Thursday, August 23, 2018

R.U.R-8?, by Suzanne Palmer

★★★☆☆ Average

(Apocalypse) Some obsolete sentient robots hide near a nuclear furnace to avoid being recycled, but one of them goes out to hunt for spare parts, risking exposure. (4,650 words; Time: 15m)

Although there are references to the play, "R.U.R.," there's no need to read it first.

"R.U.R-8?," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 09-10|18, published on by .

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Pro: Stout loses his old, unworthy friends, but he finds a new one and a new purpose.

Con: It’s a rather ignominious apocalypse, and I don’t hold out any hope for the robots without the resources of the city to support them.

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