KRIEV will be exhibiting at the Boston Science Fiction convention from Feb 15th to Feb 17th.
In 1966, the Soviet Union space probe Zond III captured pictures of the dark side of the moon. One of these photographs showed an object from unknown origins on the lunar surface. On January, 24th 1976, the Chelomei LK-700 spacecraft safely landed two cosmonauts on the moon. They retrieved a large capsule containing recordings and paintings of worlds and beings from regions far beyond the reach of mankind. The following history was retrieved from the Soviet archives.
The great robot wars of the 3rd dynasty Nono culminated in a magnetic cataclysm that decimated the majority of the automaton population and also left 61 Cygni a sterile planetary system inhospitable to biological life. Out of the very few remaining machines, a single robot was courageous enough to seek a future for this world. Automaton serial number KR-18-V boarded the exploratory vessel Rodger Young II and headed for the remotest parts of the Universe in search of life. On his journey he encountered diverse worlds teeming with life forms. He documented his discoveries in paintings that he then hurled into the cosmic void.
The vessel reached the event horizon in 90125 AN (After Nono) at which point all communications ceased. The artifacts found in the lunar capsule are believed to be the only remaining evidence of the existence of KR-18-V.