Electra Shepherd is the pseudonym for an award-winning, bestselling romance/women's fiction author. She enjoys travelling, reading, and extreme Lego.
Oh, I do so love Sundays, when I tuck myself up in my eco-dome, put on my favourite tinfoil hat, and consider the vital question of Who Is The Sexiest Robot?
If you google ‘sexy robot’ you get quite a few hits, but they tend to be overwhelmingly about the sort of shiny big-breasted fembot who wears very little but a rubber bikini (or you might end up with this real-life abomination.
Essentially, they’re male-fantasy sex toys. (Number Six from Battlestar Galactica and Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager are exceptions, as they have actual interesting personalities as well as killer bodies.) While these are fine, in a very very obvious and unimaginative way, personally, I prefer my sexy robots to be male, or possibly adrogynous, and to have definite character traits.
|C3PO & R2D2|
Some of my friends confess to lusting after Transformers, notably Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Myself, I worry about the multi-function parts. What if something went wrong and mid-coitus you found yourself with a huge lorry on top of you, thrusting away? That could be very painful indeed; at the very least you’d get tyre marks.
|VCG-60L...er, does he have a name?|
I’ve noticed that my favourite sexy robots are quite human in appearance, but they have certain quirks in behaviour that mark them out as something other. I enjoy the mechanical parts of them, but what I like best is how they both struggle with and revel in being different. Data is probably my all-time favourite, but a close second is David from Prometheus. Something about their ultra-precise speech and movements, their vast intelligence and lightning-quick grasp of every situation, their unassuming appearance which belies incredible strength…
Oh yeah, baby. That does it for me.
Who’s your favourite sexy robot?
Electra’s latest book, MAN OR MACHINE, is out 5th of April with Ellora’s Cave. Book 2 of the BODY ELECTRIC series, it’s a funny romantic erotic novella about a computer geek who builds herself a sexy robot companion…and then discovers her ex-boyfriend hidden in her wardrobe with a remote control.
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