Eating Robots is a short story collection about fantasy, science and robots, a future where the robots are a part of each and every aspect of our lives. The author has penned the stories of #EatingRobots in varying lengths and they cover so many different aspects science fiction.
The blurb mentions, “health-monitoring mirrors, tele-empathic romances and limb-repossessing bailiffs, Eating Robots explores the collision of utopian dreams and twisted realities.” The stories are definitely twisted, surprising and satisfying. All sci-fi lovers and fans of how robotics and technology will eventually invade all aspects of our lives will clearly see their vision reflected in these stories.
It is difficult to choose which I liked the most since even the smallest story has a powerful ending. Some happy, some not so much but the machines and their stories cannot be ignored. I shall be picking more works of the author soon.
The story, which shared the name of the anthology, was particularly interesting and so aptly named – Eating Robots indeed. Works both ways I say 😉 Anxiety Loop, Update Me or Die, Real Meat, Deliver Me From Darkness, US along with Eating Robots left an impact on me. Overall, I enjoyed the book whether it was about love, health or relationships between humans or machines, this was one interesting book to read and I finished it in one day. 🙂
I reviewed an ARC of the book but it has no issues of language, grammar or typos. Well written, taunt, thought provoking with imagery that is food for thought even after the book finishes.
I cannot express what works in the book except the fact that it almost mirrors our life but with machines and technology. If you love this science – fiction then it is a must read.
The future is bright…or is it?
Step into a high-tech vision of the future with the author of Quantum Confessions and Fluence, Stephen Oram.
Featuring health-monitoring mirrors, tele-empathic romances and limb-repossessing bailiffs, Eating Robots explores the collision of utopian dreams and twisted realities in a world where humanity and technology are becoming ever more intertwined.
Sometimes funny, often unsettling, and always with a word of warning, these thirty sci-fi shorts will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.
Stephen Oram writes thought provoking stories that mix science fiction with social comment, mainly in a recognisable near-future. He is the Author in Residence at Virtual Futures’, once described as the ‘Glastonbury of cyberculture’. He has collaborated with scientists and future-tech people to write short stories that create debate about potential futures, most recently with the Human Brain Project and Bristol Robotics Laboratory as part of the Bristol Literature Festival.
As a teenager he was heavily influenced by the ethos of punk. In his early twenties he embraced the squatter scene and was part of a religious cult, briefly. He did some computer stuff in what became London’s silicon roundabout and is now a civil servant with a gentle attraction to anarchism.
He has two published novels – Quantum Confessions and Fluence – and several shorter pieces.