Solomon

Solomon

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by JT Pearson
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044359871
Publisher:
JT Pearson
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,252,115
File size:
93 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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Solomon 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
rogermeanyRM More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Latchkey child accidently gets a terminator. Fun, with a nice feel for the time period, but a bit creepy. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :-) .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was a little weird. I'm not sure if I liked it at all. J...… :|