For all the hype surrounding this book as the first use of the word "robot", it has precious little to do with what we in the current day would identify as robots. For starters, this is actually a play, not a book, that takes place in 2 or 3 rooms in a building. All of the "action" is outside and off-stage. It IS probably the first cautionary tale of how technology is advancing much faster than our morality, or indeed our capacity to adapt to its effect on society. It's certainly a good read.
Heinlein is a science fiction Grand Master, and this book is considered something of breakthrough to posthumous fame. He/it are not favorites of mine, but a librarian wondered whether I had a copy to lend to the library. (It's a poor library. The arts are in trouble.) So I said I'd check, bought this, and told her she could shelve it if she accepted into the system a couple of my favorites. Outcome still to be resolved, but she was impressed with my polite maneuvering. Must add: I am SO GLAD that Overstock is stocking books and films.
Required reading for those who've read the two previous MaddAddam novels, but while some essential questions are finally answered, the story concludes abruptly. I got the feeling while reading that Margaret Atwood was tired of the storyline and its characters and just wanted to wrap up everything quickly. Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood were much better.
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