Saturday, February 02, 2008

Once again, I just read Tanith Lee's fabulous girl-come-of-age faery tale


Mother, I am in love with a robot.
No. She isn't going to like that.
Mother, I am in love.
Are you, darling?
Oh, yes, Mother, yes I am. His hair is auburn, and his eyes are very large. Like amber. And his skin is silver.
Silence.
Mother, I'm in love.
With whom, dear?
His name is Silver.
How metallic.
Yes. It stands for Silver Ionized Locomotive Verisumulated Electronic Robot.
Silence. Silence. Silence.
Mother....

The Silver Metal Lover.
Best. Tanith. Lee. Novel. Ever.

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