Everybody wants to date a robot. They're hot and sexy, and they're programmed to protect human life above all other priorities — even seeing humans harming each other can cause robots' brains to melt. What could be better? But it turns out that dating between robots and humans is a social minefield — especially when a robot has a young three-day-old son, who needs to be taught what types of pornography are okay for a young robot.
We've been excited to read Madeline Ashby's robot novel vN for ages now, and she just posted a short story based in the same universe. And it's dark and intense and amazing — it reminds me of Sue Lange's We Robots. Here's how "The Education of Junior Number 12" begins: