Dear Robot is an anthology of nineteen science fiction stories told in a variety of epistolary styles. Letters, scientific notes, manuals, and emails all tell different stories about the future. From a behavioral contract for interstellar exchange students to a transmission from an astronaut in space, these sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking stories all use their structure to amplify their message-especially when that message is that a band of deadly robots are chipping away at the door.
Editor Kelly Ann Jacobson is the author of several novels, including Cairo in White and The Troublemakers. Under her pen name, Annabelle Jay, she writes YA fantasy such as The Sun Dragon Series and The Knight Perry. Kelly’s previous anthologies include Answers I’ll Accept: True Accounts of Online Dating and Magical: An Anthology of Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Other Magical Fiction for Adults.
“The Expanded Universe: Crossing Genres, or Dear Robot as Literary Science Fiction” by Kelly Ann Jacobson, Fantasy Literature (January 2016)
“Interview with Kelly Ann Jacobson, Editor of Dear Robot,” District Lit (December 2015)
Zach Lizabeth’s Great Fiction Countdown reviews contributor Sarena Ulibarri’s Dear Robot story “Fun(draising) with Meteoroids” (December, 2015)
Dear Robot mention in Fantasy Literature (November, 2015)