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Who Can Replace a Man?

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Only one man still lives in a world made - and destroyed - by his progenitors. Now he faces extinction through the machinations of those who have inherited the earth: The Robots.

Who Can Replace a Man? (1958)
Not for an Age (1955)
Psyclops (1956)
Outside (1955)
Dumb Show (1956)
The New Father Christmas (1958)
Ahead (1956)
Poor Little Warrior! (1958)
Man on Bridge (1964)
Paperback, #P3311, 215 pages
Published November 1967 by Signet/New American Library (first published 1965)
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This is a short story in my students' textbooks. Every year that I teach this story, the scarier it gets because each year we get closer to this situation being the reality.
It was a pleasure to sample these stories after an anti-climactic encounter with Poul Anderson. The title story is awesome. Sufficient linguistic fancy is present in the narrative style, although some touches of British mannerism seem quaint. Endings tend to be chillingly abrupt, and/or leave one unsure of what ensues. There are some leaps of logic that are not altogether sound. But, overall, it's really fun. I've long wanted to get into Aldiss. Perhaps, this first intro will lead to a more subs ...more
Robert Walrod
Highlights: "Not For an Age," "Outside."
A little unusual. Appealing.
Mar 27, 2008 Jeff rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of Aldiss's earlier short stories chosen by the author. I consider this "golden-age Sci-Fi"!
4/2/11: "Dumb Show"
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Nov 26, 2012 Faby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is a really funny smar short story , love it
Apr 04, 2012 Mckinley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, short-story
Who Can Replace a Man? Machines and more machines
Jan 20, 2008 Connie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
like reading SF and "last man" type stories.
Jasmine Hoo
i dunno.. will start to read it soon..
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