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“Fifty years into the Napoleonic Wars, a British scientist investigates automata that act not like machines, but like thinking creatures.”
If you enjoy this story, wait until you see something I’ve written since 2013. Edited Oct 21: …including more upcoming stories set in the same universe!
This was one of my earlier-written stories, perhaps my third ever. Inspired by a late-night conversation back in Oregon, where I mentioned some piece of scientific history, and my friend’s jaw hit the floor1. I said, “Oh, that’s not common knowledge, is it?” And this story was born…
For some more thoughts inspired by the odd mix of characters in this story, see my previous post.