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The Stutterer

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Author: R.R. Merliss
Published: 1955
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,134 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 985
Added to site: 2007.09.06
mnybks.net#: 18137

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?

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The seventeen were inside his head, looking through his eyes, and feasting on the blueness of the sky, and the rich green vegetation that covered the fertile fields. From time to time they talked to him, giving advice, asking questions, or making comments, but mostly they looked, each knowing that the hours of their sight might be very few.

After walking a while, Hall became aware of someone's footsteps behind him. He stopped suddenly in apprehension and swung around. A dozen or so paces away was a red-headed boy of about ten or eleven, dressed in plastic overalls, and carrying a basket of ripe raspberries. The stains about his mouth showed that not all the raspberries were carried in the basket.

Hall's anxiety faded, and he was glad to see the child. He had hoped to meet someone who was not so old that they would become suspicious, but old enough that they might give him directions.

He waited for the lad to catch up.

"Hello," the boy said. "I've be

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.10.12
Sardo Weems
****.

Twenty invulnerable, virtually immortal robots fought in the last human war. They couldn't be allowed freedom, but one manages to escape the war world to Earth. The story concerns the hunt for the escapee.

Well-written, nicely plotted, with sympathy for the robot.


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