'The robot’s ability to learn was unparalleled, and with the help of its creators it analysed its databank of stories to create a set of scientific laws for storytelling – a model that would later become world-famous. But the mathematical nature of this model was so overwhelmingly complex that only the robot could make head or tail of it.'
this is episode 3 of 7 in our Chinese Science Fiction Season
This is a thoughtful tale told by a writer with a melacholic, existential tendency. My favourite! Helping me out here is Matt of the Spectology Podcast. A very chill fellow who really knows a lot about Chinese SF.
This story may also be read online in the original Chinese
// Discussed in this Episode //
- An End of Days Story by Fei Dao
- The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales by Fei Dao
- Fei Dao interview referenced by Matt (in Chinese)
- Chinese Mythology Podcast