Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That
by Zhanna Hamilton
Genre: Science Fiction
The Blank Series blurb: A former human turned military spy bot escapes the oppressive Solar Government, leaving behind a secret that turns order into chaos. Now, she’s being hunted. Blurb for Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That (Short Story 4 of The Blank Series): An unexpected visit from sex bots turns into a secret mission with deadly consequences.
The book will be Free during the tour.
Arlo read a large sign passing by on the boulevard.
KILL ALL BOTS!
“What the hell is Razor doing?”
“She’ll be fine. She does it all the time.”
“Does what all the time? Never mind. Don’t tell me. We have to stop her.”
Zen crossed her legs, tapped the console with long, golden nails and stared past the protest.
“You stop her.”
He watched Razor lift a helmet off the ground and put it on, pumping her fist as she walked into the chanting crowd.
“I can’t be in a protest, Zen. I have a career to protect.”
“Don’t we have somewhere to be?”
“And we’ll get there.”
“This is ridiculous,” he said, stepping out of the pod. He tried to spot her. Nothing but angry strangers. Walking towards the crowd, he felt the electric energy of frustration.
“PEOPLE OVER BOTS! PEOPLE OVER BOTS!”
He stood at the edge of the moving spectacle and scanned for Razor.
Against the grain of the crowd, he spotted the oversized biker’s helmet with flowing blonde locks extending beyond the edges. She grabbed a bat off the ground near a closed psychedelics store.
“Razor, no!” he yelled, his voice drowned by the raging chorus.
What inspired you to write this series?
I read a lot about emerging technology, which stirs my imagination. This science fiction series is an extension of my interests and curiosities. I feel compelled to continue bringing this fictional universe to life.
What does the title mean?
“Madam Doesn’t Like That” refers to the Supreme Leader of the Solar Government, Madam Siren Opia. It references a specific scene, but also captures her general nature and power.
Do you consider the series to have a lesson or moral?
Yes, though the series can be read in different ways. One way is for fun, and another way is to focus on the more serious topics. I’m deliberate about what I include in the series, so if it’s there it has a purpose.
What is your favorite part of the series?
It’s difficult to name one favorite. The entire series is a joy to write. The futuristic technology, the dystopian romance, the misbehaving bots–I love writing it all.
Which character was most challenging to create? Why?
Aura Swain, the former human turned military spy bot. As a former unchipped human, she has a complex backstory. Her renegade activities give her an antihero edge even as the protagonist.
What are your immediate future plans?
“You’re Dead to Me, Cupcake” is the 5th installment of The Blank Series, which I will release next on Wattpad. Readers can follow me there so they never miss a story release.
About the Author:
Zhanna Hamilton is a science fiction writer and the creator of The Blank Series. In May 2019, she released the first installment of the scifi series on Wattpad, “Blank: Begin Again,” which has been named in the top 100 list of femme fatale stories and chosen as an “Undiscovered Stories” Wattpad Pick on the independent storytelling platform–home to 90 million readers worldwide. Readers and future readers can follow Hamilton on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZhannaHamilton.