Shining Armor (short story): Are Some People Better Than Others at Controlling Robots? (Video Review
Shining Armor is a fun little story about a near future in a town in a sort of Third World-ish country. The town is special because it has a guardian robot: A giant piloted mecha similar to a Jaeger from Pacific Rim. The robot has been parked for decades. Corporate bad guys want to acquire the local land and displace the townies- either by buying them out or by good old-fashioned violence.
Cue the robot!