They Do It with Robots by Eric James Stone is one of those short superhero stories that you just CAN’T find these days.
They Do it with robots looks like the perfect set-up for a faux 60’s comic book cover. A stage show inside a luxury boat, a room packed with impossibly rich perverts, a young boy with his heart torn out, Aztec-style for them to see; a man reassuring his date “They do it with robots, sweetheart”.
This is not a dream, a hoax or a fantasy!:
They Do It With Robots is one of those stories that’s really hard to review, really. I could go on for page after page on why I liked it, or the kind of strings it tugged in me (the heart kind) or with how much precision. With the intent of not wasting your time, I will instead list why I loved this story, in Silver-Age Style cover format:
-A HINT TO A MUCH LARGER UNIVERSE!
-A TRAGIC LOVE STORY!
-A CRISIS AVERTED! OR IS IT?
All in all, They Do It is one of those stories that just radiates outward into what could make for a pretty awesome comic book series.
Back-Cover publication details:
- 3000 WORDS OF WONDER!
- MADE BY THE MIGHTY PEN OF A HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD WINNER!
- FREE TO READ HERE!
- THE WRITING HERO’S ONLINE LAIR!
Konstantine Paradias is a Greek science fiction and fantasy writer. He has a blog, called Shapescapes (shapescapes). There, you can find comic book and movie reviews, a collection of his short stories as well as lots of other (slightly unrelated) articles to while away the time.
For comments or plain old contact, you can find him at firstname.lastname@example.org