The novel “The Silver Eggheads” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1963. It was originally a novella that appeared in the “Magazine of Fantasy & SF” in January 1959 and was expanded later. In the future, writers just provide the basic ideas to wordmills, machines created to materially write novels. Writers just show off to their fans adopting ways and looks precisely defined in their contracts. One day writers rebel.
The novel “The Third Claw of God” by Adam-Troy Castro has been published for the first time in 2009. It’s the sequel to “Emissaries from the Dead”. Andrea Cort goes on planet Xara being invited by arm dealer Hans Bettelhine and pressure by the artificial intelligences she works with. She finds herself at the center of murder attempts and new mysteries in this science fiction detective story.
The novel “Saturn’s Children” by Charles Stross was published for the first time in 2008. After the extinction of humanity, robots built their own society similar to the human one and spread throughout the solar system. Freya Nakamichi-47 was programmed as a concubine but there’s no one who requires her services anymore so she has to do the best she can to survive because even robots need maintenance.
The novel “Friday” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1982. Friday is an artificial person, the result of genetic engineering. She works as a courier delivering anywhere in the world or close to Earth colonies anything, often very cnfidential information. Her trips are often dangerous so sometimes she must use her physical skills, which are far better than normal to defend herself.
The novel “The Life of the World to Come” by Kage Baker was published for the first time in 2004. It’s part of the cycle of the Company. Alec Checkerfield was born in the XXIV century and growing up he realizes more and more that he’s different from other people and investigating he discovers how much Dr. Zeus has influenced his life. Blaming the Company as the cause of his and his family’s problems he decides he wants revenge.