Observations from the City of Angels

Originally published online in Salon, July 16, 2003, under the title "Love in the Age of Spyware."

Their affair was nurtured by a robot and watched by millions—but its ratings were shaky.

This is strong, topical work, the narrative of a man who is wired to broadcast his every experience and emotion to a large urban audience; this apotheosis of voyeurism has enormous personal and global significance, and culminates in redemption individual and—perhaps, perhaps—general as well. Shunn's AI is a fascinating construction.
—Nick Gevers, Locus
Like all of Bill's stories, this one is a concoction that blends social/technological speculation and a fine, bittersweet human story in perfect proportion.
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