23 May 2017

Eating Robots And Other Stories by Stephen Oram

Step into a high-tech vision of the future with author of Quantum Confessions and Fluence Stephen Oram. Featuring health-monitoring mirrors, tele-empathic romances and limb-repossessing bailiffs, Eating Robots explores the collision of utopian dreams and twisted realities in a world where humanity and technology are becoming ever more intertwined.

Sometimes funny, often unsettling, and always with a word of warning, these thirty sci-fi shorts will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. 

Eating Robots & Other Stories by Stephen Oram is an amazing collection of sci-fi / dystopian stories.

Each story has been written with care and so much so that it is reflected in the stories themselves. All the stories as a collection is amazing, though when judging individually, I must say that I liked some stories more than the others. Sacred Waters, Logical Love and A Rude Awakening are my favourites. The title story, Eating Robots is a story that I am on the fence about.

The stories feel alive because Stephen Oram has done an amazing job of mixing up sci-fi possibilities from the future to our realities. Each story is designed to make you think that there is a possibility of it coming true someday even when in your heart, you know what you are reading is fiction. And some of the stories are borderline scary.

All in all, this is a book that has all the elements of an entertainer and the author’s language and description style only elevates the level of the book.