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Sunday, April 22, 2012

F814 By Eve Langlais

She thought herself a robot, defective and unique among her kind, until he taught her how to live again.

I dreamt I was once human. I lived a nightmare as a robot. But love taught me I was more than a machine.


F814 exists to serve the humans until they decide to terminate her. An instinct for survival makes her fight, but when she achieves freedom, she discovers she cannot throw off the chains of habit. Everything changes when another flesh covered droid arrives, a cyborg he calls himself, who teaches her she is more than a machine.

Solus hates humanity, and even though he was born as a flawed human, he strives to eradicate all traces of it from his persona—until he meets F814. Meeting and touching her releases something in him. Has him yearning for things he doesn’t understand. Makes him long for…affection.

Before he can learn to love though, he must first tackle the task of reminding F814 that she is more than the sum of her mechanical parts. But of course, when dealing with an illogical thing like emotions, there is no sure plan for success.

This story is about Fiona or F814 and Solus. I was intrigued by the story having never read any robot type books before. It was interesting to see how a relationship could present itself when it involves robots, or cyborgs as they call themselves. This is the second installment in Eve Langlais's "Cyborg's: More than Machine" series. You get a bit of a background to the harshness Solus encountered, and how Fiona became F814. Seth shows his more human side and Aramus is, well lets just say I can't wait for Aramus to get his, hehe. The story had some comedy, sadness, anger and love. This is not a story for anyone under 18. Although the love scenes are not, need-to-take-a-cold-shower hott, they are still very good. :) If you have never read any sci-fi robot type stories then you should definitely pick this series up.

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