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Robots, Rosebuds, and Resurrection

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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Suzanne Vincent

Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.

 

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