“Have you ever met a human? This reads as if an alien wrote it.”
In the not-too-far-distant future Artificial Intelligences may be able to write science fiction “from a certain point of view” better than humans, and of course humans may not know the difference. In this Hugo year of abounding AI stories, Fandom distinguishes itself with a compact plot and wry humor.
“My lack of emotion circuits means I cannot be ‘happy’ about performing any actions.”
(2018 Hugo Award novelette finalist. Illustration is cover of magazine in which story appeared; has nothing to do with story.)