My unauthorized story about the inner life of a Mars rover is in the first edition of The Antihumanist: https://theantihumanists.com/2021/06/26/1st-edition/ The issue is full of funny, thought-provoking stories, a combination I always strive for.
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When I woke up that morning, Akayla wasn’t at her post. She should have been monitoring the rhodium miners and scanning the maps for possible new mining locations. We had automated systems for that, but sometimes the automated systems were wrong and human input allowed us to catch costly mistakes. Redundancy was important. Redundancy wasContinue reading “Redundancy”
As Dr. Baskin strapped me in, her face was twisted uncharacteristically, but I couldn’t tell what emotion it conveyed. Was she holding back tears or just concentrating on getting the tension right? When she was done she paused, which in itself was strange in the midst of the efficient, hyper-kinetic whirlwind of preparations that wereContinue reading “Little Monkey”