Humor Science Fiction


By Edward Willett
Oct 27, 2018 · 4,956 words · 19 minutes

Flowers of bougainvillea in spiral

Photo by JR Korpa via Unsplash.

From the author: An artist gets more than he bargained for when he uses nanotechnology to create his artwork. After all, why does "grey goo" have to be grey?


Danny eased a step closer to the black-leather couch. The rhesus macaque balanced on the armrest bared its teeth. Danny snarled back, then lunged. All he came up with was a handful of fur; the monkey, chattering, scampered to the farthest armrest.

Just beyond rose a meter-and-a-half-tall column of purple glass, lit from within and topped by a 25-centimetre nude woman. Molded of synthiflesh over a robotic armature, lifelike in colour and texture, correct in...

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