The Complete Roderick

The Complete Roderick

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Never before published in its entirety in the United States, The Complete Roderick is John Sladek's masterpiece. Roderick is a robot who learns. He begins life looking like a toy tank, thinking like a child, and knowing nothing about human ways. But as he will discover, growing up and becoming fully human is no easy task in a world where many people seem to have little trouble giving up their humanity. The Complete Roderick is widely considered to be the most ambitious and genius work of a novelist described by The Encyclopedia of ScienceFiction as qthe most formally inventive, the funniest, and very nearly the most melancholy of modern US science fiction writers.q... a convention; the crew and cast of the lowbudget film Ratstar who, to save luggage charges, wore their gaudy spacesuits and silver lamAc ... a#39;Khaki Operations Weapon, allpurpose 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:The Complete Roderick
Author:John Sladek
Publisher:The Overlook Press - 2005-01-04


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