R.U.R.: (Rossum's Universal Robots) a Fantastic Melodrama

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Doubleday, Page, 1923 - Science fiction, Czech - 187 pages
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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is a science fiction play published in the 1930s which is most famous for first coining the word "robot" to describe an artificial man or woman. The robots produced by Rossum's Universal Robots ... Read full review

Not quite what I expected

User Review  - eruann - Overstock.com

For all the hype surrounding this book as the first use of the word robot it has precious little to do with what we in the current day would identify as robots. For starters this is actually a play ... Read full review


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