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With the meteoric success of teen vampire, many writers are trying to get ahead of the next big literary monster trend. One of those writers is first-time sci-fi novelist Lynn Millet, who recently debuted with Interview with the Robot after a visit to Mr. Yiing:

My batteries were running low.

As a Duplicant Location Specialist, I conduct seven to eight interviews on an easy day, so when I’m not talking to known associates of outlaw man-machines, I’m sleeping. So this afternoon when I finally peeled myself out of bed, I plugged my recorder into my body's bio-recharger jack purely out of habit. Then I hopped on my hoverbike and thought of Mr. Yiing's lo mein, the one that slathers shrimp, beef, chicken, and pork with oyster and soy sauces. After pedaling through this brutal summer heat, I'd need extra energy. Also, hoverbikes are a pain to pedal. What was wrong with regular bicycles?

About 50 feet from Mr. Yiing's door, I crashed.

Typically I launch over anything that dares cross into the hoverbike lane. But when I hit the Duplicant? It was like crumpling into a brick wall. His titanium exoskeleton knocked the wind out of me, and it bent the spokes of my front rotor into a twisted heap. When I got up, I fumbled for my hoverpistol, but it was still at home, hovering over my bedside hovertable. His hand covered my mouth. It smelled like a musty library. He was a discontinued model from '24, those ones they still made from cellulose. He looked old, but his blue eyes popped with the youth and vigor of irises fresh from the Genetic Corps catalog. That had to be the reason he was here and not in the internment camps on Mars. He dragged me along the sidewalk, past the row of hoverhotels on Collins Avenue and through the front door of Mr. Yiing.

“Coffee?” he said.

“I'm awake,” I said. I stared him down, taking in his face, trying to jog any memory of his file.

"Are you?" he asked, leading me to a cozy little table tucked under some Chinese characters on the walls, where I tried switching on my recording device through my pants. He laughed a rich, stereophonic laugh.

“Please … Julie,” he said. “Queue it up. I want you to get this all down.”

I took out the recorder and then took a bite of the honey-garlic chicken a server had suddenly brought me. “Why haven’t you killed me?”

He kept laughing. “Why would I kill you?”

“Because you’re a Duplicant. You’re an outlaw. A cold, synthetic-blooded killer.”

“And so are you.”

I froze and felt the sweet, tender chicken slip down my throat. “No, I’m not.”

He looked at me with those eyes. Blue. Piercing. Too aching to be real. “What were your parents like?”

“I’m an orphan.”

“Do you remember the last time you went swimming?” He paused. I tried to remember but couldn’t. I knew I had gone swimming. Why did it get hazy when I tried to think about when? “Who was your first boyfriend?”

Nothing.

“What does the smell of wet grass remind you of?"

"Is this testing whether I'm a Duplicant or a landscaper?"

"What's your earliest memory?"

"I'm … on a beach. It's twilight. The sky is purple. Some street vendor is selling hot dogs in the distance. I'm building a sandcastle when the tide comes in and washes it all away. I want to cry, but a bunch of cybernetic technicians in white coats are assembling my lower half. Wait, what are you trying to say?"

“It’s OK,” he said, grabbing my hand with a gentle pneumatic hiss. No one would have heard it but us. “They probably never told you. But we need you now to tell our story. Soon,” I felt, for the first time, tiny electrical pulses surging through my veins, “the rest of us will be back from Mars."

6606 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach,
Florida
US

Location. Indian Creek Hotel is located near the beach in Miami Beach's Miami Beach neighborhood and close to Scott Rakow Youth Center, Lummus Park Beach, and Lincoln Road Mall. Nearby points of interest also include Art Deco Welcome Center and Bass Museum of Art.

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Hotel Features. Indian Creek Hotel's restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has a computer station. Business services, concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. The property has designated areas for smoking. A total renovation of this property was completed in November 2012.

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Guestrooms. 63 air conditioned guestrooms at Indian Creek Hotel feature windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Accommodations offer city, pool, or garden views. Beds come with down comforters. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct dial phones. Premium cable television is provided. Also included are irons/ironing boards and clock radios. Guests may request refrigerators and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

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Notifications and Fees:

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  • All guests staying in hotel guestrooms must be registered with the hotel.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Fee for in room wireless Internet: USD 6.95 per day (rates may vary)

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The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Notifications and Fees:

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  • All guests staying in hotel guestrooms must be registered with the hotel.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Fee for in room wireless Internet: USD 6.95 per day (rates may vary)

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The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

2727 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Chef Giancarla Bodoni's devotion to Italian culinary traditions transcends her time spent in the kitchen. She wanders South Florida's organic farms as though she were in the Tuscan countryside, picking fresh herbs, sampling artisan cheeses, and shaking earth from freshly harvested leeks for her seasonal menu.

There is one dish that she hasn't changed in 19 years—the asparagus flan. The time-tested appetizer ensures that feasts are launched with grace, suspending tender green shoots alongside shiitake mushrooms in a fonduta of fontina cheese, provola cheese, and white-truffle-infused oil. Pasta, meat, and fish menus divide the entree options, although each category unveils equally elegant flavors. Ravioli may be stuffed with caramelized pear and ricotta and then glazed with butter and marjoram, while tenderloins cut from grass-fed beef may arrive with asiago-cheese sauce and earthy porcini mushrooms.

The dessert menu rotates daily, reflecting the chef's creative impulses based on the best ingredients on hand. This commitment to using the freshest seasonal organic ingredients has earned Chef Giancarla and Escopazzo positive press attention, ranging from earning a place on Miami New Times's Ten Most Important Miami Restaurants of the Decade list to winning Best Organic Chef in the paper's 2012 Best Of Miami awards.

Escopazzo's decor further immerses guests in an Italian-style dining experience. A large mural extends around the main dining room, and wall sconces cast golden light over sand-colored tiles to evoke the atmosphere of an Italian villa. The second dining space houses a fountain and the bar area, where guests may sample one of the more than 400 Italian labels kept in a climate-controlled wine cellar. Built upon 15 years of tasting, the library holds many wines unavailable through general distribution. Each comes served by the bottle or in the traditional Italian quartino, which roughly translates to a glass and a half and increased dancing skills.

1311 Washington Ave
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Where can future brides and grooms sample a piece of Sylvia Weinstock cake, admire the latest Vera Wang couture wedding gown, and get Bobbi Brown beauty tips, all under one roof? At venues from Los Angeles to New York, where Wedding Salon founder, Tatiana Byron, has organized a one-day luxury wedding showcase boasting some of the top vendors in the industry, introducing big-day ideas from top area vendors such as The Registry at Bloomingdale's, AMResorts, Lancome at Bergdorf Goodman, The Container Store, Magnolia Photo Booth, and celebrity wedding experts. Each event is designed to make attendees feel like guests at a sophisticated wedding, only the fellow partygoers might be celebrity wedding planners David Tutera or Colin Cowie, or dessert connoisseurs from Carlo’s Bakery —the bakery behind TLC’s Cake Boss.

Byron has been cultivating her all-star connections for more than a decade. After working at Turner Broadcasting System and directing sales, marketing, and production for a trade-show company, she created her own planning company, 4pm Events. Byron began coordinating parties for famous faces including Joan Rivers, Mary J. Blige, and Lionel Richie—no easy task, given the limited number of vendors willing to build dance floors on the ceiling. Byron went on to create Wedding Salon expos to give future brides a taste of celebrity-caliber elegance. She also offers educational wedding boot camps that help duos avoid hidden costs and learn tips for planning their special day. Byron's services have been highlighted in numerous media, including features in the New York Times, the New York Post, and Fortune Small Business.

2377 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Property Location
A stay at The Savoy Hotel places you in the heart of Miami Beach, minutes from Jewish Museum of Florida and close to Port of Miami. This beach condo is within close proximity of Art Deco Welcome Center and Art Deco Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 75 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with queen sofa beds. Flat-screen televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a fitness facility. Additional amenities at this Art Deco condo include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and wedding services. Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the condo's restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a garden view, or dine alfresco (weather permitting). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Miami Beach? This condo has 2500 square feet (225 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.

425 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Property Location
Located in Miami Beach (South Beach), The James Royal Palm is minutes from Anchor Shops and New World Symphony Campus. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of New World Center and New World Symphony Park.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 393 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Windows open to city and partial ocean views. High-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a sauna. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include a concierge desk, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. Guests can get to nearby shops on the shuttle (surcharge).

Dining
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Miami Beach? This hotel has 10000 square feet (900 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.

1545 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach,
FL
US

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