The Repairman and other Stories
The Repairman and other Stories3.6 5 5 Forfatter: Harry Harrison Oplæser: Phil Chenevert
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'Being an interstellar trouble shooter wouldn't be so bad... if I could shoot the trouble! '
Toy Shop (1962), (11 min.), is a short piece exploring bureaucratic blindness and one ingenious way around it. 'The gadget was strictly, beyond any question, a toy. Not a real, workable device. Except for the way it could work under a man's mental skin... '
The Velvet Glove (1956), (47 min), is a favorite for its writing style, fun perspective, sly social commentary on the scene in 1956 and just plain delightful imagination. And Harrison manages to pack excitement and mystery in at the same time. SF writer and editor Harry Harrison explores a not too distant future where robots-particularly specialist robots who don't know their place-have quite a rough time of it. True, the Robot Equality Act had been passed-but so what?
'New York was a bad town for robots this year. In fact, all over the country it was bad for robots...'