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7 Ways to Put a Robot in Your Fantasy Story

Hahaha! I love these!

Actually, one of the stories in my fantasy collection, Chronicles of Riss, that has robots in it. And #2 reminds me of it a little 🙂

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It isn’t easy putting tech into a fantasy setting.  Yet it can be done!  Sometimes even correctly.  Here are 7 methods that might or might not work.  Though looking at the ‘humor’ tag on this post, it’s probably a lot of tongue and cheek.

  1. Time travel!  Nothing goes wrong with having a robot time travel from a non-magical future to the magical past.  Except for changing history and risking a paradox.  The robot could make it that technology never evolves, so it was never created to go back in time to cause the . . . I really hate time travel.
  2. A quirky gnome decides to go as far as possible with golem creation.  This results in him or her realizing that you can’t depend entirely on magic.  So they add some armor and gears and steam and whatever else they can find along with spells…

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Like An Echo – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

“Life is an echo; what you send out comes back.” – Chinese proverb

 

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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – You could feed a family of 4 with that!

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