To some, Shakespeare and science fiction must seem like strange bedfellows. And yet, they’ve come together on more than one occasion: from Isaac Asimov’s classic story “The Immortal Bard” (available in The Complete Stories, Vol. 1) to the movies Forbidden Planet and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The latest of which is Hamlet, Prince Of Robots (hardcover, Kindle), a retelling of Shakespeare’s titular play by writer M. Darusha Wehm. In the following email interview, Wehm discusses what prompted them to write this tale, as well as who — aside from The Bard — influenced it.