Robots, Rosebuds, and Resurrection
I grew up in the Styx generation, cruising the streets of Salt Lake City with “Domo Arigato, Mr. Robato” blasting from the cheap factory speakers of my friend’s vomit-green Chevy Nova.
So when the opportunity arose to publish a good robot story, I was in. How could it get any better? But it did. Rogue robots and steampunk hearts, all in one issue.
In Oliver Buckram’s The Running of the Robots, once-shunned Sergeant Mendoza finds he’s something of a celebrity as the robots come rolling through Dallas... again.
And in Nicola Belte’s Gathering Rosebuds of Rust, spinster Mary learns the value of a heart that is capable of breaking.
Finally, for this months Classic Flash, we have a story that was first published in Fantastic Universe in December of 1957 — but which is about something considerably older than that. It’s Robert J. Shea’s “Resurrection.”
Thanks as always. Please read, link, tweet... and enjoy!
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About the Author
Suzanne Vincent — an old fat lady from the heart of Mormondom — ekes out a little spare time to crank out the occasional interesting story, usually with a somewhat deranged bent, but softened by an undercurrent of spirituality. She writes about her interests, which range far and wide: history, "low" fantasy, really good psychological horror, tattoos, Indonesian puppets, fortune cookies, mirrors, and a particular soft spot for old and/or unfamiliar fairy tales, myths, and legends. A 2005 graduate of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp, she regrets not having begun her study of the writing craft while in her youth. "I Speak the Master’s Will" was featured in the first issue of Flash Fiction Online, and "The Cleansing" appeared in November 2008. She has also been previously published at anotherealm.com, and her story “Strange Love” was published in audio form at Drabblecast.
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