This is the review for “Painter of Stars” by Wang Yuan, translated by Andy Dudak and published in ClarkeWorld’s December 2016 Issue.
Summary: A robot becomes a tattoo artist by marking the human skin in an original way (and not very apparent). It starts first with its master and ends up being world famous.
+ Humor, there are some funny bits in respect of the robot’s interaction with the world.
+ Robot’s development. It’s very interesting seeing how a robot becomes self-aware and self-creative. Creating someone’s identity is also one of the story’s main subjects.
– Not very believable in some parts. Specially as the story reaches its conclusion we have some questions
You can read the story here