Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Legend of Wolfgang Robotkiller, by Alex Irvine

[F&SF]
★★★☆☆

(Robot Apocalypse) No one knows where the robots came from, but they wiped out civilization in a month, and no one could lay a finger on them. Except for one person. (4,869 words; Time: 16m)

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"The Legend of Wolfgang Robotkiller," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 07-08|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.392 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It makes the post-apocalyptic world very real, and it raises the excellent question whether it spoils a good story if the hero is actually a real person.

Con: It’s very depressing reading about the last human survivors being methodically hunted down and killed, and Jason isn’t trying to do anything but survive in a situation that’s hopeless.

And why isn’t anyone else doing what Wolfgang does?

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