Friday, June 10, 2016

Mandalas on the 405, by Elisabeth R. Adams

(Near-future SF) New models of self-driving cars in Los Angeles have started making patterns on the roadways, and the engineers need to figure out why. (1,326 words)

Rating: 3, Unremarkable

"Mandalas on the 405," by appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, published , by .

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

Pro: Presumably what they figure out is that the combination of new cars and new software has accidentally attained intelligence.

Con: The concept is very silly. Also, none of the characters actually does much of anything.

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