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.
This is an omnibus edition that includes Roderick and Roderick at Random.