Tag Archives: robots

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Survival in the Robot Dawn, by C.W. Crowe (6:46)

Today we see that a prologue involving the same cast, setting, and time period as the rest of the story isn’t really a prologue. It’s Scene #1. What I gleaned…

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Metal Chest, by Chris Yee (4:27)

Today we see that smooth and interesting prose isn’t enough. The narration also has to suit the tone and character of the narrator. What I gleaned about the story: Silas…

The Galapagos Incident, by Felix R. Savage (28:50)

Today we see that if you tell us FTL comms are not possible, you should not then build your entire story around lagless interplanetary communications.

Bartleby and James, by Michael Coorlim (40:00)

Today we see that even a really engaging story can be tarnished by an insufficiency of conflict.

The Shadow of the Gauntlet, by Casey Caracciolo (4:54)

Engaging writing requires fluid, varied prose in order to sink into the background. When the minefield of stylistic patterns becomes dense, I am not able to ignore the words in favor of the story. Today we see…