Cory Doctorow’s “I, Robot”

Cory Doctorow has a new short story called “I, Robot”. Why? Here’s what he says:

Last spring, in the wake of Ray Bradbury pitching a tantrum over Michael Moore appropriating the title of Fahrenheit 451 to make Fahrenheit 9/11, I conceived of a plan to write a series of stories with the same titles as famous sf shorts, which would pick apart the totalitarian assumptions underpinning some of sf’s classic narratives.

Today, Infinite Matrix magazine published the latest of these, a story called “I, Robot”, which describes the police state that would have to obtain if you were going to have a world where there was only one kind of robot allowed and only one company was allowed to make it.

I think this should be very interesting.
I really liked Cory’s last novel “Eastern Standard Tribe”, and will sure be reading this short story.

[Via: Boing Boing]

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