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Cicada is a Young Adult-focused magazine that embraces the lyrical and strange.

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Featured September 14, 2017

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Sara Saab

The Botix

Published Aug 24, 2017 · 2,045 words (8 minutes) · 12 likes · 1502 views

Science Fiction Robots consciousness houserobot bot heartbreak

We’re excited to debut our first featured story by Sara Saab, a talented London-based writer, originally from Lebanon. Her work is striking for its emotional resonance across many contexts, no less in “The Botix,” featuring Arnie, an automated housekeeping unit infected with a “small mindware virus,” Escape.xprg. As Sara puts it, “he’d made a mistake, but he didn’t deserve the results.”

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