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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