Mr. Jenkins writes Speculative History, but that implies a re-write of the past to fit a favored plot. Instead, his robot stories do not re-write the past. They re-write the future. Modern fiction has painted a somewhat warped account of the robot future that begs to be adjusted.
Dr. Maynard Little, an Army Major turned inventor, develops a truth-seeking AI robot which succeeds because it learns like humans do, but it also fails because the machine proves to be an annoying free moral agent. Must Doc tell lies to protect it?
always stand for Artificial Intelligence instead of Artificial Insanity or Artificial Idiocy?
was not dangerous, and the initials stood for Annoying Intelligence instead? Fixing all that seemed like a good idea. So, someone did.
Reports of odd robot behavior build to more serious threats that promise to ruin Dr. Maynard Little and destroy all his robots on Earth as well as those working for NASA on Mars. Must he sacrifice what he has been developing and protecting in order to save them?