Robots mow your lawn; conduct complex scientific research, surveillance and planetary exploration; track people; play table soccer; and act as pets. But they can't "think" like you and I. And they don't possess common sense . . . yet.
Nina Munteanu is a Canadian writer whose fiction and nonfiction have appeared in publications throughout United States, Canada, the UK, Romania, and Greece. Several of her short stories have been nominated for the Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) Fountain Award. Her SF romantic thriller, "Collision with Paradise," is scheduled for release in Spring 2005 by Liquid Silver Books. Nina's critical essays and reviews regularly appear in The Internet Review of Science Fiction, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Aoife's Kiss, among others. For more information on her writing, visit her website, SF Girl. Read more by Nina in our archive.
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