"With its first step, the machine stopped and stood upright in place."The First Run
is a Web Original
Hard Science Fiction Short Story
by H-M Brown. It is written as a fictional article about the first ever test run of a piloted giant robot
in New Jersey
. Set Twenty Minutes into the Future
, the reporter undergoes culture shock when traveling to the farmlands of Southern New Jersey and meets a pair of brothers who created the giant robot. From there they share their theories and ideas to the reporter before making the historic attempt.
Story is available via this link
"Here there be spoilers!