Sunday, April 4, 2010

Aidan Doyle's "Upgrade" (flash fiction, Frankenstein, free)

This actually sounded a lot like Henry Kuttner 's "By These Presents" - a man makes a deal with the devil: make me immortal from everything except suicide, & you can have my soul if I ever do commit suicide!

Here we have a couple of robots - one in the role of Kuttner's devil, another in the role of Kuttner's human. End & motivations, of course, are different from Kuttner's story.

Fact sheet.

First published: AntiSF, #139 (January 2010).
Download full text from publisher's site.
Rating: B.