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Reread this collection of wonderful short stories. I read them first about 25 years ago. Hard to pick a favorite story - they are all so good. But, as a constant dieter, I am particularly fond of the "Iron Chancellor." A family gets a new robot they name Bismarck. They program the new model to prepare food to allow each member of the family to lose weight. Things go awry when the folks tire of the diet and try to reprogram the Iron Chancellor. Quite funny.
Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction’s most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine’s Castle, as well as At Winter’s End, also available in a Bison Books edition. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Sc...moreMore about Robert Silverberg...