Black Warrior Review Fall/Winter 2008 Issue 351 Robot Feature Author:UAB BWR 35.1 — A Literary Review from the University of Alabama MFA program. — Robot Feature — The idea of the Robot as Other -- a monster incapable of emotion, and therefore undeniably evil -- is a sci-fi trope that consumers are familiar with, yet it continues to hold us captive. In this feature, our talented contributors re-imagine the idea of the R... more »obot so that brainless, tin-can Bots become just one degree shy of human. In their works, the disruption of familiar systems casts the everyday in an ominous and thrilling new light.
This issue has featured work by Lance Olsen, Dinty W. Moore, Brian Evanson, Joshua Marie Wilkinson and many more, all of which explore the idea of growing automation. Also included is the cacophonous, mesmerizing art of Eduardo Bertone and a beautiful chapbook by Sandra Beasley.
Fight back against monotony and enjoy this issue. You deserve a break from your hard wiring.
Edited and managed entirely by graduate students, the Black Warrior Review is a nationally respected literary review that publishes the best in contemporary fiction, poetry, and essays from both established and emerging writers. Launched in 1974, the BWR has published work from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, and stories and poems that have appeared in BWR have been reprinted in the Puschart Prize, Best American Short Stories and Poems, and New Stories from the South anthologies. Each issue features a chapbook, a selection of poetry, from a nationally known poet. MFA students may join the staff as assistant editors upon their arrival in Tuscaloosa.« less