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Manbot

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  278 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Every home in the US now owns a housebot. The robots have revolutionised modern society, but were they made to fulfil all human desires?

When his friend, Mitchell, expresses sexual interest in his manbot, it sets Gray Benedict to thinking about his own hotbot, Kavan, a six foot three powerhouse made to obey Gray's every command. Gray doesn't want to take advantage of a mach
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ebook, 135 pages
Published August 4th 2012 by Silver Publishing (first published August 3rd 2012)
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FOUR HEARTS--Imagine living in a society where every household had an humanoid robot. Think of all the cooking, cleaning and chores that could be done. Need a babysitter? A companion? A sex partner?


Don't worry, the robots don't look like this.

Gray, the owner of Kavan--the 6'3", well hung and plump arsed robot, has been treating his robot like a human in the last year since he got him. Kavan has been learning and assimilating, it is what he was programmed to do as all robots in this world the
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Ami
When it comes to Scarlet Blackwell's stories, I have no power to resist. Even if I'm a bit leery with the idea of robot-sex. Turns out that this is another one of Ms. Blackwell's that goes to her great list.

Since Kavan is a manbot, his clinical way of talking is so endearing. I cannot help to giggle when he analyzes what Gray wants from the sexual interest ...

"Your penis is, by my calculation, seven inches long when erect, which is approximately one point five inches larger than average"

OR

"Do yo
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Martin
Jan 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Actually, this story really had potential to be something great!
Still, reading it somehow felt like smashing my head against a wall.

The pros: Gorgeous manbot Kavan
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The cons: The sex
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In the (somewhat near) future, every American household is equipped with a life-like manbot (or fembot) to help with general household chores. People have apparently become so lazy that the government gives these bots for free to each household. Yeah, as if, right?

Gray's friend Mitchell one day confesses that he uses h
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agirlwithoutwings
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, fantasy, science-fic
This was such an amusing, interesting read! Kavan, the man robot makes everything here hilarious, I loved him, and his eagerness to please his owner, the way he was experiencing pleasure and the way he started having feelings,:) just read it!
Elena
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up.
This book has quite a few good reviews and high rating, and - being in a "sci-fi phase" - I've decided to give it a try...

And... That's it. I read it. And nothing happened... I'm sorry but I didn't feel any chemistry between Gray and Kavan (and not only because Kavan is an AI robot).

I gave it as many as 3 stars only because I liked the first half - it's an interesting premise - a manbot "learning" to feel emotions...
But the second half is only: sex, a little talking, sex, a
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Tully Vincent
Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable and well-written novella. The story explores a little of what makes someone human and worthy of love and respect. The sex scenes are hot and so fun, the way Kavan's operating system fritzes out when he’s overcome with pleasure/orgasm is just adorable. A sweet HFN ending that left me hopeful but nervous for them and definitely wanting more. I would LOVE it if this book had a sequel.
Macky
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Has all the hallmarks of a Scarlet Blackwell book. In a near future, most families own a housebot for general duties, ranging from government issue to top of the range models both male or female. Programmed for general duties initially, some owners start to use or abuse them sexually in some cases. I liked how in the story the ' bots ' had human advisors who they could go to for advice and council. Gray Benedict is gay and although he has always thought his manbot Kavan attractive has never real ...more
Lisa Henry
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

This was a fun little read. I like it better when Scarlet Blackwell writes alpha bastards, but two nice guys makes a change.

The first nice guy is Gray. Gray has been having rude thoughts about Kavan his manbot. Which is unethical, probably. And definitely creepy, right? Although the whole issue of consent doesn't come into it if they're not human. Even though they're designed to look human and act human. And even though they have all the bits they need in order to have sex. And they
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B
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book left me with out words, it's extremely good.
The writing is just perfection, I adore miss Blackwell writing. Some of her books are very ruff to read,
but this one had so much kindness , mercy, love and mutual care from the MCs I couldn't tell this was one of her books.
This book is a bout Kavan and an Artificial intelligent being who serves Gray as a house servant. The relationship becomes a sexual relationship, but very much unlike the one Gray's friend had with his own man bot that was
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Laura
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 Stars

“You have never been fucked until you’ve been fucked by a robot.”

Hot, lubed up robo-sex! Come on! What’s not to love about that?! :D Plus….

I found a tender heart pumping away underneath it all as an added bonus.

Gray is torn and confused when he starts checking out his manbot’s ass as he takes dinner out of the oven. Can and should his manbot (Kavan) fulfill ALL his needs?

Manbot is definitely a fun ride. How could you not have fun with lines like—“Have you got a hole?” But I really liked
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Nile Princess
Yep just re-read this, 11/22/14. Still absolutely love it. 5-stars!
⚣❣☙ Cocky™ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
3.6 Stars

Well, I was really enjoying this up until that entirely too unrealistic ending. Don't get me wrong, given the events leading up to them running away it was probably the only solution...BUT I wanted answers. Was Grey's love what made Kavan a "real boy" or was he programmed differently? Was Kavan feeling emotion a spontaneous mutation, a learned response or something else entirely? Did the government respond to using the android sexually occur as a way to stop the practice...or were they
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Laurel
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m not the fastest reader, but it’s a testament to my enjoyment that this book took me about an hour to finish.

The story is simplistic and so we get a bit of an introduction into the world building, but not an extensive one. Regardless, I enjoyed the concept, the topic of consent, regardless of whether robots are non-humans or possessions, the war between Gray’s curiosity and his conscience, and Kavan’s character development, developing feelings for Gray, and sexual discovery.

Who taught you to
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Ayanna
The only complaint I have is the non-resolution society-wise, but gd if it's not realistic =_=. As sad as it is, I think I'd have to concede that society wouldn't change - or at least, wouldn't have changed fast enough - to be able to accommodate new developments like Kavan. Makes me depressed for the projected fictitious future, though, cuz if it happened before, it's bound to happen again. Humanity as a whole kind of sucks, but there would be others like Gray. *sigh.

Fascinating read and I thin
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Eli Easton
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
A fun and very unusual little novella. As the blurb explains, Grey starts to have sex with his manbot (robot) because other friends are doing it with theirs. But he genuinely likes Kavan and feels more for him than a man should for an electronic device. As it happens, Kavan feels more for Grey too.

This read was pretty light on the universe-building/sci fi end of things. It was extremely simplistic in many ways that could have been further developed. But that didn't detract from the sexiness and
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Tia Fielding
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I would have loved this even more if it had been longer. As a writer I know how novellas work and some are great with the short format, some feel incomplete. This one was fine as it is, but the HFN... I would have loved a HEA, maybe a deeper look into the world as it was turning to be in the end of the story.

An enjoyable read, nevertheless. Posed some very interesting questions while being one hot, angsty story.
Ameena
Adorable and sweet story filled with funny and heartwarming touching moments.

Serena Yates
'Manbot' is a story in the vein of Isaac Asimov's Robot series, in that it examines what happens when robots are given (or develop) emotions. Where Asimov focuses on the entirety of what makes humans human, Scarlet Blackwell takes one aspect and examines it in detail. This is, for such a comparatively short novella, quite an achievement. She does it by creating two wonderful main characters, one human,and one manbot, and letting them interact in a world full of prejudice and assumptions that rob ...more
leigh
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-bn
Awwww.

This is a very cute short novella that begins to explore the relationship between a lonely man and the handsome robotic servant, or "housebot", who has cooked and cleaned for him for the past year. Gray has been quietly appreciative of Kavan's domestic talents, and wryly observant of the fact that Gray's cat prefers the robot's company to Gray's own. (Cats are like that.) But he does not allow himself to consciously think of Kavan in more intimate ways until, one night at a bar, a friend o
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Tutu
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Another hard one from Mrs Blackwell.

For me this is two novels in one. It seems written by two different people. And being such a short story it confuses you a bit.Or a lot.

The first half of the story is really light and doesn’t really expect much from you while the second half gets into much difficult problems without actually backing them up.
In my opinion, she should have gone with just one of these options. I would have been ok with the light, fluffy, porny approach. But she doesn’t do this. I
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Chappy
This was interesting premise...that every household would get a manbot or fembot to take care of them in every way.

Of course, Kavan the manbot is super hot and when Gray learns from a friend that he's having sex with his bot, Gray mentions this to Kavan. Some unexpected things start happening and their relationship evolves quickly.

Some unanswered questions, so I'm hoping for a sequel.
Enny
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I loved Kavan, the cute manbot, and his porn talk with a robotty twist but the ending was too open for my taste. I hope the author will write a sequel.
YullSanna
Oct 24, 2014 rated it liked it
*shrug*
Неожиданно романтично, чувственно и про любоф там, где хотелось порнографии.
Пожалуй идею можно было развернуть лучше, но автору виднее.

Прочитать прочитала. Ну так ничо.
Rachel Emily
Really interesting concept of having a robot be your housekeeper, and where do the lines of consent go when you're dealing with something not human and isn't supposed to feel emotions?

I really loved Kavan and Gray together, loved the progression of their relationship in this shorter story, it really worked for me! I just wish there was a sequel as it's kinda left on this HFN/what's gonna happen next type of ending!
Cil
I've read this book in one go. And I absolutely loved it! I've always been a huge science fiction fan. And the idea of robots who develop feelings has always held a certain fascination to me.

Even though the book was rather short, it didn't really feel that way. I totally felt with and rooted for Gray and Kavan. I especially loved Kavan! (view spoiler) For me the story was absolutely believable and matched my taste precisely.

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K
May 04, 2016 rated it liked it
pick it for me challenge May 2016
2.5 stars

Set in a future where robot household assistants are the norm things get personal between teacher Gray and his 'manbot' Kavan - who seems to display a more emotional range than had been thought possible.

I found this story kind of frustrating. There was a lot of potential to develop the story further and deal with the ethics of the situation and the back ground to the society. also the ending is very hea with no real conclusion - (view spoiler)
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Julie
Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Enjoyed that quite a bit since it's one of my favourite themes. Falling for a robot, drawing feelings from a robot.
I felt for both Gray and Kavan. They are pretty lovable, surprisingly (there's always an a***ole in SB's books, and this time it's not one of the MCs).

I wish the way Kavan's "feelings" worked was better explained though. But it's not Azimov, I realize that. I bought everything anyway :D
Asteropê
I enjoyed the story. Though because it was a HFN and was left open-ended, I wished there was more. I wanted to know what happened to Kavan and Gray! Because of that it felt like it was missing something. The rest was good, though.
Raymond Mathiesen
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Manbot by Scarlet Blackwell

Manbot

Love, so human…

Sometime in the not too distant future the government issues every household with a robot. It doesn't take long before people think of using their new toy for sexual satisfaction. Gary is appalled, but, to be honest, also intrigued. Gary's manbot, Kavan, is certainly physically attractive. But Kavan is after all just a machine, isn't he? Gary and Kavan go on a voyage of discovery of emotions, closeness and relationship.

Scarlet Blackwell has written a truly entertaining nove
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