HEAD AND TALE
The incidental dialogue is typically humorous, yet the story is played as straight as a tale starring a floating human head is ever likely to get. The pitch is that humans have opted to upload their consciousness to the cloud, liberating themselves from their flimsy meatsack bodies and upgrading to sturdier robot torsos. However, Methuselah, a malevolent AI, now has the robots – and by extension the entire human race – under its control, and no one knows where the bodies are kept. As seemingly the only option to save humanity, your head is brought out of cryosleep, with the help of an army of female robot freedom fighters and a mysterious ally called Earl. It’s hardly high art, but it’s solidly constructed, with one or two neat twists.