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!Pdf ☪ Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines ⚑ This paperback contains twelve stories selected from the hardback book Science Fiction Thinking MachinesRobbie by Isaac AsimovVirtuoso by Herbert GoldstoneBoomerang by Eric Frank RussellThe Jester by William TennSkirmish by Clifford D SimakMen Are Different by Alan BlochLetter to Ellen by Chan DavisThe Golden Egg by Theodore SturgeonDead End by W MacfarlaneSam Hall by Poul AndersonDumb Waiter by Walter M Miller, JrProblem for Emmy by Robert Sherman TownesThe paperback versions do not include all of the stories, or any of the plays, from the hardback This is a fine collection to remind us of how the 50s looked at machine intelligence in the future, which in most of these stories is pretty much our present Groff Conklin was the foremost anthologist of SF in the 50s and early 60s, so these are top notch stories, most from the leading genre magazines of the time.A few are a little scary in their ability to forecast trends for expanding surveillance of everyday life and the rapid development of artificial intelligence On the other hand, i This is a fine collection to remind us of how the 50s looked at machine intelligence in the future, which in most of these stories is pretty much our present Groff Conklin was the foremost anthologist of SF in the 50s and early 60s, so these are top notch stories, most from the leading genre magazines of the time.A few are a little scary in their ability to forecast trends for expanding surveillance of everyday life and the rapid development of artificial intelligence On the other hand, it s interesting the developments that were almost universally missed miniaturization of computer elements and decentralization of networks Nearly all authors assume the use of tubes or transistors in computers, leading to overwhelmingly enormous machines, with all info being fed into an evenmonstrous central data bank Robbie by Isaac Asimov is unusual for him in featuring a child, presented with great good humor and empathy Eric Frank Russell examines the perils of imbuing an assassination robot with too strict a sense of logic in Boomerang William Tenn s The Jester does a good humorous take on arrogance in entertainment that s essentially timeless and in The Golden Egg, Theodore Sturgeon does much the same with the far greater arrogance of the galactically wise Dead End by Wallace MacFarlane a writer who gets much less attention than he deserves takes the slow extermination of humanity in an unusual direction Poul Anderson s Sam Hall may be my favorite in the collection, a wonderfully off kilter examination of dystopian revolution Of course, being the 50s, the good guys had to come out on top But Walter M Miller, Jr., another of my normal favorites, comes off horribly misogynistic in Dumb Waiter