Threat of the Robot, The

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threat_of_the_robot_websitePraise for the works of David H. Keller

"His tales are convincing . . . and memorable."—Capital Times

". . . powerful . . . imaginative and rigorous in logic. . . ."—Everett Bleiler

"[Keller's] tales again and again show a heartfelt admiration for scientific research, and the aid it has given to humanity. His fight is against the effort to change man into a precise scientific instrument. He believes all such attempts will end in tragedy. Science, he believes, should be an aid, a help, constructed to serve, not command obedience from man. No scientific advancement merely for the sake of science, but for the sake of man!"—Sam Moskowitz


Travel to nine dystopian tomorrows, where current trends threaten the very existence of mankind.

  • A time when robots threaten to throw millions of workers into unemployment
  • A world where everyone lives 24 hours a day in individual automobiles
  • A program that selectively breeds office workers for maximum efficiency
  • An academic rivalry between two universities that ends in mass murder
  • A city so crowded that people make their homes in never-landing airplanes
  • A more totalitarian society than 1984 and Brave New World

The Threat of the Robot marks the first new collection of works by Keller in over thirty years, and includes many uncollected works.

With an introduction by Gene Christie.

Included are:

  • Introduction: "If This Goes On . . ." by Gene Christie
  • The Revolt of the Pedestrians
  • The Eternal Professors
  • The Psychophonic Nurse
  • White Collars
  • The Threat of the Robot
  • Service First
  • Stenographer's Hands
  • The Living Machine
  • A Biological Experiment

 

 

Book Details

Title: Threat of the Robot, The
Author: David H. Keller, M.D.
Genre: Science Fiction
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-28-4
Price: Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US
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#1 2012-10-30 20:39
Would you please list the story titles? I am interested in his early unreprinted stories? Thanks. Ken
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