Let the Robot Write!

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Let the Robot Write!

Let the Robot Write!

  The first time he heard of the existence of a robot that writes fiction, Pat T. Knight, bestselling author of detective novels, laughed. How could a machine, let’s face it, barely more than a program, ever be capable of conceiving a coherent, innovative book that would keep its audience on the edge of their seats from the first to the last page? “Truth be told, many of the stories written by robots have their inventors as co-writers,” Leyla, his editor, admitted. They were having lunch in a pub on Shaftesbury Avenue close to the headquarters of the Centauri Publishing

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Let the Robot Write! won Second Prize at the National Short Story Contest Helion 2016

Let the Robot Write! won Second Prize at the National Short Story Contest Helion 2016

Lăsați robotul să scrie!(Let the robot write!), my story about the problems a popular thriller writer in the UK faces when his publisher decides to buy a robot that writes won 2nd prize in the National Short Story Contest Helion 2016. The winning works will be published both in the Helion printed magazine and its online version. Prizes will be handed out during the Helion Session (6-7 May 2017). This story was the first of its kind that I wrote in Romanian and being rather more speculative in nature than scientific, I wasn’t sure how it would be received by the

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