Title: Robots, Androids and Mechanical Oddities : ...
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
1st PB Ed., 1st Printing, number row ending with 1, Trade PB, VG, 261 pp. one crease on spine length of book, 3/4" light crease at front bottom corner, 1/2" light crease at front top corner, rubbing on 6 of 8 corners. "Preceding each of the 15 stories, 1952-1980, are brief critical comments by the editors which not only illuminate the stories but also make connections with the circumstances of Dick's life. One comes away with a renewed appreciation of the fertility of his imagination and his skill as a literary artist." Paul M. Lloyd, Fantasy Review. Bookseller Inventory # 8298
What is human? What is a machine? How do they differ? Or do they?
In these 15 stories about robots and androids, Philip K. Dick asks these questions. The answers differ with each story?in the fictional world and in the exploring mind of Dick the only certainty is change?but the author establishes some guidelines: ?To be human, one must maintain his intellectual and spiritual freedom at all costs. He must refuse obedience to any ideology; he must remain unpredictable, unfettered by patterns and routines.?
About the Author:
Patricia Warrick is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Center, Fox Valley.
Martin H. Greenberg is on the faculty of the College of Community Services at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
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