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The Reproductive System - John Sladek
The Reproductive System
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3.14 35
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575071162 (0575071168)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Science Fiction
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
3.0 Mechasm: "The Reproductive System" by John Sladek
(Original Review, 1980-08-18)A few years back, I picked up John Sladek's "Mechasm" as part of a special series of "forgotten classics" by some publisher. (this series also included L. Frank Baum's delightful "The Master Key"). "Mechasm" has been reprinted in paperback, so I thought I'd review it her...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
3.0 Watch out for the scientific geniuses in your life
When you read the title The Reproductive System: A science fiction novel what immediately springs to mind? If it's machines that can self-replicate then you're spot on. John Sladek has somehow managed to hit on almost every single sci-fi cliché in this one slim book and create a delicious parody tha...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0 Mechasm, John T. Sladek (Originally titled "The Reproductive System")
Well, here's a heap of absurdity that both pre-dates and sends up all the nanobot apocalypses of SF history - as well as everything else it can think of, including but not limited to, the military, espionage, government research projects, international politics, the space race (we are talking 1968, ...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
Seriously underrated comic science-fiction novel, which satirizes so many things I'm not even going to start listing them. Toto Smilax, the mad genius who was brought up as a dog, is a particularly fine creation.
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