The Humanoids: A Novel by Jack WilliamsonThe Humanoids: A Novel by Jack Williamson

The Humanoids: A Novel

byJack Williamson

Paperback | January 15, 1996

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On the far planet Wing IV, a brilliant scientist creates the humanoids--sleek black androids programmed to serve humanity.

But are they perfect servants--or perfect masters?

Slowly the humanoids spread throughout the galaxy, threatening to stifle all human endeavor. Only a hidden group of rebels can stem the humanoid tide...if it's not already too late.

Fist published in Astounding Science Fiction during the magazine's heyday, The Humanoids--sceince fiction grand master Jack Williamson's finest novel--has endured for fifty years as a classic on the theme of natural versus artificial life.

Also included in this edition is the prelude novelette, "With Folded Hands," which was chosen for the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Jack Williamson published his first short story in 1928, and he's been producing entertaining, thought-provoking science fiction ever since. The second person named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America--the first was Robert A. Heinlein--Williamson has always been in the forefront of the field, being the first to write...
Title:The Humanoids: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.28 × 5.5 × 0.79 inPublished:January 15, 1996Publisher:Tom Doherty Associates

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312852533

ISBN - 13:9780312852535

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Table of Contents

With Folded Hands

The Humanoids

From Our Editors

On the plant Wing IV, a brilliant scientist creates humanoids--sleek black androids programmed to serve humanity. But they follow their program with ruthless efficiency, and the planet's inhabitants soon succumb to the humanoid's velvet-gloved tyranny. Only a group of rebels on a distant world can stem the humanoid tide--if it's not already too late

Editorial Reviews

"Without doubt one of the most important science-fantasy books of its decade." -Damon Knight

"Williamson's best novel, a classic dystopia and the single best work on robot[s]...outside of the world of Isaac Asimov." -Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers