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D. B. Story is a writer living in the southwestern United States. While that territory can cover anywhere from New Mexico to Hawaii he declines to be more specific at this time. His use of the time-honored artifice of writing under a pseudonym comes from the necessity to still maintain a day job and the habit of employers to Google new applicants to discover what stupid things said applicant is willing to foolishly do, and then doubly foolishly post for the world to see afterwards. Such invasions of one’s personal life become an unnecessary distraction. D. B. Story has long had interests in both Science Fiction (since first discovering his mother’s secret cache of Ace Doublebooks stashed under her bed) and writing. In fact, anything he has enjoyed participating in he eventually has a desire to create as well. He seriously began writing (although not selling) stories ten years ago due to a dissatisfaction with what he was reading at the time and the belief that he could do it better. He started out with the interaction between humans and the sexy robots they would inevitably create and later branched out to other erotic Fantasy and SF genres. During that time he has written everything from flash fiction to a 402,000 word novel and a screenplay based on his other writings, as yet unsold. Whether his writing is actually “better” he admits he must leave to his readers to decide, but he likes his stuff a lot. He has often said that, “Writing time is always good time.” He also says that with the advent of cheap computers, word processors, eBooks, and the Internet that times have never been better for a diversity of writers to be heard.
on June 20, 2012 :
6 more stories further explore the intriguing future world of male and female robots ~*~ "Pickup at the Robot Club" tells the story of the dark days after the robots are first emancipated and struggling to deal with their new reality of being cast out to survive as best they can. And of Jon, a human looking for more than just quick hook-up, even if he still has a lot to learn about robots in general. ~*~"Robert Steel" tells of Sandi, a graduate student of the Fembot Studies course out to tame and capture the wild m-bot of her dreams. ~*~In "Aunt Lonnie" a young man discovers the secret of his too sexy Aunt Lonnie and why she was shunned by the rest of his family. ~*~"G. Jane" tells the story of a Gigolo Jane model whose life is run by a smalltime pimp until she and her sister fembots are forced to cope on their own. ~*~"Marilyn" speaks to the problems a fembot encounters when she is made in the image of the famous screen icon. Can she finally find a happy ending this time around? ~*~"Abandoned Property" is a story of opportunity meeting preparation, otherwise known as luck, as a young man visiting paradise finds a way to bring it all back with him.
My favorites of this collection - Aunt Lonnie, Pickup, Abandoned, and G.Jane. Lots of happy ever after and emotions, with a little suspense, a little tension, and plenty of exploration into the benefits of robots in our society, and problems of the robots. I loved the insight into the "mind" of the robots.
Themes: MF, light FF.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)