Sunday, February 21, 2016

Eleven top stories of love and robots

At the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Ceridwen Christensen tagged eleven stories of truly science fictional romance. One title on the list:
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is in many ways the most straightforward love story on this list, but that it not to say it is simplistic. The android Finn comes to live with Kat and her family when she is five. He acts as her tutor, then, as she ages, as her lover. She doesn’t believe him to have emotions, and questions her own motivations in enacting an affair with a being who can not reciprocate her feelings. This is the reverse of many robot love stories, where the authenticity of the android’s emotions are questioned endlessly and the human’s are understood to be authentic. This is an intensely personal novel, and achingly lovely.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Mad Scientist's Daughter.

--Marshal Zeringue