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Offline Mike D. aka jmiked

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Henry Kuttner SF classic enKindled
« on: August 18, 2014, 05:53:59 pm »
I just got a notice that Robots Have No Tails by Henry Kuttner, has been published as an ebook. First published in 1951, this is a collection of five short stories about Gallegher, an eccentric inventor. A quote from a blurb:

"Gallegher was a genius. He'd start with a twist of wire and an odd notion or two, and come up with something never before known - something like a robot that thought that the most beautiful thing in the world was its own innards. Or a machine that ate dirt and sang bawdy songs. The trouble was, Gallegher's genius worked only when he was drunk. Once sober again, he could never figure out just what it was his gadgets were supposed to do; whether it was opening a can of beer - or saving the world."

Henry Kuttner (d. 1958) was a major SF writer in the forties and fifties. Ray Bradbury referred to him as a "neglected master".

A steal at $2.99.


« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 11:29:18 am by jmiked »

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    Offline Tony Rabig

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    Re: Henry Kuttner SF classic enKindled
    « Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 04:22:17 am »
    Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Mike; hadn't checked for Kuttner releases in a few weeks and didn't know it was out there.  The publisher has more Kuttner as well, including the excellent BEST OF HENRY KUTTNER which is also a steal.  (And if you've never gotten around to it, his short story "A Cross of Centuries" is available for 99 cents and it's well worth a look.)

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Henry Kuttner SF classic enKindled
    « Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 10:42:25 am »
    Now this is a name I haven't heard mentioned for a good long while. If it brings back classic writers such as this, Kindle can only be a very good thing.

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