“Fondly Fahrenheit,” Alfred Bester, 1954

“Fondly Fahrenheit,” Alfred Bester, 1954 – An aristocrat discovers that his robot (slave) is killing young women.  The problem is, he can’t distinguish the robot’s thoughts from his own.

Comments:  Considered a classic of psychological sf and an example of Bester’s “pyrotechnic” writing, which some believe influenced cyberpunk through Delany. Read in SF Author’s Choice 2.

Author: Wikipedia: “Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. Though successful in all these fields, he is probably best remembered today for his work as a science fiction author, and as the winner of the first Hugo Award in 1953 for his novel The Demolished Man.”


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