A second story from Reynolds featuring an intelligent Tyrannosaurus Rex in recent years (‘At Budokan‘ from the Shine anthology being the other).
Here his T.Rex is a chat show host, with teeth (ewwww, my bad). Vincent is guesting on the show – an AI, named after van Gogh, whose job – no, whose entire raison-d’etre is to go out into the depths of the solar system, to cartograph and to study. He’s a clever sort, but when another AI turns up, in the shape of Maria (no prizes for guessing who she resembles) it turns out that there’s a side to him that doesn’t sit well with his public profile.
More from ‘Reach for Infinity’ here.