Item #30614 THE HUMANOIDS. Jack Williamson, John Stewart Williamson.


Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, [2087]. Octavo, illustrations by David G. Klein, full leather, a.e.g. Later edition. New introduction by F. M. Busby. Sequel to "With Folded Hands" (ASF, 1947), this was first published in ASF in 1948 as "...And Searching Mind." "Intelligent robots, instructed to let no come to harm, serve their masters so well that they institute a new tyranny of kindness which provokes rebellion." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 178. "...early in the genre's timetable of speculative insights, the [Humanoids] series confronted the near impossibility of assessing the pluses and minuses of a humanoid (i.e., AI-driven) hegemony over the world, however benevolent." - SFE online. Collector's notes laid in. Issued as part of the Easton Press "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1257. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 34-6. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 981-85. In 333. A fine copy. (30614). Item #30614

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