The Complete Roderick (Roderick, #1-2)

The Complete Roderick (Roderick, #1-2) An Alternate Cover For This Isbn Can Be Found Here.Roderick Is A Robot And This Is His Autobiography Sladek Conveys, With Great Sensitivity And Insight The Innocence Of An Artificial Intelligence And Asks Profound Questions About Mankind S Right To Manipulate Others It Also Portrays How A Numerological Mind Might Structure A Narrative.Inventive, Funny Yet Melancholy This Is One Of SF S Greatest Creative Geniuses Writing At His Thought Provoking Best. Hello Roderick HELLO MANNY Tell me who you are, Roderick I AM A ROBOT I AM THE MAIN CHARACTER IN A NOVEL BY JOHN SLADEK Okay, Roderick, and what is the novel about IT IS ABOUT ME That s true, Roderick, but what else is it about IT IS ABOUT HOW MACHINES ARE LIKE PEOPLE AND HOW PEOPLE ARE LIKE MA
I had high hopes for this when I picked it up for a start I had not been disappointed by anything from the SF Masterworks series The blurb gave the impression that I would be reading something along the lines of Isaac Isimov s many books on robots, or Brian Aldiss Supertoys Last All Summer Long Instead what I got was a rather boring story, filled with farcical characters making psuedo satirical comments on the state on the state of human nature or our current society in artificial and ridic I had high hopes for this when I picked it up for a start I had not been disappointed by anything from the SF Masterworks series The blurb gave the impression that I would be reading something along the lines of Isaa
Roderick is an AI, gradually learning and evolving from his original inception in a thinktank, and tanklike body, to a convincing Turing test ready android Roderick solves one puzzle in each book and they both involve a kind of original thinking The first, a Clue like mystery involves a reductio argument from an absurd conclu
Roderick is a robot who learns He begins life looking like a toy tank, thinking like a child, and knowing nothing whatever of 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 difficulty giving up their humanity and descending to other levels Published here for the first time in one volume, the two novels which comprise The Complete Roderick are John Slack s satirical masterpiece Blurb to the 2001 Gollanc Roderick is a robot who learns He begins life looking like a toy tank, thinking like a child, and knowing nothing whatever of 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 difficulty giving up their humanity and descending to other levels Published here for the first time in one volume, the two novels which comprise The Complete Roderick are John Slack s satirical masterpiece Blurb to the 2001 Gollancz SF Masterworks edition Roderick was in his room reading I, Robot, wondering when the I character was going to put in an appearance There must be one, because otherwise the author would have called it He, Robot, or They Robots He couldn t imagine how it would feel, being hooked up these three terrible laws of robotics p 227 Roderick is a robot, and has been given a copy of the famous Isaac Asimov book by Father Warren, head o
Roderick is a machine intelligence and conciousness, embodied in a mechanical body Strictly speaking, he is a robot.Most stories about robots and robotics revolve around the robot themselves and their impact on society Roderick s impact is relatively zero sum, he is distinctively a footnote, an observer for things that happen to and around him Roderick looks at the early years of Roderick s life, from his initial inception from the mind of a deranged genius with a healthy nod to Frankenstei Roderick is a machine intelligence and conciousness, embodied in a mechanical body Strictly speaking, he is a robot.Most stories about robots and robotics revolve around the robot themselves and their im
So I read the first book about two years ago, and it was fine Mr Sladek loved his puns and his satire and his Eliot like wellspring of allusions and knowledge and Joycean showoffiness The first book was a bit slow, intentionally so, giving us Roderick s buildingsroman, if you will I can be clever, too, when I wanna It s all a a delightful, whimsical romp of how dangerous it is to put your faith and trust in machines and also be afraid of machines Or something like that Sometimes, as with So I read the first book about two years ag
Roderick is an aquired taste, not everyone will appreciate Sladek s kind of humor To me it was hilarious and I kept chuckling all the way throughout the book It reads kind of like watching an episode of Arrested development, the jokes are delivered in almost a rapid fire tempo, and if you don t pay much attention you ll probably even miss few of them See if you like this, and decide whether Roderick is for you look, they found the dead girl with her leg cut off, blood all over the place, Roderick is an aquired taste, not everyone will appreciate Sladek s kind of humor To me it was hilarious and I kept chuckling all the way throughout the book It reads kind of like watching an episode of Arrested development, the jokes are delivered in almost a rapid fire tempo, and if you don t pay much attention you ll probably even miss few of them See if you like this, and decide whether Roderick is for you look, they found the dead girl with her leg cut off, blood all over the place, and in her hand was this book covered with his finger prints, may not be enough for a court room but it sure as hell works out fine on the front page Forget abo
Not what I was expecting at all, this is a satirical novel about a robot who nobody believes is a robot, despite him telling them so at any opportunity I m not exactly sure what the author is trying to tell me about the human
This book reminded me of two other novels Cat s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein Sladek has a lot of the same sensibilities as Vonnegut as a writer They re both great at dark black humor and they both seemed interested in fake religions, of which this book contains many It reminded me of Heinlein s novel because of the use of religious matter and an alien entity in this case a robot pretending to be human who is introduced into our society and has t This book reminded me of two other novels Cat s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein Sladek has a lot of the same sensibilities as Vonnegut as a writer They re both great at dark black humor and they both seemed interested in fake religions, of which this
With five titles left of my journey through David Pringle s Science Fiction the 100 Best Books, I ve just finished John Sladek s The Complete Roderick, which was originally published as Roderick 1980 and Roderick at Random 1983 The story is highly satirical and follows Roderick, the world s first self aware robot, as he navigates his way through human culture.Much of the novel is designed to make fun of the modern world from the point of view of an innocent Roderick is created in a second With five titles left of my journey through David Pringle s Science Fiction the 100 Best Books, I ve just finished John Sladek s The Complete Roderick, which was originally published as Roderick 1980 and Roderick at Random 1983 The story is highly satirical and follows Roderick, the world s first self aware robot, as he navigates his way through human culture.Much of the novel is designed to make fun of the modern world from the point of view of an innocent Roderick is created in a second rate university hired by a representative from NASA who is only using the project to cover his own embezzling As Roderick makes his way through the world and to be fair, Roderick has no gender, so I should be saying makes its way it comes across all sorts of groups and

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  • Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • The Complete Roderick (Roderick, #1-2)
  • John Sladek
  • English
  • 07 June 2017
  • 1857983408