Friday, January 12, 2007
Rev Up the Robots
From the recent issue of Publishers Weekly comes this snippet of a recent signed deal: Harper has bought world English rights to David Levy’s nonfiction work, Love and Sex with Robots: Artificial Intelligence, Automatons, and the Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships. According to the article, Levy will “explore the burgeoning sexual subculture of companion robots and offer a prediction for the way our personal interactions with technology may soon evolve.”
There’s a burgeoning sexual subculture of companion robots? Man, where have I been?
Got me to thinking. Why couldn’t this be turned into a premise for a novel in the Christian market? Now there’s a challenge for you, BGs. Here’s mine:
A female robot, maid and companion to a stuffed animal salesman, kills him in a fit of jealousy. When she tries to hide his body in his favorite stuffed animal—the life-size gray gorilla in their TV room—she discovers the corpse of the salesman’s human wife inside—with the same face as her own … Sold to Karen Ball as her first acquisition for B&H.