Burying Engines: Digital Science Fiction Short Story (Cosmic Hooey Book 6)

Burying Engines: Digital Science Fiction Short Story (Cosmic Hooey Book 6)
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Series: Digital Science Fiction, Science Fiction Short Stories, Book 6
Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction Short Stories, Short Stories
Publisher: Digital Science Fiction
Publication Year: 2015
ASIN: B01647BM72
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Burying Engines

Deputies Slim Dozier and Taylor Trot are on trial. The charge? Wrongful destruction of a robot.

The year is 3917. In the town of Mesquiteer, on the Old West steampunk colony of Arimex, people have developed feelings for engines. One freed mining engine by the name of Proud Tom Apel has even made a remarkably human life for himself. He has three adopted children and an unofficial wife. At least, he did until someone killed him.

Now the town deputies are brought before the sheriff, the judge, Proud Tom’s widow and children, and a whole courtroom full of angry townsfolk in a trial that burns hotter than the three suns overhead.

Burying Engines, a story that hit Amazon’s ‘Top 100 Science Fiction Short Stories’, is a poignant tale of justice, prejudice, and rights. It delicately begs a question that we will soon need an answer for: should machines with Artificial Intelligence have the same rights as humans? Marilyn K. Martin delivers a steampunk colonization story you will never forget. It is equal parts haunting, beautiful, and thoughtful. The only question is what side of the courtroom are you on?’

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