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Paradise City had come of age in its own right. Complexity born of complexity had given it a mind of its own, which could be served well enough by the androids who had been created to relieve the inhabitants of the boring routines of admin. Now the time was ripe for the human element to be phased out as being no longer able to contribute anything of importance. Joe Dill, ...more
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Published December 12th 1969 by Random House Publishing Group
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Oct 01, 2014 Nawfal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Really, this is a re-write of the other novel I read by Mason: "Eight Against Utopia." Mason changed a few things - characters names, the setting is just slightly different, the enemy is more android/robot. But basically this is the same novel. And the first one was bad.... this is no improvement. Boring attempt at intense action and some navel-gazing about futuristic humanity attempting to be immortal.
Sep 13, 2012 Tim rated it liked it
Wasn't familiar with this author but I had this book in my collection of classic SF and finally got around to it. It is weak on story, plot, characters and just about everything else. It's a shame because it started off with a couple of really good ideas but it just never went anywhere.
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Douglas R. Mason (born Douglas Rankine Mason 26 September 1918) is a British science fiction author, who has written books both as by John Rankine and by Douglas R. Mason.

Mason was born in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales and first attended Chester Grammar School and in 1937 went to study English Literature and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester, where he was a friend of Anthony B
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