Good to see editor Stephen Cass throwing in one completely new (to me) author into the collection. Boyong takes a look at robotics, in an Asimovian take on giving robots the human touch. Surely giving robots a sense of humour would be a good thing? It’s Asimovian in that it could have been one of his stories from the 50s, making it feel a bit out of place in a forward-looking volume published 50 years later.
- Jon Ingold. The Fall of the City of Silver. (Interzone #236, Sep-Oct 2011)
- Paul di Filippo. Sweets Spots. (Solaris Rising)