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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.

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War with the Robots

By Harry Harrison
Cover artist: John Schoenherr

Why would we want to have a war with the robots? The robots are our friends.

The title of this anthology by Harry Harrison comes from his 1962 story, originally published in the British sf publication New Worlds, included as the last story here. And, in this story, it's really about making war with robots and not having a war against the robots. So, the answer to our original question is, of course, we wouldn't want to have a war with or against the robots. Other questions you might find yourself asking regarding this collection are: Can a robot really die of a broken heart? What happens when the new rookie cop turns out to be a robot? If a robot is freed from human bondage, can it ever truly be free? Is being sentenced to a life of privation by an all-seeing robot judge a fate far worse than a life in prison, or even death? And, finally, in three out of the eight stories, you may ask yourself, "Where are the robots?" Yes, over a third of the stories in a book called War with the Robots have little, if anything, to do with robots. Go figure.

Harry Harrison is a US born writer and editor not necessarily known as a writer of robot stories. Harrison is best known for his characters slippery Jim diGriz, AKA The Stainless Steel Rat, and Bill, the Galactic Hero, star of a series of satirical space adventures. Harrison is also known for excellent serious works such as the Deathworld and Eden series, as well as for Make Room! Make Room!, his novel of overpopulation that became the basis for the 70s sf film classic Soylent Green.

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Doodle-Bot
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Robograms
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S.T.A.R.S.
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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
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