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.’]
Call of the Mech-Men in Wonder Stories Nov. 380/1
We naturally mulled over the future of the mechs. He was sure that the robots would beat men some day.
Helen O’Loy in Astounding Science-Fiction Dec. 119/2
I was about to get a straightforward answer to a straightforward question from this mech.
Naked Sky in Startling Stories Fall 21/2
A freight-handling mech slid into the room.
Ounce of Emotion in Worlds of If Oct. 97/2
Had had been tending the construction mechs—robots that were deploying girders.
Heart of Comet (1987) i. 3
‘Planning to live forever, Tiktok?’…‘I believe you’re talking to me?’ a mech said.
Ancient Engines in Asimov’s Science Fiction Feb. 94/1
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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