by Luca Rossi
A collection of short stories masterfully engineered by Luca Rossi and translated into English by Andrea Pakieser. These shorts range from technological intrigue involving the internet and a persons essence shaping the world in their favor like a deity, interstellar occupation by the human race but also shared with vampires, to an action packed techno spy thriller where artificial intelligences control everyone through their smart-phones reminiscent of William Gibson.
Though these are all great works and would merit stand alone attention, one of the works that jumped out at me the most involved a woman tired of her failed hetero-relationships who takes on a robotic partner. Evolving in the relationship leads to her partner getting upgrades to graduate from male plaything to parental role model and best friend not unlike Robin Williams role in Bicentennial Man.
There are several other stories I have not mentioned in this review but they are well worth reading. I recommend this work and look forward to this authors future ventures in the writing world.