Cyberpunk Review » Machines Have No Conscience: Sadistical Fiction

March 28, 2009

Machines Have No Conscience: Sadistical Fiction

Review By: Mr. Roboto

Author: Sadistical

Year: ????

Read it online.

A bit of online prose for you to peruse.

A familiar story. Every so often I do random web searches for some of my favorite songs/moves/etc. When I used Yahoo! to look for info on Queensryche’s classic track “NM 156,” I decided to use the opening line “machines have no conscience.” The very first result was this page; A bit of science fiction verse. Not exactly what I was looking for, but as I read it I had the feeling that I was reading some cyberpunk poetry… and what could very well be a story from the Terminator universe set in the future.


It Could Be An “Album.” The poem is divided into seven parts that tell a story of one person’s fight against the “Metal Gods,” the machines of the future:

1. Machines Have No Conscience
2. Metal Gods
3. Revolution
4. Terminate 156
5. My Mission
6. Next Action
7. Stand Proud

As you read, you might get the feeling of deja vu. Not because of the storyline itself, but some of the lines come straight from Queensryche (Sadistical lists them as one of his favorite bands).

I have to give him cred, Sadistical has put together a short but sweet verse that could very well become a concept album given the right music and musicians.

This post has been filed under Internet Find by Mr. Roboto.


March 31, 2009

dbs said:

Not bad but “Obsolete” by Fear Factory is way, way better for the whole man-machine story… Not to mention it eats your brain away if you get too deep into it ;-)

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