Robot Stories

And More Screenplays

Greg Pak,

Robot Stories: And More Screenplays
 
 

This collects award-winning film scripts from a best-selling comic book writer. Enjoyliterary science fiction in the tradition of Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.

Winner of 35 film festival awards, Robot Stories is an acclaimed independent movie by talented Asian American writer Greg Pak. In four intertwined stories, people struggle to connect in a technological world.

  • My Robot Baby: a couple cares for a robot baby before they adopt a human child.
  • The Robot Fixer: a mother tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection.
  • Machine Love: an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love.
  • Clay: an old sculptor must choose between a natural death and digital immortality.


Plus more scripts that span Pak’s burgeoning career: Mouse; Cat Fight Tonight; Corporis Vesalius; Asian Pride Porn and All Amateur Ecstasy. The book features a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, an original introduction and commentary by the author on each screenplay, plus cast photographs, a glossary of terms, and an innovative format designed to make screenplays easier to read than ever.

The film Robot Stories was science fiction from the heart: four stories starring Tamlyn Tomita (Joy Luck Club, Babylon 5) and Sab Shimono (The Big Hit, Suture) in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of the near future. Appealing to fans of fantasy and film, and teachers of Asian-American studies, the screenplay has earned the praise as “the kind of science fiction sophisticated audiences crave and deserve.”

The Chicago Tribune called the film "one of the most moving pieces I've seen all year," and TV Guide wrote “Following in the footsteps of Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling and Philip K. Dick rather than George Lucas, Pak returns to the tradition of intelligent, humanistic sci-fi and reminds us of the value of good genre fiction.” The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel forecasted, "If this well-done collection of four shorts was on paper instead of film, you'd find it in the pages of The New Yorker or Atlantic Monthly. Writer-director Greg Pak focuses on our contemporary computerized lives -- occasionally delving into the future -- in a weighty and relevant anthology."



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