Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Forgetful Robot

The Forgetful Robot (1968) by Paul W. Fairman is a fun young adult science fiction novel about a robot found in a junkyard who can't remember who is owner is. The book is a little unusual in that it is told from the point of view of the robot. At 163 pages it's a quick read, but the story is good and I like how Barney the robot has to figure things out in spite of the gaps in his memory banks. Keep an eye out and if you find a copy at a thrift store or used book store, pick it up (especially if it's cheap). If you don't mind buying things online you can usually find a copy at Amazon.com or on eBay. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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