It just occured to me that 2 weeks ago when I mentioned several stories available online from Elizabeth bear, that I forgot to mention the intriguing, Hugo Winning story Tideline.
It is a strange story and I certainly didnt know where she was going with it. Strangely enough it has a similar setting to “Inappropriate Behaviour“, another online story I mentioned recently, in that it is an encounter on a beach between a human and a machine.
Of course the particular characters, plots and resulting stories are very different, but both make you puzzle and think and possibly feel as well. Maybe there’s something to this beach setting, I wonder if I can find other story variations. Anyone know one? Anyway, “Tideline” is on Elizabeth Bear’s site: http://www.elizabethbear.com/tideline.html