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War With the Robots

by Harry Harrison

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Pyramid

Pub year: 1968

Cover price: 60¢


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Cover tagline

Men made the machines — and found out the danger too late

Back cover text

Slaves of the future

One day, the tough, dangerous, dirty jobs will be done by robots —

Superhumanly strong and invulnerable soldiers, with a built-in killer instinct.

Miners and sandhogs who can work on distant planets too deadly for man.

Incorruptible judges, fearing neither political pressure nor criminal vengeance.

Librarians with total knowledge instantly available...

Yes, someday, metal slaves will do the world's work.

But — remember what happens to slave-owners...

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War with the Robots

"There is no danger to the command post," the robot adjutant's metallic voice said.

"But the temperature's rising — it's unbearable here," General Pere protested.

"The enemy heating devices are being neutralized; the temperature will not rise to a dangerous level," the robot answered.

"How hot will it get? It's almost more than we can stand now." Pere winced away from the burning metal wall.

"Five hundred degrees."

"Five — But that will kill everyone here!"

"Yes," the adjutant said, "But the robots are capable of operating the post ... You humans are now of no importance!"