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Robots Have No Tails

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Robots Have No Tails

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Author: Henry Kuttner
Publisher: Gnome Press, 1952

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Book Type: Collection
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Light/Humorous SF
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Galloway Gallegher is his name. He's the greatest inventor since Leonardo Da Vinci and Tom Swift. With toothpicks and twine, a few empty beer cans and some stray isotopes he can make--well, anything imaginable. (And what an imagination he has!) He's the most delightful "scientist" in science fiction.

In Science fiction literature there's one element which is all too rare: humor. Not often does a writer succeed in combining the seriousness of science with the more light-hearted side of life. Lewis Padgett, creater of that delightfully whacky genius Gallegher, is one writer who succeeds. And what a rib-tickling success it is!

But it isn't that Gallegher is merely a screwball. Not at all. As a scientist, he's tops. It's just that Gallegher suffers (if you can call it that) from an insatiable mania--the very thing which releases his subconscious mind and turns him into such a remarkably creative genius. The only trouble is he's spending half his time fighting his way out of a hangover, trying to figure out just what he did invent. The results will astonish and amuse you--just as they do Gallegher himself.

And then, besides our hero, there's his friend Joe. Joe, with his unmorbid Narcissus complex, is more than human--a particularly fascinating fact inasmuch as Joe, after all, is just a robot. But what a robot!

This is a book packed with adventures, gadgets, and fun--which you're certain to enjoy.



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