“Painter of Stars” by Wang Yuan, translated by Andy Dudak

January 19, 2017

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

Wrap Up

  • 7.5/10
  • 7/10
  • 6.5/10



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