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- March 15, 2019

'Made, not born'

Author traces the ancient roots of science fiction in 'Gods and Robots'

by Karla Kane

Imagine facing a dreadful army of robot-like figures programmed to mindlessly destroy whatever is in their path, hardwired to attack and advance. Hope comes in the form of a clever hacker who figures out how to use the androids' coding to her advantage, disrupting their programming and causing them to turn on each other instead. Sound like a thrilling science fiction tale? It is indeed, albeit one that's been around for millennia.

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Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane can be emailed at kkane@paweekly.com.

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