The most important thing about androids… (#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.

I have also started sharing Young Gods, a YA wip about its namesake.


Today I’m sharing more of Human. Last time we met Jack had just sat down with Adelyn to find out what information was important enough to travel through the rain. And worth breaking and entering. But he’s noticed her eyes glow. She’s claimed it’s a malfunction she’s forgotten to fix.


“You can forget?” He asked because it he was sure it was a lie. He thought she must tolerate it for some reason. Maybe she wanted to remind people that she wasn’t human. Would that be the kind of thing she would do? What kind of person was she?

She looked up at him, then and smiled. “You don’t know much about androids, do you?”

“I know the most important thing about androids.”

“Which is?”


It’s totes obvious, right? Haha. I’m so lame. But you know who’s not lame? All the other authors participating in SFFSAT, so hop on over there and make sure to check out the other snippets.



10 thoughts on “The most important thing about androids… (#SFFSAT)

  1. Adelyn is a very human-seeming android – and I don’t believe she simply ‘forgot’ to correct her glowing eyes. As to what Jack knows, I’m intrigued. I can think of half a dozen possibilities – I’m looking forward to finding out which one it is, or whether Jack’s come up with something I didn’t think of! My bet is ‘Androids are incapable of feeling emotions’. Trouble is, I suspect Adelyn hasn’t read the manual that includes this information…

    1. Peter, you have the most delightful responses. It’s hard to know with Adelyn, as far which responses are genuine and which are feigned for the sake of us poor humans. I’ll make sure to join in this week, so we can find out exactly what Jack thinks is the most important thing about androids.

  2. I like that he actually buys into the possibility that she can forget something. They have a very complicated and wonderful relationship. I see the glowing eyes as a gesture of her individuality. Nice place to stop! Ha. Guess I’ll have to wait until next week. Great stuff!

    1. Or you know, two weeks after that. :) I’m glad you’re still enjoying my yarn. And I appreciate that you take note of those little things I think no one but me will care about.

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