A dozen different Mech-men began thought-talking at once. Some of them were for killing me and organizing an expedition to explore the world and kill all the humans on it, in order to save the machines from cruel slavery…. ‘Machines better and must rule planet…. Humans only protoplasm.’]
We naturally mulled over the future of the mechs. He was sure that the robots would beat men some day.
I was about to get a straightforward answer to a straightforward question from this mech.
A freight-handling mech slid into the room.
Had had been tending the construction mechs—robots that were deploying girders.
‘Planning to live forever, Tiktok?’…‘I believe you’re talking to me?’ a mech said.
When she finally looks up, her cheeks are wet with tears. ‘They’re going to have to kill me first.’ As she launches herself at the phalanx of enemy mechs, she lets out an animal cry that fills her cockpit. Her mech’s arms unfold to reveal their Gatling guns, and she fires and fires and fires.
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