|Creative Story: Deadlock
Creative Story: Deadlock
"Bzzz! Bzzz!" The alarm went off, and Susan Calvin rolled over. It was 6:30
in the morning, and RoboTimer™ had done its job admirably, waking her up to the
second of the time that it had been factory-programmed. Unfortunately, it hadn't
been set to the correct date, and when it announced "Saturday, December 14th!
Good morning!" in a load cheery tone, she groaned out load with the realization
that it was Saturday, and after that affair with the hyperdrive motor, she
wanted to sleep in, since it she had just come back to earth. "I hate this
stupid robot!" she yelled out loud, then suddenly closed her mouth. For Susan
Calvin had just remembered that her pact with the satans, as she thought of them,
known to the robotics world as the team of Powell and Donovan. She stretched,
rolled out of bed, and went downstairs, wrapping a robe around her as she went,
to get some coffee. "Well, sin...