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(The Ionia Chronicles #3.5)

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Will she keep her secret or save his life?

Z43217, commonly known as Zee, is defective. She has all the skills of a companion droid, and all the military expertise of a soldier. Everything she needs to become a proper spy, yet she keeps failing at the most simple task of passing for human. All she wants is to be chosen and make her Sifu proud.

On her first mission, Zee befr
Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Published February 10th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
e-book short story
Ronald Keeler
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Defective is a fifty-three-page short story by Pamela Stewart published in 2017. That makes it attractive to the young adult crowd (12-18) for which it was written. Older adults are also allowed to read it.

Xiau (or Sifu) is a scientist in China specializing in creating androids that can perform humint intelligence functions for the North Asia Army. That means they have to interact with humans to find desired information. Certain high officials are not happy with many of Xiau's Android builds. S
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. 

Zee is a droid come to Earth to complete her mission. However, just when she needs them the most, her body seems to fail her every time she tries to complete it. She wants to go back to Sifu successful, but the boy Kuta is simply so nice to her. He treats her like a regular girl, instead of a robot. She doesn't know what she is feeling around him, but she knows that she will not be able to complete her mission. 

I loved this novella
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
What constitutes defective? Is it how you see yourself or how others see you? I really enjoyed this short story and was hooked from the start. It portrays a companions fight with itself and the emotions that are wired into her. Definatly a fun read and a good lead into the other books in the series.
Lisa Whitehead
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read.
A short story, so not much characters or story development, but still fun to read.
As with so many ebooks there were spelling and grammar errors, but less than most - which made a nice change.
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An amazing , but short story. Can’t wait for more by this fabulous writer.
Lola Granola
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great addition to Stewart's already intriguing world! ...more
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A quick short of the series although this is 3.5 its an introductory to one of the characters with their own story arc within the universe.
Enjoyable if short but it bonds well with the main character and their goals of sentient AI coming into their own decisions.
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this short story! Zee is a defective android who just received her first assignment. Her success is a matter of life and death in more ways than one. Great story!
Rosemary Hughes
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Jul 29, 2017
A quick, fun read set in the world of the author's Ionia Chronicles, the short story "Defective" follows Zee, a character introduced in the forthcoming Vagabond Souls and follows her on her first mission as a sentient robot apart from her creator. We get Zee's perspective on trying to pass as human and the cost of her failure to both her and the woman who created and programed her. I enjoyed getting Zee's thoughts and seeing how differently she saw the world because of her robot brain, but also ...more
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