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5.0 out of 5 stars A unique and interesting view of the future.
Williamson creates a unique view of robots in the future. Humans create robots to help them with their work only to find things go awry. What makes this book great is the way it won't make you feel good by the end. That may seem paradoxical but it turns out to be refreshing and unique.
Published on 2 Oct 1998

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3.0 out of 5 stars An old but still worthy warning flag.
Forty or so years after The Humanoids was written, one might be excused for proclaiming its author as prescient. We Earthlings welcome them at first, for they do all the grotty little jobs we don't like to do; they help with almost obsequious servitude; they are there to protect and to serve - their motto, indeed, 'To serve and protect, and keep men from harm' might be...
Published on 13 Jun 1998


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4.0 out of 5 stars Who holds the power? The creator or the creation?, 8 July 1999
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Awesome story! Never did I expect such a disturbing ending, while at the same time it is somewhat promising (in a deranged way). Looking forward to reading the sequel, The Humanoid Touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A unique and interesting view of the future., 2 Oct 1998
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Williamson creates a unique view of robots in the future. Humans create robots to help them with their work only to find things go awry. What makes this book great is the way it won't make you feel good by the end. That may seem paradoxical but it turns out to be refreshing and unique.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An old but still worthy warning flag., 13 Jun 1998
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Forty or so years after The Humanoids was written, one might be excused for proclaiming its author as prescient. We Earthlings welcome them at first, for they do all the grotty little jobs we don't like to do; they help with almost obsequious servitude; they are there to protect and to serve - their motto, indeed, 'To serve and protect, and keep men from harm' might be the motto of the modern, omnipresent and omnicompetent government. And, like that government, they take away one freedom after another, until...well, you must read the book to find out. May our tale end as happily.
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