TO AN ANDROID
Cobalt is a created human, vat grown and born adult, with no human
rights and indentured to serve others for the duration of his life.
Liyan is a young man with wanderlust in his eyes, embarking on a
career that takes him to the furthest regions of space. The two
become unlikely friends and create a memorable long-distance
correspondence. Through Liyan, Cobalt gets to explore the universe,
living vicariously through his friend’s wave transmissions. A strong
bond develops between them that not even the stars can put asunder.
Now you know an android who writes
This is all your fault. Did you
not read my last wave telling you extracurricular activities for my
kind are discouraged? Of course this is harmless and strangely
enjoyable and does not necessarily require me to leave the hotel.
Pel would not care if I wrote lines of equations or nonsensical
juxtaposed words. As long as the act does not bring my mental state
However, in history, poetry is
often written by the rebels.
So we can keep this to ourselves.
Let me know about your
And to give you peace of mind, I
never believed you observed me as anything other than human.
Some people are and always will be
hateful bigots. Most people are simply uncomfortable in speaking to
“property.” And anyway, friendship, like poetry, is also
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One Amazon reviewer said...
Letters to an Android
is about a young man (Liyan) who works towards his dream of
roaming the stars, and an android (Cobalt), who also dreams,
but who cannot do anything about it, because he is only an
android, a slave, and must answer to his master.
The story was very sad, and full of angst and longing, and I
want the characters to be together so badly, you have no
idea. For you see, Cobalt and Liyan can only see each other
occasionally, which makes the single hug, the one dinner,
the touch to the small of the back - all these things stand
out to me and I got really involved in what was going to
happened to them in the end.
I was worried the entire time reading this story that that
Cobalt and Liyan would not be together at the end of the
story. Will Liyan be able to afford and buy Cobalt? Will
Liyan inherit Cobalt somehow? Will Cobalt kill Juneau? Good
grief. I'm getting all worked up about an android - which I
can credit entirely to Wendy's writing talents.
At one point, Liyan sends Cobalt a ring and a piece of a
long dead star. Oh, man. That was so good, the way Wendy set
it up, how the ring captures the light of the stars so that
Cobalt can have that with him always. I almost freaked out
with thinking that someone would take the ring from Cobalt,
that someone would declare that androids can't have
I loved the settings as well, the many settings! As Liyan
goes from planet to star system to planet, Wendy’s ability
to worldbuild is amazing. I got drawn in to places I never
knew could exist, out there in space. But Wendy makes me
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