John Sladek





John Sladek

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born
in Waverly, Iowa, The United States
December 15, 1937

died
March 10, 2000

gender
male

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John Thomas Sladek (December 15, 1937 – March 10, 2000) was an American science fiction author, known for his satirical and surreal novels.


Average rating: 3.76 · 1,630 ratings · 155 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
Tik-Tok
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1983 — 9 editions
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The Complete Roderick
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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Roderick
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions
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The Reproductive System
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1968 — 17 editions
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The Muller Fokker Effect
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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Roderick at Random
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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The Steam-Driven Boy and Ot...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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The New Apocrypha: A Guide ...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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The Best of John Sladek
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1980
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Keep the Giraffe Burning
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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“As the semantic engineer, your job is naming the parts and tightening nuts and bolts. I suggest you get back to your office and do that - right now!”
John Sladek, The Steam-Driven Boy

“Laugh if you will... They laughed at all great ideas and inventions. They laughed at nitrous oxide.”
John Sladek

“R-4 got stuck on the First Law. "Can anyone really protect a human being from all harm whatever?" it thought. "No. It is inevitable that all humans must be injured, contract illnesses and ultimately die. The future can only be averted for humans who are already dead. Ergo..." It took a dozen cops to subdue R-4, after his blood orgy in a department store (83 dead, none injured). ”
John Sladek

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