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Rombots Bookshelf

We love robots and we love books, and we especially love books with robots in them! Here's some of what we have on our bookshelf.

And, for more books about robots and science fiction, visit our newest site: SFPaperbacks.com.


The Humanoids

By Jack Williamson
Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller

First introduced in the story With Folded Hands (Astounding Science Fiction, July 1947), The Humanoids takes the idea of robotic service to man gone wrong to universal proportions. Created "To Serve and Obey, And Guard Men from Harm", the sleek, shiny black, humanoid robots in this story accomplish their directive a tad too well. The chilling cover of this book, beautifully illustrated by Ed Emshwiller (EMSH to sf fans), shows that the Humanoids are willing to go to great lengths to make sure all men are happy under the Prime Directive.

Ed Emshwiller was one of the most prolific artists of the 1950s and early 60s until he gave up illustration for experimental film making. This illustration appeared at the tail end of his career in the sf genre. During his decade-plus of painting for the pulps and paperbacks, EMSH's imaginative work earned him many fans. We'll be seeing much more of his work in the coming weeks.

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Carve It! Online
Carve your own Jack-'O-Lantern without getting pumpkin guts on you! Then, take a visit to our little Pumpkin Patch to see what others have carved.

Doodle-Bot
Sure you can doodle anywhere, but does just anywhere have Robo-Assisted doodling? We think not! Also, don't forget to check out the Gallery.

Robograms
Share the fun! Send a virtual postcard to friends and family. Birthdays, holidays, congratulations, or just to say, "hey!" — any occasion is right for a card.

S.T.A.R.S.
Saturn Troubled Automaton Reclamation & Salvage is looking for a few good sentients to help rescue robots in need.

We ♥ Sudoku
We've got *everybody's* favorite game. The Sudoku Generator creates an endless variety of games — and even lets you design your own.

Circuitous Glitch
Zoomer's got a glitch, and he's got it bad. Help him fix it in this fast-paced twist on a serpentine classic.

Psychobotic Mind Reader
A machine can't read your mind? Sez you! Clear your mind, concentrate and give this game a try.

Psychobotic Mind Master
Our Psychobotic robot is back with his fiendishly tricky take on a puzzler's favorite.

Tag 'Em & Bag 'Em
Find and tag those elusive fish, without truly finding them. Puzzling? Yes, but it's a gamer's classic!

Target Robot Scramble
See if you can reassemble this classic robot. But hey, that's not the fun part — wait a bit and it'll fix itself. Fun to watch!

Robot Posties
Can't get enough classic robots? Post them all over your desktop. Oh yeah, and you can add useful notes too (as if you needed a reason).

Coming Soon from Rombots
Check this space often for the next new thing from Rombots.