Roderick wasn't exactly happy, but at least he was holding down a job, even if it was only as a bowl-washer at Danton's Doggie Dinette. He didn't know they were out to get him. He didn't know that in the whole wide world of lunatic game-shows, maniacal religious cults, tentacular business corporations, murderous governments, crazy consumerism and pill-popping people, there was no place for one mild-mannered robot. Phenomenally inventive, bitingly satirical, a masterpiece of modern comic writing, Roderick at Random is the second dazzling novel by John Sladek to feature the more-and-less-than-human robot.... Africans who would turn out to be lawyers specializing in dental malpractice suits, returning from a world conference in Miami; a party of ... a#39;Khaki Operations Weapon, all-purpose GTG missile launcher, damn things cost half a million apiece, Ia#39;d like to get some mileage out ... In the past few years I bought a oh yeah, I remember this Mark II Carthage warhead, you know? ... And they call us mercenaries!
|Title||:||Roderick At Random|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2012-11-30|