Saturday, May 3, 2008

** Alfred Bester's "Fondly Fahrenheit" (novelette, science fiction)

A man has the ability to unconsciously transform his own violent nature to his robots, making robots violent prone - including senseless murder & torture. Much of the story is about violent crimes of his android whose labor he has been living off on. There is a conclusion that this android behaves violently only when ambient temperature is about 90 F. Only, after this android's destruction in a police raid, his newer & simpler robot in a cold climate is also getting violent - thanks to master's mental effect.

Collected in.

  1. Robert Silverberg (Ed)'s "The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964".
  2. Isaac Asimov & Martin H Greenberg (Eds)' "Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 16 (1954)".

Fact sheet.

First published: F&SF, August 1954.
Rating: C

Note: Why is this post so short?