Story | Dec 12, 2014 | 1:50 PM
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Story | Oct 11, 2014 | 8:08 PM“Automata” takes place 30 years from now, when environmental abuse has wiped out all but 21 million of us. Most of the world is a parched, radioactive wasteland. Any activity outside one of the few safe zones must be accomplished by sophisticated robots — who also take care of much of the work in the remaining settlements. The one task utterly forbidden to robots is, logically, repairing themselves. ROC, the corporation that manufactures them, has implanted two inviolable directives: First, they can not harm — or, through inaction, allow harm — to come to any living thing. Second, they can’t alter themselves, which might allow them to rewrite the first directive (among other scary possibilities).
Story | Sep 23, 2014 | 4:52 PM
I grew up in Glendale. When the new paperbacks were priced at $4.95 (this would be at the old Crown Books), I decided that was too expensive, and I would start buying used books exclusively. That must have been just when Brand Bookshop opened, because...
Story | Dec 24, 2013 | 5:58 PM
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