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Rod burners. Scaff dawgs. Laggers.
Bucket dumpers. Lerps. Duct monkeys. Tin knockers.
Lumbergs. Artificial big guys. Product of a troubled firm.
They’re easy to treat like trash.
But not so easy to ignore. Especially the ones experiencing the wake up:
The idea was that they could work hidden in society’s plain sight
allowing humanity time to get used to the fact
of sentient machines.
But it’s all too easy for others to take advantage
of those who live on the edge.
What they, and their allies, must do
is work out who, and why,
before it gets too late.
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Praise for Trevor Barton
From an industry insider: “I was quite impressed” (emphasis theirs).
“Trevor gives a voice, heart and soul to all his characters regardless of their genesis or their specific species or origins.” “Gay or straight, robot, human, AI and alien alike will be in awe of the brilliance that is Trevor Barton, who is quickly making it to the top of my favorites list.” – W.C. Bitner, Jr. (a Netgalley reviewer)
“Mr. Barton’s writing [is] crisp, well-crafted, and to the point. It’s not florid and it doesn’t go into a lot of needless detail. Yeah, it’s a tad geeky… [T]hat’s part of what makes [it] so enjoyable.” – OJHeSay
Trevor studied English and Creative Writing at Bath, England, and wrote his MA dissertation on cyborgs. He’s managed big websites and a mainstream tech magazine title, but is new to writing novels.
Trevor’s debut (Brobots) outperformed self-publishing averages reaching the top 2% for LGBT science fiction on a leading web store—twice. The next two books in the trilogy (Red Gods Sing, Balance of Estubria) performed similarly and featured in Geek Syndicate, QueerSciFi, and Gay Star News. A Netgalley professional gave the whole series five stars. Brobots: The Complete Source Code (2019) is now an omnibus edition with Beaten Track Publishing.
A member of the SOA, he lives with his husband in Europe. An ISFDB entry exists. Read the full-length biography >
With the aim of transparency, and a motive of glee: All reviews on this website are given by individuals not known to the author. In some cases reviews required the sending of a free copy. In the case of “Brobots” some reviews will refer to the individual, self-published, originals and some to the trilogy omnibus out with Beaten Track Pubishing.