Complete Roderick

Complete Roderick

by John Sladek
     
 

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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

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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 "the most formally inventive, the funniest, and very nearly the most melancholy of modern US science fiction writers."

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"Superb comparable with early Kurt Vonnegut." Time Out
Library Journal
Overlook is the first to offer Sladek's Roderick (1980) and Roderick at Random (1983) domestically in one volume. Like the Sladek novels, Spinrad's 1969 title is a satirical look at humankind, which sf does so well. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585675876
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
611
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Superb comparable with early Kurt Vonnegut." Time Out

Meet the Author

John Sladek (1937-2000) was born in the United States andmoved to the U.K. in 1966, where he became involved with the British New Wave movement and New Worlds Magazine, sometimes collaborating with his childhood friend, Thomas M. Disch. Sladek's other novels include The Reproductive System, The Muller-Fokker Effect, and Tik-Tok.

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