How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps

My short SF story about gender, sexuality, identity, robots and lists (with a mostly LGBTQIA cast) is now up at Scigentasy!

“How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps” [link goes to GlitterShip’s podcast/reprint]

(Trigger Warning: suicidal ideations.)

This was an incredibly personal and hard-to-write story in so many ways, and I am very proud of it. (I have some thoughts/notes on this story I will put up later.) Delighted it has found a perfect home–and that I can share it with people now.

I hope you will check it out! 🙂

5 thoughts on “How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps

  1. Michael

    I’ve read this story two times now (the first time maybe a year ago?) and it makes me cry (blue screen) every time. What a heart-breaking story disguised as a laundry list. Beautiful.

  2. Skyler

    I really want to say that this is, hands-down, my favorite story of all time. I first read it in early 2016, yet I still find myself coming back to it again and again. As a queer, trans, and not-quite-human person, it hits me right in the chest. And even though I cry every time, the end always leaves me with a hopeful & bittersweet feeling. It’s just… gosh. Yeah.

    Also, I was wondering. Do you have a preference for what pronouns one should refer to Tesla with? I’ve seen people use both she/her and they/them, and I was wondering if you had one in mind over the other, or even something else. (I’ve got a literary analysis essay for my gender studies class and well, of /course/ I had to pick this piece… plus with how often I recommend the story to others, I figured I should probably figure out what pronouns to stick with by now!)

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