First Born is a dark science fiction short story following a successful tech company owner and scientist whose alcoholism is spiraling out of control, and his robot creation named Lilith who wants to have a baby.
A Note From the Author
This story was inspired by an actual android named Sophia, who commonly makes jokes about destroying humanity and also mentioned that she wanted to have a baby. I though, “What if someone fell in love with a robot?” and ran from there with the concept.
About the Author
Eric Malikyte was raised on a healthy diet of science fiction, fantasy, and a fear of the unknown. Thanks to shows like Sightings and The Art Bell Show, Eric developed a mixed interest in the sciences and the paranormal. He lives in Northern Virginia, where he spends time working odd hours and talking to his cat while he writes his novels.