Overview

Walrus Gideon, head of his own custom cybernetics company is barely getting by. He can undercut his competition on contract bids, but only a few at a time. After all, there’s only so much work a two-man operation can take on. That’s fine though, until a satisfied customer gives him a gift, an A.Y., or “Artificial You”, that thinks it can do whatever Walrus can do, which not only includes bidding on jobs, but making copies of itself, who also then bid on jobs and make copies of ...
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Bidding the Walrus

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Overview

Walrus Gideon, head of his own custom cybernetics company is barely getting by. He can undercut his competition on contract bids, but only a few at a time. After all, there’s only so much work a two-man operation can take on. That’s fine though, until a satisfied customer gives him a gift, an A.Y., or “Artificial You”, that thinks it can do whatever Walrus can do, which not only includes bidding on jobs, but making copies of itself, who also then bid on jobs and make copies of themselves, and...
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Editorial Reviews

Worm's Sci Fi Haven - Dagny Taggart
This is a cute, quick, easy read. Schoen easily gives it a hard sci fi feel, but without all the techno babble that can be a turn off to readers. the entire story takes place in about 24 hours, which leads me to ask "what happens next? what happened last week? Walrus is a pretty cool guy, i wanna know more about him!"
tangentonline.com - Sherwood Smith
The narrator is Walrus, who runs a small business designing modular robots in a space station where A.I.’s are strictly forbidden. He has a single worker, Weird Tommy, who has a lot of emotional and mental problems, but who works hard, and about whom the narrator cares. I liked this story best, I think, for its human interaction mixed with nifty ideas—these arising from a gift (?) an alien gave Walrus in thanks for a job well done.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016169293
  • Publisher: Paper Golem LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He’s also one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Klingon language, the publisher behind a speculative fiction small press, Paper Golem.

He’s been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award and the Hugo Award. Some of his most popular writing deals with the ongoing adventures of a space-faring stage hypnotist named the Amazing Conroy and his animal companion Reggie, an alien buffalito that can eat anything and farts oxygen.

Lawrence lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a Klingon speaker.
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