Day: September 4, 2015

Review of ‘Robots Like Blue’

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In an effort to improve performance, a developer installs programming in service robots to allow them to communicate with each other. Robot Robbie, one of hundreds of service robots is assigned to Lucy, with the command to ‘make Lucy happy.’ In the process, though, he begins to question his own existence and self-awareness. The more questions, the more he learns, the more he realizes that he doesn’t know.

Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney is an interesting sci-fi story in the style of Isaac Asimov and other pioneer writers in the genre. Well structured, with robot characters that are in many ways more human than the humans.

Fun reading for fans of sci-fi. I give it four stars.