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Author Topic: CoW Ep. 383: Dinovember -- Five Functions of Your Bionosaur (And Ep. 394!)  (Read 270 times)

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Cast of Wonders 383:  Dinovember -- Five Functions of Your Bionosaur


Also, Episode 394! A Staff Pick for 2019! Hosted by Associate Editor Shawn Proctor!

• Author: Rachael K. Jones
• Narrator: A.J. Fitzwater
• Host, Episode 394: Shawn Proctor
• Host, Episode 383: Andrew K. Hoe
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"Five Functions of Your Bionosaur" originally appeared in Robot Dinosaur Fiction!, May 4, 2018.

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Click here to listen to Episode 383

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Your parents first activate your bionosaur when they bring you home from the hospital. The bionosaur was a baby shower gift from your mom’s favorite aunt. They were nervous about its size, the stainless steel maw, the retractable razorclaws inside its stubby little arms, but the aunt had insisted. She’d programmed it herself, covered its titanium-alloy skeleton in top-grade synthskin featherscales, and pre-loaded it with educational apps.

When your bionosaur’s eyes first flare to life, it scans tiny, squalling you and reaches out a stubby claw to rock you. When it starts humming a jazzy rendition of the Batman theme, you quiet down and sleep.


Tags:   AJ Fitzwater, Alexis Goble, Andrew K. Hoe, childhood, companionship, dinosaurs, Dinovember, families, Jeremy Carter, love, Parenting, Rachael K. Jones, robots, Shawn Proctor, Staff Picks, toys, Young Adult fiction