Alastair Reynolds. In Babelsberg. (Reach for Infinity)

reachA 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.

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