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All Actors Are Robots (no but seriously)

In an effort to combine my seemingly disparate interests, I pitched an idea for a new column to my editor at Tor.com, focusing on the depiction of sci-fi and fantasy in the world of theatre. People don’t typically think of plays as being bastions for weaving elegant tales of aliens and dragons and cyborgs (oh my!), but in fact, you’d be surprised! (In theatre, we just cover up the “genre” gimmick by giving it some pretentious name like “magical realism” or “futurism” etc).

Anyway, here’s the first of such columns, exploring RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots), a Czech play from the early 20th century that actually introduced the word “robot” to the world.

“SFF Onstage: Rossum’s Universal Robots” on Tor Dot Com

The Future of the Emerson College Public Safety Video

My fellow Emerson alum are all too aware that the ATM is possibly the greatest invention ever. This week, over at FiveByFiveHundred.com, my newest piece of speculative flash-fiction explores the future of the ATM, and the possible ramifications of artificial intelligence as it spreads to more pedestrian technologies.

Also, because sassy robots are just plain funny. And that’s what really matters. Enjoy!