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"the [science fiction] writer should be able to convince the reader (and himself) that the wonders he is describing really can come true...and that gets tricky when you take a good, hard look at the world around you."
- Frederik Pohl

Reggie the Bartending Machine  
  A mechanism able to mix drinks; a robot bartender.  

Like any good bartender, Reggie can even tell stories. And have special favorites among the patrons.

"Protect her, Max," said Reggie.

"Her?"

"The Cyborg de Milo," said Reggie. "She's half-robot. I feel a remarkable affinity toward her."

"You got the hots for a lady cyborg?" asked Max.

"Just do what I asked."

From The Outpost, by Mike Resnick.
Published by Tor Books in 2002
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There doesn't seem to be much in the way of a description; at one point, it appears that Reggie rolls. Thanks to Moira for contributing this item.

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