John Sladek

Book 1.0 of Roderick

Publisher: None

Published: Oct 15, 1980

Words: 208746
Pages: 761


He isn't human; but he isn't all robot either. He started life in a lab, went to Parochial School, was kidnapped by gypsies, chased by roboticidal, and incompetent, hit-men, told fortunes on the Midway, and finally fostered by an elderly couple who gave up writing science fiction when their stories came true. He's Roderick, the first robot programmed to learn and think, and sent out into the world to re-invent itCover illustration: Ray Winder