The Humanoids: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1996 - Fiction - 299 pages
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On the far planet Wing IV, a brilliant scientist creates the humanoids--sleek black androids programmed to serve humanity.

But are they perfect servants--or perfect masters?

Slowly the humanoids spread throughout the galaxy, threatening to stifle all human endeavor. Only a hidden group of rebels can stem the humanoid tide...if it's not already too late.

Fist published in Astounding Science Fiction during the magazine's heyday, The Humanoids--sceince fiction grand master Jack Williamson's finest novel--has endured for fifty years as a classic on the theme of natural versus artificial life.

Also included in this edition is the prelude novelette, "With Folded Hands," which was chosen for the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.


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This omnibus contains the classic 1947 science fiction “With Folded Hands” and its sequel the short novel “The Humanoids”, originally published in 1948 as “ … And With Searching Mind”. The collection ... Read full review

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Love the Robot Series by Azimov? You will love this book! It is far, far in the future and many thousands of light years from Mother Earth. The first humans have populated other planets in other solar ... Read full review

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Jack Williamson published his first short story in 1928, and he's been producing entertaining, thought-provoking science fiction ever since. The second person named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America--the first was Robert A. Heinlein--Williamson has always been in the forefront of the field, being the first to write fiction about genetic engineering (he invented the term), anti-matter, and other cutting-edge science. A renaissance man, Williamson is a master of fantasy and horror as well as science fiction. He lives in Portales, New Mexico.

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