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The Nostalgist

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  105 ratings  ·  11 reviews
With EyesTM and EarsTM, everything can look and sound just fine, just like it used to be; it's a shock when they break down, though.
ebook, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Tor Books (first published July 28th 2009)
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Joshua Mowgli
A heart-wrenching short story. I have truly enjoyed the human nature and aspects that Wilson gives his robotic literary creations. Straddling that line of human and machine with delicacy and a fine hand attuned to strumming the notes of human emotion. Well played indeed!
Jeremy A

A very heartfelt story, full of humanity. It has a very sad element to it, which adds to the humanity of the story.
Alex Sarll
A Pinocchio riff, incorporating elements recalling Bob Shaw and Hannu Rajaniemi, which for me never really transcended those influences.
Good, not great. If you enjoy his work you'll probably like it. Robopocalypse is still his best.
Very good. It was a surprise. It was sad and poignant. I will be sure to read "Robopocalypse" after having this taste of his work.
Oh so Sad! All these stories about robots and the relationships we build with them. Very much a Pinocchio story.
Just rip my heart out in 13 pages!!

Such a good story! I will be checking out more from this author.
Eric Mikols
A short story (it's only six pages) but it's great. The whole thing is sad but I never lost interest.
Only a short story (6 pages) but enjoyable
A good short story that ends to soon.
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Daniel H. Wilson grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.
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