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Donna S. Frelick, Author of Not Fade Away – Guest Post with Excerpt June 10, 2018

Posted by Laurie A. Green in Uncategorized.

Whiskey With My Book

Guest Post
by Donna S. Frelick

In the course of promoting my latest novel in my contemporary SFR series, Not Fade Away, Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4, I’ve talked a lot about how contemporary SFR turns a protagonist’s “cozy” world upside down. Or the difficulty of writing authentically about dementia or therapy dogs (both of which figure prominently in this story). But I haven’t yet addressed a key aspect of this story and one of its more intriguing characters: artificial intelligence and sentient machines.

BiN (a rubric for Binary Nanoplex) is part machine, part biological construct, a creation of the alien slave-trading Minertsans. It was created to serve the needs of the Empire, in particular those of the slave trade, now under threat from both outside the Empire (from abolitionist Rescue fighters) and inside (from those who would give up the old ways). The machine/creature was made to…

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