Friday, June 13, 2008

14th c. Robots II

If you like 14th c. robots (and who doesn’t?) Chaucer’s Squire’s Tale gives us not only a brass robot horse controlled by turning a pin in its ear, but both a satire of the kind of SF where the cool technology and sense-of-wonder marvels completely overwhelm the thin plot and weak characters and of the kind of fanboy who thinks it’s like the coolest story ever, dude.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

there is a prof at bryn Mawr writing a book about medieval robots. never having heard of such a thing a search led me here to you and well those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it you seem to know history but you are trying to LIVE it OMG