Robot Soliloquy by J. Eckert Lytle

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Post July 16, 2014, 06:50:10 PM

Robot Soliloquy by J. Eckert Lytle

Seriously, this story reminds me of BLUE, a pool cleaning machine that evolved, and one other story that I read some years ago, maybe in this Zine, where the robot war machine had similar thoughts observations and the like working with a human counterpart.

Cool story none the less.


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Post July 17, 2014, 02:21:59 PM

Re: Robot Soliloquy by J. Eckert Lytle

In Mr. Lytle’s world, politics seem universal. I enjoyed the character of Professor Pheebus.
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Post July 18, 2014, 08:57:00 PM

Re: Robot Soliloquy by J. Eckert Lytle

Whoa! Another surprise ending . . . they're all over this issue, I guess. Another good one, too, except for feeling a little rushed at the end.

I'm reminded of a very old piece of advice--it's been said in a lot of ways, but the one that came to me was a part of a song lyric (from "To Kingdom Come" by Robbie Robertson, off the Music from Big Pink album):

Just be careful what you do
It all comes back on you.

I think that says enough.
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Post July 25, 2014, 07:25:51 PM

Re: Robot Soliloquy by J. Eckert Lytle

It's a karma story. As the Hindus and Buddhists would say:

What goes around, comes around .

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Post July 28, 2014, 08:36:59 PM

Re: Robot Soliloquy by J. Eckert Lytle

Got to say we probably deserved it.
Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. – Neil Gaiman

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