Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Alloprene, by Stephen R. Wilk

(Hard SF) Jason got paid for doing an experiment with a robot today, and he and his wife try to figure out what it was all about. (4,618 words)

Rating: 3, Ordinary story

"Alloprene," by appeared in the April 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Facts, published , by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: The problem addressed by the story is a real one; how do we make people comfortable interacting with computer systems that exhibit some form of intelligence. The proposed solution is an interesting one, and the ultimate meaning of the name "allopreen" is amusing.

Con: There is barely a story here.

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