Hmmm. Steampunk. Not a genre that everyone enjoys, but I like the mixture this sub genre tends to ofer.This is a short story that takes us to the a certain point in the main characters life. At the end of the short there is a taster of the author's full novel. This novel in turn is set in time before the short story.The concept is very interesting. Can you experience emotions as a 'thing' or is a machine that feels no longer deemed a thing?This is probably an idea future generations will have to consider at some point in time. When is a machine a thing, what constitutes a being in the era of highly evolved Artificial Intelligence.