The First Completely Electronic Robot and Science Fiction Limerick Book [NOOK Book]

Overview

Is it possible to tell a tall tale in as few as thirty words? That would require a limerick, a five-line rhyming cartoon in words. In this case fifty-three tiny capsule science fiction stories to make you smile.

A hot little androidal miss
Who jets off her steam with a ...

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The First Completely Electronic Robot and Science Fiction Limerick Book

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Overview

Is it possible to tell a tall tale in as few as thirty words? That would require a limerick, a five-line rhyming cartoon in words. In this case fifty-three tiny capsule science fiction stories to make you smile.

A hot little androidal miss
Who jets off her steam with a hiss
Is made out of junk
And is very steam punk
So she's much too risky to kiss.

The book is divided into ten categories: The Boys, The Girls, Medical Advances, Aliens, Space, The Law, Military Robots, Linguistics, Aliens, and Steam Power.

Also included: the first episode in The Old Store SF anthology, and the first chapters from SF novels Passengers to Sentience and Passengers to Zeta Nine by the same author.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000794593
  • Publisher: Peter Salisbury
  • Publication date: 12/11/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 130 KB

Meet the Author

I studied Chemistry at university and then spent over thirty years in classrooms across England teaching almost anything but Chemistry, including Photography, Communications Skills, General Science, Computing, and Information and Communications Technology.In the 1990s I spent ten years writing abstracts of chemical patents. These were distributed to research scientists by subscription. Articles of mine have been published in magazines and I have written assignments used for assessing Communications Skills for a major international Examination Board. About twelve years ago I began writing science fiction.What next? Complete the fourth novel-length book in the SF series following on from 'Passengers to Sentience', 'Passengers to Zeta Nine' and 'Passengers: Revelations'.The profile picture is a portrait of the author as a young man, painted by Charlotte Salisbury, the cover artist for 'The Old Store'.
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  • Posted June 17, 2012

    Probably not worth your time, and certainly not worth your 99 cents

    This is a book of limericks about science fiction topics. It is very short. The limericks are not funny or humorous or clever. In some cases they are barely limericks since they seem to forget the format and the fact that lines 1,2, and 5 should rhyme.

    Also don't go looking for any salacious or naughty parts, as there aren't any. That might have made this less tedious. Please believe me when I say:

    If you buy this collection of verse
    Three things will cause you to curse
    The rhyme scheme is bad
    The meter is sad
    And a dollar is gone from your purse.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Drivel

    This almost made me give up reading. AVOID.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    A worth while read for the stress of today!

    This had me laughing from the very beginning! It is short enough to read on break but enough that it will take a few breaks to get through.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Grkrkf

    Jrkdke

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

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    Fun read

    Diverting and entertaining.

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