i-Robot Poetry by Jason Christie

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i-Robot Poetry by Jason Christie

"You may never look at your toaster the same way again."

"Jason Christie is even weirder than I am. That doesn't happen a lot. If you let him in your home he will seduce and abandon your DVD player, and get all your LCD clocks arguing with each other. But by then you won't mind. This is why mother warned me about robot poetry." - Spider Robinson

i-ROBOT Poetry by Jason Christie is a revolutionary literary work by Jason Christie wherein robots and animated appliances lament their position as slaves to human desires, and dream of finding their own identities and destinies. The separation between robots and humans isn't as vast as we had previously imagined. In fact it doesn't exist at all. In i-ROBOT Poetry by Jason Christie the popularly misperceived boundary between humans and technology shifts, blurs and disappears to the point where robots become all too human in their wants, needs, and aspirations.

These poems detail a not-too-distant future where anything robotic has sentience. With sentience, the robots begin to desire autonomy and individuality. The pursuit of independence might seem ridiculous at first, as some of the robotic devices featured in the poems are garborators, refrigerators, and washing machines. They even get the blues:

"Why do I have to be one of millions?
Why can't I just be a lonely little one
in search of a zero to call my own?..."

This highly intelligent collection of ROBOTICA is a stunning analysis of the world of robots, their inner emotions and what they perceive of the men and machines around them. Finally, a new genre has emerged through the dry, satirical wit and warm sensitivity of poet Jason Christie.