Clarkesworld Magazine #177, June 2021 by Neil Clarke (editor)
BOTS OF THE LOST ARK by Suzanne Palmer, 11080 WORDS, NOVELETTE
Bots run amok, aliens threaten, ship and humans need to be saved, little bot to the rescue.
Set on the same ship and following the adventures of the same little bot as HUGO-awarded The Secret Life if Bots, this is a fun and slightly absurd take on the currently abundant stories and novels about artificial intelligences.
I guess it is about time that I pick up one of her full-length novels.
Can be read for free here. Shamelessly stolen from that same page:
Suzanne Palmer is a writer and linux system administrator who lives in western Massachusetts. Her work has appeared frequently in Asimov’s and Analog, and her Clarkesworld story “The Secret Life of Bots” won the 2018 Hugo for Best Novelette. Her next novel, The Scavenger Door (book three of the Finder Chronicles), will be published by DAW in August 2021.
- Dave’s Head by Suzanne Palmer — my review is here
- The Painter of Trees by Suzanne Palmer
- Thirty-Three Percent Joe by Suzanne Palmer
- The Secret Life of Bots by Suzanne Palmer — my review is here
In other news, I am in a bit of a reading slump. Real Life is a little extra hard right now. I turned to comfort reading and spent all weekend and Monday night with re-reading some of my favourite fanfiction. A little Spirk and a whole lot McShep.
I am still listening to the audio of Fire and Ice: The Volcanoes of the Solar System.
Further planned reading for February:
– The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six, ebook — this one will take most of the year.
– Interview With The Vampire, ebook, re-read
– maybe A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, ebook
– Saga #56, pub date 23.02., comic
– StoryGraph Reading Randomizer #1 The Legacy, ebook, TBR
– StoryGraph Reading Randomizer #2 The Solitaire Mystery, paper, TBR