Friday, July 25, 2008

Men and Machines - Robert Silverberg

Just an average anthology at 3.30. Machines mostly meaning robots, in this case, whether trying to get rid of us, the leftovers, wanting to be different, or just not behaving how expected.

Men and Machines : Counter Foil - George O. Smith
Men and Machines : A Bad Day for Sales - Fritz Leiber
Men and Machines : Without a Thought - Fred Saberhagen
Men and Machines : Solar Plexus - James Blish
Men and Machines : The Macauley Circuit - Robert Silverberg
Men and Machines : But Who Can Replace a Man? - Brian W. Aldiss
Men and Machines : Instinct - Lester del Rey
Men and Machines : The Twonky - Lewis Padgett
Men and Machines : The Hunting Lodge - Randall Garrett
Men and Machines : With Folded Hands - Jack Williamson

""Teleport circuits either work or they don't. It neither swallows people nor does it go off its electromechanical rocker and run off a squadron of duplicates."

3 out of 5


No market for babysitting.

3 out of 5


Berserker fancies a game.

3 out of 5


Living ship KO.

3.5 out of 5


Music program.

3 out of 5


Human lack machine chaos conflict.

4 out of 5


Maketh the man.

3.5 out of 5


Radio rule.

3.5 out of 5


Robots bumping off bent ancient politicians is bad?

4 out of 5


Robot home help useless.

2.5 out of 5




3 out of 5

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