Tuesday, January 7, 2020

One Lost Space Suit Way, by A.J. Ward


(Robot SF) A robotic space suit tells the story of its life. (3,510 words; Time: 11m)

"One Lost Space Suit Way," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.011 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The space suit is essentially a robot that had room inside for a person. It’s amusing the way it could move around for years without anyone realizing it wasn’t a person.

I also liked it that the robot kept following instructions directing it to help people. That is, it had an underlying program it couldn’t change. And I liked it that the ending brought it full circle to erase the harm it did by fleeing the farm in the first place.

Con: There are a lot of dull stretches in this story. And there are no meaningful characters other than the space suit itself.

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