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[review] A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, book 2) by Becky Chambers
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James Nicoll
2017-04-10 13:24:20 UTC
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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, book 2) by Becky Chambers

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2017-04-10 16:19:20 UTC
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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, book 2) by Becky Chambers
I recently finished this. I didn't like it as well as the previous book in the series. I don't think Jane/Pepper should really be called a "bot". She was a gene-tweaked human kept as a slave.
David Johnston
2017-04-10 22:32:52 UTC
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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, book 2) by Becky Chambers
I recently finished this. I didn't like it as well as the previous
book in the series. I don't think Jane/Pepper should really be called
a "bot". She was a gene-tweaked human kept as a slave.
The thought strikes me that this describes exactly what the original
robots were in that Czech play.
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2017-04-11 05:01:16 UTC
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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, book 2) by Becky Chambers
I recently finished this. I didn't like it as well as the previous
book in the series. I don't think Jane/Pepper should really be called
a "bot". She was a gene-tweaked human kept as a slave.
The thought strikes me that this describes exactly what the original
robots were in that Czech play.
It's been quite some time since I read RUR, but my recollection was that the robots were made of fleshy components but manufactured rather than grown. The book under discussion doesn't mention how Jane was created, but presumably genetic material in an egg that was developed in an artificial womb or something along those lines. They start out as small children and grow up along the way.

Not to give too much away, but there was no argument about Jane/Pepper being human once she entered society.


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Peter Trei
2017-04-11 14:36:08 UTC
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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, book 2) by Becky Chambers
I recently finished this. I didn't like it as well as the previous
book in the series. I don't think Jane/Pepper should really be called
a "bot". She was a gene-tweaked human kept as a slave.
The thought strikes me that this describes exactly what the original
robots were in that Czech play.
It's been quite some time since I read RUR, but my recollection was that the robots were made of fleshy components but manufactured rather than grown. The book under discussion doesn't mention how Jane was created, but presumably genetic material in an egg that was developed in an artificial womb or something along those lines. They start out as small children and grow up along the way.
The 'robots' of RUR are more androids than C3PO, and iirc, molded by a
process of 'cold and pressure'

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