A Dozen in Denver

A Dozen in Denver

by Jose R. Rodriguez

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In this short story a private investigator is hired to find out who “killed” and old servant bot by smashing his head with a pipe. He takes the case just to tie him over the dearth of his usual customers, suspicious people looking for dirt on their cheating spouses. His snooping leads to the conclusion that another robot is the culprit, which is not possible as robots are non-violent machines, or that is what the powers above say. His suspicious are confirmed when he finds and confronts the culprit bot, a rather non-compliant and violent machine. The social order as he knows it becomes suspect.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044215795
Publisher: Jose R. Rodriguez
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Series: Short stories , #19
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,021,879
File size: 74 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

BiographyI was Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents. I came to the U.S. in 1980 to study; my parents were glad to buy me a one-way ticket and helped me pack my bags. B.S in Aeronautical Engineering and M.S in Aerospace Engineering. Since then I have worked as an engineer and a computer programmer in the structural timber industry. I'm a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.I used to skydive until I busted a knee in my 985th jump. I took up bicycling and now I'm an avid mountain biker having busted a few body parts and cracked a few helmets on rocky, steep Colorado trails. I enjoy cross country riding at night and down hilling at ski resorts during the summer days. I race BMX. I used to fly small airplanes but let private license expire because it got expensive.Publishing CreditsPublished work: “The Tomato King,” Summer 1994, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey City, NJ. “Guacaipuro’s Gold,” Vol. 7, No. 2, Chiricu, Indiana State University, Bloomington, In. “Moonstruck,” Spring 1995, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey. “Old Tales,” No. 18, 1995, Latino Stuff Review, Miami, Fl. “Tramps,” New Texas 95, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx. Winner of the 1995 Betty Greene Fiction Award. “El Norteno,” August 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line. “Pedro Orozco,” October 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line, winner of their first literary contest. Has written six unpublished novels in the past few years . Winner of the 2010 Dirt Rag magazine literary contest with "King of the hill" short story (see October issue).

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A Dozen in Denver 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good shortstlory. It cud really happen...who knows.!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There needs to be more!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good storyline, nice retelling of the "runaway robot" story with a twist, and i enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this. Being from Colorado it was cool to see real places used in the story. Not sure how well it will relate to those who have never visited Denver. I liked the phycological questions posed by the author. I seem to remember watching an episode of the outer limits where a bot was standing trial for a murder so this was along that line of thought. Very Isaac Asamovish in it's phycology. The author at times seems to be efficent in his writing style. Other times the story does need some work. It seems like a few sections need an editors touch. The ending seem a bit lacking as well. I think there just needed to be more to it. Flushing out a few parts of this story could make it really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago