Roderick is a robot and this is his autobiography. Sladek conveys, with great sensitivity and insight the innocence of an artificial intelligence and asks profound questions about mankind's right to manipulate others. It also portrays how a numerological mind might structure a narrative. Inventive, funny yet melancholy this is one of SF's greatest creative geniuses writing at his thought-provoking best.
SALES POINTS * Part of the SF Masterworks series * 'A major comic talent … hilarious and serious.' Sunday Times * Sladek's most ambitious work * Originally conceived as a single novel- published for the first time in a single volume