Electric Eve: Images of Female Computers in Science Fiction

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Broege, Valerie. "Electric Eve: Images of Female Computers in Science Fiction." CW 183-94.[1]

Among the computers discussed: "Matilda the machine" in P. Anderson's "Sam Hall," the male Central Computer in K. O'Donnell's Mayflies, Mike/Michelle in R. A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Frost (male) and Beta (female) in R. Zelazny's "For a Breath I Tarry" (all listed under Fiction); Minerva, Athene, and Dora in Robert A. Heinlein's Time Enough for Love (1973); Melissa in Stephen Goldin's "Sweet Dreams, Melissa" (1968); PHAEDRA in Samuel R. Delany's The Einstein Intersection (1967); and Mother in ALIEN (film) and in A. D. Foster's novelization (see ALIEN under Drama).