You may think – given the title – that I consider Max Barry to be part robot. But no. Max is a wonderful Australian author that is, as far as I’m aware, totally human. He’s currently writing a real-time serial story titled Machine Man and I’m really enjoying it.
This is a pretty cool concept. Max is writing this story day-by-day and posting it straight to the web without publishers or anyone else getting in the way. Like a blog but written by a talented author who’s committing to roughly a ‘page’ per day.
The first 43 pages are free but then it’ll cost you US$6.95 to receive all the rest. How many more pages are there? No-one knows, not even Max, but I’m at page 63 now and there’s still a lot of legs left in the story (hehe, Machine Man readers will get the pun!).