Pandora’s Paradoxes


…in ‘The Machine Who Was Also A Boy‘.

“That’s hardly helpful,” Pandora said. “Does it describe things as they are, or things as we think they might be?”
”Is there a difference?” Cog asked, folding his brass-pipe arms.
”Uh, yeah. Very much. Like… The sign on the shop said ‘closed’ but…” She spread her arms. “Here I am.”

— The Machine Who Was Also a Boy

Pandora Robinson was confused. What made a belief true or false? What gave words their meaning? And was a lie still a lie if you truly believed it? Sometimes the world just didn’t make a lot of sense.

Answering questions at school was hard enough, but after meeting a most peculiar mechanical man and his silent young companion, Pandora would face the hardest question ever. Are we the same person today as we were yesterday?

The Machine Who Was Also A Boy is a tale of puzzles, paradoxes and perplexing predicaments.

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