By Campbell Paul Young
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: could 25, 2015
Number of Pages: 172
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2015: The Yellowstone caldera tears itself aside in an explosive eruption an order of significance greater than anticipated. greater than 10000 cubic kilometers of ejecta are thrown transparent the 1st day. A boiling pillar of vaporized rock thirty miles excessive towers over the continent. inside of hours, the ash starts to fall. inside days, thousands are useless. inside weeks, the govt. has fallen.
2045: After suffering to outlive thirty years of volcanic iciness, a small city-state within the ash fields of principal Texas has started to flourish. based within the ruins of an enormous collage, fueled via technological innovation, and guarded by way of roaming businesses of hardened rangers, the Republic is on its strategy to turning into the dominant energy within the sector. Its factories and farms have restored a degree of relative peace and balance to the scattered remnants of humanity. exchange is prospering, individuals are consuming, and civilization is ultimately anything greater than an previous tale informed round the campfire.
The fragile peace is shattered one evening whilst a invaluable gas cargo is destroyed on a abandoned stretch of street. The rangers are summoned, yet they quickly locate that this can be no usual outlaw raid: a brand new risk is brewing within the wastelands.
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You are a robot, Andrew reminded himself sternly. You are a product of the United States Robots and Mechanical Men Corporation. And then Andrew would look at Little Miss and a sensation of great joy and warmth would spread through his positronic brain--a sensation that he had come to identify as "love"--and he would have to remind himself, allover again, that he was nothing more than a cleverly designed structure of metal and plastic with an artificial platinum-iridium brain inside his chrome-steel skull, and he had no right to feel emotions, or to think paradoxical thoughts, or to do any other such complex and mysterious human thing.
That isn't what they want, at U. S. Robots. They're after perfection, and I suppose they've attained it--their idea of perfection, anyway. The perfect servant. The flawlessly functioning mechanical man. But perfection can be a terrible limitation, Andrew. Don't you agree? What it leads to is a kind of soulless automaton that has no ability to transcend its builders' predetermined notions of its limitations. Not at all like you, Andrew. You aren't soulless, that's obvious to us all by now. " "Of course you do.
I know you've been giving away a great many of the things that Andrew has made. People have told me that it's practically impossible to come here without being offered something. I've seen a few of the things that they've been given. There's never been a question of money changing hands, am I right? And now--completely leaving out of the discussion the fact that I'm not a collector of little wooden carvings, no matter how lovely they might be--you baffle me by asking me if I want to purchase one!
Ash: Rise of the Republic by Campbell Paul Young