Why Does a Nobel Prize Winner Write a Sci-Fi Novel About Robots?
And he’s not the only one—robots are hot in highbrow fiction
I loved books about robots when I was a child. Around age 10, I read Adam Link Robot by Eando Binder, and was absolutely rapturous about a mechanical humanoid who becomes self-aware. I considered revisiting that tattered paperback before writing this essay, but I didn’t have the heart to scrutinize such a fond memory of my youth.
There’s no way that boo…
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