The Clockworks series is a collection of science fiction stories about the development of some very useful robots. Robots that are both sensible and sensual, blending logic and emotion, wisdom and sexuality
The short stories trace the history of humanoid female robots,through different stages of adoption into the modern world. The stories are generally told from the point of view of the men involved.
Some stories have formerly been posted here, they have been moved, to be collected, with seven other stories into an anthology: "You! Robot!" This will be available soon on Amazon, in ebook format and possibly in paperback.
Coming back will be:
"Ah! Love," a college student's infatuation with an unfinished fembot.
"Delivery," the production model womandroid is about to be unveiled. A too-perfectly crafted robot.
"Sweetheart of Sigma Shin," a college fraternity has its own housemistress, a female robot, who is framed for a crime she did not commit.
Among the entirely new stories:
"Bride of Frankenstein," in Singapore, a shady robot-development company tries to eliminate design costs by kidnapping a sentient being and dismantling her for the tech innovations she contains.
The following is a currently available book, the anthology stories do lead up to it but it can be read all by itself: "House of Clockwork Women," wherein the establishment, Hareem House, offers a broad selection of female robots. Available from Amazon in ebook format.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BQYYM7A There's a way to get a sample on your kindle device. It's about the first 10%. You can do it even without the device if you have the free kindle app on your phone. At the book's page (link above) click on "Send a free sample." It will show up in a few minutes.
What the Clockwork series is about:
The early phases of humans and robots learning to live, and especially, love, together.
Working titles of the four books in the series are: The Clock Strikes Zero, The House of Clockwork Women, The Clock That Runs Sideways, and Running out the Clock. The books are numbered zero to three. Curiously, the second in the series, The House of Clockwork Women, is available first.
About the author
Adam likes the company of small domestic animals and 82% of women. Enjoys long walks in the rain (in the Pacific Northwest, he'd better). Religion: Non-Existentialist (you don't exist, therefore I don't have to deal with you). Lifestyle: Collects scorpion-themed art; this week. Hobbies: Social catastrophes. For more details on that, check out the "Casual Brutality" entry on the "Machineries of Joy" page.