robot

Neofeud: The Point and Clicky Adventure of a Cybernetic Dude

Neofeud, developed by Hawaiian writer, artist and game dev Christian Miller (also known as “Silver Spook”), is, as the title suggests, a point and click adventure game set in a dystopic near-future Co...

Memories of Green: A Defense for the Smart Sci-Fi

Blade Runner is a special movie for all of us cyberpunks. It was the film that popularised the dank and dark cities of a future that fetishised technology. It was the film that made us question our hu...

‘Your thoughts are valuable!’: A Review of Absolute Knowledge

Absolute Knowledge, written by independent author Drew Cordell, is the product of a successful Kickstarter project, and is a novel that feels reminiscent of elderly SF. The synopsis is as follows: ‘It...

‘She was only attached to the limb, after all’: A Review of L0WL1F3 no. 2

I was excited for this one. Very excited. And it’s hard to not be excited when peering into the beautiful cover of the second issue of L0WL1F3, with Luke Molver’s stunning artwork luring the reader in...

‘I can buy you, grow you, sell you, cut you into bits. Your screams: my music’; A Review of Bruce Sterling’s Schismatrix

Though published in the mid-nineties, Sterling’s compendium Schismatrix Plus includes the Schismatrix novel itself, along with several shorts and prose pieces that add to his Shaper/Mechanist universe...

The Automaton Sequence: 5.0: ‘It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves’; The Human as Machine

‘We are all chimeras, theorised and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs.’ Donna Haraway, pp. 158 As the Automaton Sequence comes to an end, I wish to end on a bang; to...

The Automaton Sequence: 4.0: ‘If a male god created the world, then he certainly created woman first’; The Female Robot in Metropolis

For the past four weeks, I’ve taken you on an exciting robotic adventure. From defining what the robot is, to understanding the anxiety that comes from facing one’s creation. For my penultimate articl...

The Automaton Sequence: 3.0: ‘You are my creator, but I am your master’; Robot Anxiety

And so here we are, the dreaded Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus week. For the purpose of this article, I am referring to Mary Shelley’s opus, and to a lesser extent Kenneth Branagh’s Mary Shell...

The Automaton Sequence: 2.0: ‘Go, Adam, go, Eve. The world is yours’; Rebellion of the Robot People

Moving on from last week, we’ll be delving deep into one of my favourite roboty texts, and analysing specific themes and motifs about the representation of the robot. I mentioned that I’d be usi...

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