From The Library Of The Unsubscriber No.12, Rise Of The Machines

When will we ever learn? We build the most sophisticated machines and supercomputers to do our bidding but the bloody things just go on to malfunction with disastrous consequences, rise up against us or even plot to kill their human creators! Do we honestly need a toaster with a microchip inside or a vacuum cleaner that completes its chores without human intervention? But this dear friends is the future where everything possible is mechanised and computerised to within an inch of its very nuts and bolts. It’s completely inescapable I tell you.

Whilst you consider the serious social and political implications of such a future, browse the following five books which all feature machines of one kind or another on their covers. They may offer you a clue to the origin of all this madness and therefore prevent any mechanical misdemeanours from occurring. I hope that for all our sakes they do…

I, The Machine by Paul W. Fairman
1968 – Lancer Books
Cover art by Hoot Von Zitzewitz

Fairman I, The Machine

The Very Slow Time Machine by Ian Watson
1979 – Ace Books
Cover art by Paul Alexander

Watson The Very Slow Time Machine

Recalled To Life by Robert Silverberg
1967 – Lancer Focus
Cover artist uncredited

Silverberg Recalled To Life

The Brain Machine by George O. Smith
1968 – Lancer Books
Cover art by Frank Kelly Freas

Smith The Brain Machine

Master Of Life And Death by Robert Silverberg
1979 – Panther Granada
Cover art by Tony Roberts

Silverberg Master Of Life And Death

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4 thoughts on “From The Library Of The Unsubscriber No.12, Rise Of The Machines

  1. Bernie 24/06/2015 / 11:13 am

    Ha! I’d settle for a laptop that works as well as it did when I bought it 🙂

    Favourite cover this time is The Brain Machine, that child looks scarier than all the machines!

    Take care, Bernie xxx

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    • unsubscriber 28/06/2015 / 11:52 am

      Poor Bernie, are you struggling with your technology again? Glad you enjoyed the article as ever, I agree with your comments about Brain Machine kid… looks like a right little tiger I reckon. Wouldn’t eat his Sugar Puffs this morning either! Good to hear from you Bernie and apologies for the slow reply xxx

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      • Bernie 28/06/2015 / 1:09 pm

        Lol!! How did you guess 🙂 And please don’t apologise for a slow reply, for goodness sake it takes me days sometimes to comment on your blogs!!!

        Take care, Bernie xxx

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      • unsubscriber 28/06/2015 / 1:11 pm

        It may take days Bernie but I’m glad your comments still come, it’s always good to hear from you. Be good now and take care xxxx

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