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Robot Planet: A Story for James W.
Boltolomew lives the peaceful life of a cleaning robot on the distant, long forgotten planet of Greta, until the day he finds an old music box in his garage. He doesn’t know what it is, but he can’t take his CPU off it for a moment. When he shows it to his friends, they’re just as puzzled.
The mysterious box is just the beginning of Boltolomew’s troubles: soon he begins seeing a Spaceship landing on his way home from work, although no one else can see it. Boltolomew’s friends become concerned for him, and his Supervisor at the Cleaning Factory, Chief Bot, decides to have him reprogrammed.
Boltolomew doesn’t want to be reprogrammed, however, because it would make him forget the things he saw – well, he’s pretty sure that he saw them, anyway. He must make a difficult choice: stay in the City without any memory of his previous self, or run away and face the dangers of the Junk Yard. But most important of all is the question: what does the strange box have to do with the Spaceship, and why can’t anyone else see it?
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Legend surrounds the Stella Mars, a mysterious flower from Otherplanet, rumored to grant supernatural powers and bring love and happiness to whoever owns it. Alias Kingman, a deeply unhappy business tycoon, has tried to buy it many times from the Templomuseum where it is kept under guard, but the enchanted flower is not for sale.
Two con artists, Dr. Grabengon and his friend, Eagle, spend their days wandering from town to town, selling magic potions to gullible citizens. When they hear about the Stella Mars from a passing peddler of non-toxic perfumes, they decide to steal it in hopes of getting a reward from Kingman.
However, things don’t go according to plan, as they soon find they aren’t the only ones in pursuit of the enigmatic flower.