"Mika Model," the latest short story from famed science fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi, was published at Slate today. It starts like a noir, with a dame approaching a detective. But this is sci-fi—so the dame is a robot.
As it happens, Detective Rivera knows all about this robot, the Mika Model of the title. Because he read about her...in Popular Science.
It's good to know that even in the world of the future, Popular Science will be there for all your robot explanation needs.
Beyond our glee at being name-checked, "Mika Model" is a fantastic read. Check out the full story at Slate.