Robots and Empire 1. THE DESCENDANT (Robot #4)

Robots and Empire 1. THE DESCENDANT (Robot #4)


Genres: Science Fiction

Status: Full

Updated date: 17:08:26 11/08/2022

Description "Robots and Empire 1. THE DESCENDANT (Robot #4)"

PART I. AURORA 1. THE DESCENDANT 1 Gladia felt the lawn lounge to make sure it wasn't too damp and then sat down. A touch at the control adjusted it in such a way as to allow her to be semirecumbent and another activated the diamagnetic field and gave her, as it always did, the sensation of utter relaxation. And why not? She was, in actual fact, floating - a centimeter above the fabric. It was a warm and pleasant night, the kind that found the planet Aurora at its best - fragrant and star-lit. With a pang of sadness, she studied the numerous little sparks that dotted the sky with patterns, sparks that were all the brighter because she had ordered the lights of her establishment dimmed. How was it, she wondered, that she had never learned the names of the stars and had never found out which were which in all the twenty-three decades of her life. One of them was the star about which her birth planet of Solaria orbited, the star which, during the first three decades of her life, she had thought of merely as "the sun." Gladia had once been called Gladia Solaria. That was when she had come to Aurora, twenty decades before two hundred Standard Galactic Years - and it was meant as a not very friendly way of marking her foreign birth. A month before had been the bicentennial anniversary of her she