Solomon [NOOK Book]

Overview

This story was inspired by Brian Aldiss' Supertoys Last All Summer Long. But instead of exploring what happens when a couple recieves a child that is a robot this story explores what happens when a child recieves a surrogate parent that is a robot. It's done with alternate history, the year 1957, and aliens that resemble us but say very little about their origins are trading technology and advanced machines for some of our soil.Quickly companies form partnerships with the extraterrestrials and single mother, ...

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Solomon

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Overview

This story was inspired by Brian Aldiss' Supertoys Last All Summer Long. But instead of exploring what happens when a couple recieves a child that is a robot this story explores what happens when a child recieves a surrogate parent that is a robot. It's done with alternate history, the year 1957, and aliens that resemble us but say very little about their origins are trading technology and advanced machines for some of our soil.Quickly companies form partnerships with the extraterrestrials and single mother, Lydia Meyer is convinced by a slick salesman that used to sell vacuum cleaners to purchase a new Solomon series robot to be a companion for her lonely son. It goes badly.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044359871
  • Publisher: JT Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 162,694
  • File size: 91 KB

Meet the Author

JT Pearson is possibly more myth than reality. It is widely believed that he has been around for thousands of years. Archeological digs have uncovered Grecian artwork that suggests that they prayed to him to cure ailments of the feet. Irish legend insists that JT Pearson is that movement in shadow that you’re not certain that you actually saw, or that image at the edge of your peripheral vision that vanishes when you turn toward it. In the upper Midwest of the United States people had claimed that they had several images of JT Pearson captured on film but they were all poor quality and eventually proven to be hoaxes. It is only recently that an artist rendering was discovered in the attic of an old convent that is believed to be authentic. President Richard Nixon had claimed before his death that JT Pearson was the specter that haunted his boyhood home, and quite possibly the reason that his mother left his father for a short time. Nestled among all of these legends and hearsay is the accusation that he is the author of this sight and responsible for the drivel that has been filling your head. Lawyers for JT Pearson advise that if you read his work you do so at your own peril and no form of compensation either monetary or otherwise will be offered for any injuries permanent or short term which are incurred within the pages of his stories. If you’d like to communicate with JT Pearson either burn a photograph of yourself and sprinkle the ashes into the wind at dusk or you may take the more conventional route at thehungryrobot2005@gmail.com P.S. look for novels coming in the near future. For now, please enjoy the many short stories that he has provided for you to read for free. Feedback is much appreciated.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

    This story was totally killer!!! It's alternate history and kind

    This story was totally killer!!! It's alternate history and kind've a twist on Kubrick's AI. I won't spoil it. Good job with the dialogue too

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Latchkey child accidently gets a terminator. Fun, with a nice fe

    Latchkey child accidently gets a terminator. Fun, with a nice feel for the time period, but a bit creepy. A good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Sci fi Excellence T

    Very good story set in 1957. The theme and outcome would work if the story was set in 2013. If you like Brian Aldiss you will love this :-) .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Weird

    This story was a little weird. I'm not sure if I liked it at all. J...… :|

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Creepy. Poorly written dialogue. -Town Crier

    Author really needs to work on character dialogue. The conversations were either disjointed and pointless, or suffered from run-on sentences; all very much like dialogue from anime. Story didn't seem to be all that well thought out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Strange

    Good short story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Very entertaining!

    Very entertaining!

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