I love me some robots.
One of my specialties, and something I hope to focus on in the blog for a while, is the inhuman. I did animals last month, and this month we’re moving on to man-made marvels including robots, cyborgs, and AI. I don’t have an extra Tuesday in this month for a roundup or bonus reading material, so keep an eye out for that on other weekdays!
The Classic: i, robot – Isaac Asimov
This book has been on my list for absolute AGES, but I’ve somehow avoided reading it. It’s the first novel containing Asimov’s famous 3 laws of robotics, and as such is a classic no robot-loving individual should be allowed to pass up. I’ve read a lot of the Foundation series, so I know how Asimov reads, and I’m certain I’ll get through it without issue. It’s also surprisingly short – will be a breeze.
This month, I didn’t have any blog-advertised books that I knew contained robot main characters. As a result, I went through Amazon just surfing for rando indie books. I narrowed it down to either this or Robot Proletariat, since there didn’t seem to be a good selection of robot books available.
The Popular: All Systems Red – Martha Wells
I saw this when searching for books at a library near me that I’m not quite a member of yet. I’m pretty excited to read this – it seems right up my alley. I’m a huge fan of the Terminator movies, and killer robots are just so awesome. This robot seems a bit more pensive than Arnold’s T-800, but I don’t really care. It calls itself murderbot. If this book disappoints me, I’m going to be quite upset.
The Leftovers: Something from YOU?
I love beta reading. If you have something you’d like me to beta read, shoot me a line. I’ll almost definitely purchase a copy of your book when it comes out (caveat is if it’s too sketchy a download or payment method), and I’ll definitely put a plug on this wee little blog for you.
Do you have a published book and a method of purchasing it that isn’t sketch as hell? Post a link in the comments! If I think it looks cool, I’ll put it on my list of books to consider reviewing for next month.
One of my primary goals is to support indie authors who are serious about their craft. I hope to hear from you published and self-published writers soon!