There was plenty to distract us humans.
Plenty of reasons not to notice the rise of the machines.
But don’t worry.
That’s what writers are for:
Switch off, tune out and drop in for a daily 100 word/ 1 minute blast of science fiction.
Here is the lienup.
St. Stephen’s Day:
Monday the 27th December.
The full text is here, via Voicemail from Neptune.
Tuesday the 28th December
Wednesday the 29th December
John is a writer, actor and stand up comedian based in Ballysadare. He’s probably best known for RTE’s ‘The Savage Eye’. He has starred in several films and TV shows. It is well worth seeing one of his live performances (coming to a venue near you, once the pandemic ebbs).
Thursday the 30th December
Ivan is a writer based in Sligo. He has written two novels, and has just had a story published in ‘The Fiddlehead’. Twelve Robots will be his first jump into the world of Sci-Fi.
New Years Eve
Sylvester is a writer based in Sligo. He writes fiction and is a science fiction fanatic. When he is not writing in his favourite coffee shop, Sylvester spends most of his time reading, gardening and watching Succession.
New Year’s Day
Dan is a writer based in Essex in England. He also works for the UK Space Agency on a European programme of space robotics for advanced satellite and planetary exploration technologies, so knows what he’s writing about when it comes to robots. You can find out more on Dan’s website, danjonesbooks.
Sunday the 2nd January
Monday the 3nd January
Tuesday the 4th January
Jack needs no introduction for Irish science fiction fans. He is a writer and researcher who teaches at the University of Limerick. He is the editor of the SFF anthologies ‘A Brilliant Void’ and ‘It Rose Up,’ published by Tramp Press. Expect classical Sci-Fi with a twist.
Wednesday the 5th January
Suzanne is a playwright based in Sligo. She is the director of Magpie Theatre. Expect something surreal. The web page for Magpie Theatre is here.
Nollaig na mBan
Brendan is a science fiction writer based in Ontario in Canada. He is the author of The 13th Vote. You can find out more about his work here. Expect the twelve robots to end with full on Sci-Fi.
Feel free to like/ bleep/ click/ share or otherwise condobulate the stories …just don’t let the robots know what you’re up to.