Machinist (#SFFSAT)

So, Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: a mouthful, a blog hop, a hive mind of the most geek-tastic brains out there. Some guidelines, a little welcome:

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.

– JC Cassels, 2012


  1. Absolutely no erotica or explicit content. This ring is for all ages to read. This is the founding reason for this ring, and any diversions will be removed from the final list on Saturday.
  2. Length of snippets:
    • Prose: 4 – 10 sentences.
    • Poetry: 4 – 10 lines.
  3. Any and all comments on the authors’ work are welcome, but please take care to keep them constructive.

I’ve been sharing snippets from a wip called Human: a tale about a detective who meets an android named Adelyn X. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course.


Last week I had one too many sentences and didn’t catch the mistake in time. There was still a post. And in it, Dr. Geoffrey Hart told Jack and Adelyn that Adelyn had evolved. And that Jack was her machinist. Whatever the hell that is. More this week with Jack speaking first. The conversation is between him and Hart.

“Her machinist?”

“Her operator. Owner. You’re the human she’s linked to.”

“No, I’m not.”

“Yes, you are, or she wouldn’t be with you. Wouldn’t listen to you. Wouldn’t look to you. It appears she’s evolved to the point of picking her own machinist as well. She’s quite the marvel.” 

I’m going to be real here. I just really wanted to use the term “machinist,” so I made it work. :) A little something new next week. I think I want to explore.  There are a bunch of other, good  snippets to check out. So, you should do that. :)



11 thoughts on “Machinist (#SFFSAT)

  1. Heh…coming from an aircraft background, machinist means something completely different to me…but I still enjoyed this snippet. Guess I’ll have to head back and read last week’s as well (and need to re-add you to my blown-away blogroll so I catch any snippet that happens to get yanked in the future).

  2. In other words, she likes him. :)

    Though I wonder what has happened to the others…have they evolved to, and if they haven’t…who’s controlling them?

    Can’t wait for next week!

  3. “One more robot learns to be
    something more than a machine
    When it tries the way it does
    makes it seem like it can love
    ’cause it’s hard to say what’s real
    when you know the way you feel
    Is it wrong to think it’s love
    when it tries the way it does?”

    Sorry. Hints at android emotive-ness always bring Flaming Lips lyrics into my head. Awesome snippet!

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