John Sladek





John Sladek


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

Died
March 10, 2000

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John Thomas Sladek was an American science fiction author, known for his satirical and surreal novels.

Average rating: 3.74 · 2,136 ratings · 210 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Tik-Tok

3.79 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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The Complete Roderick

3.79 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
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Roderick

3.46 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 1980 — 7 editions
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The Reproductive System

3.64 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1968 — 20 editions
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Roderick at Random

3.64 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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The Muller Fokker Effect

3.61 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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The Steam-Driven Boy and Ot...

3.69 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The New Apocrypha: A Guide ...

4.16 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Keep the Giraffe Burning

3.41 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Best of John Sladek

4.22 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1980
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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

“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

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

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