|Reviews for The Sane Writer's Guide To: Robots in Fiction|
| AbyssScript chapter 1 . 7/5
Hahaha. Lovely little piece you have here. Though I haven't posted it on this site, I actually have a story in my collection for which the protagonist is a robot. Created by the master of the house, Bronze is an "inferior model" to her predecessors, Gold and Silver. The story actually begins on the day when the master manages to imbue her with a "soul" to conduct a secret investigation. As Bronze is the only robot who has been confined to the manor and is considered an inferior model, he had decided her to be the guinea pig for the experiment (currently outlawed by the government).
For the idea, I actually have to give credit to my partners in my drama class a few years back, for the skit we were inspired to in fulfilling a certain "mime" requirement. Of course, that idea was in regards to humans, not robots, but the relationship between Bronze and the master is similar.
However, I have to admit I never quite realized how many topics I was addressing with this story until I read this Guide. And yes, one of the ideas is that of romance, I'll reluctantly admit. Thanks to this, I'm tempted to go ahead and post it, just to see the kind of response I'll get.
Thank you very much. Keep up the good work in the future please.
| Amanda chapter 1 . 8/14/2014
Thanks for this! I was trying to find some sort of critical analysis and tips for writing about robots. There is surprisingly few suggestions out there. I still have a lot of questions, but your discussion of humanity really helped as a jumping off point!
| 1cepick chapter 1 . 6/22/2013
I'm working on a sci-fi of my own. The theme being that robots simply follow through on their programming, but humans are no different either. Our programming is carbon based instead of silicon and humans just like to romanticism consciousness as something special, while it's really just boils down to sufficiently advanced thought processes.
Should I run with it?
| JohnnyZwei chapter 1 . 7/9/2012
Very interesting. I may have to come back here if I ever decide to add robots to my story.
On a completely unrelated note, I found a typo. you wrote "dis" instead of "is"
is all of the true feeling on the human side, or dis the human just using the robot?
| Project Phoenix Agent 003 chapter 1 . 3/19/2011
So many valid points..my brain is on stimulus overload. That's a good thing by the way. At least to me. Now I feel the unparralleled need to write a story about robots.
| Written chapter 1 . 3/3/2011
I only wish this weren't so short! I don't know too much about robots but when I was younger I used to read some classic sci-fi that included them. I loved your topic choice because it's quite unique; i'm adding this one to my community archive too!