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Slote, Alfred

(1926-    ) US author for children and the Young Adult market, of sf interest mainly for his Robot Buddy sequence beginning with My Robot Buddy (1975), in which a boy is given an Android companion capable of perfectly mimicking human behaviour. The two have adventures around the planet, and later into space, trips which require Cryonic freezing to accomplish. In Omega Station (1983), the two defeat the plans of a Mad Scientist to launch nuclear weapons from his orbiting Space Station. Clone Catcher (1982), a singleton, features aa Clone who runs away to Australia to avoid being used as an organ bank (see Medicine; Organlegging) by her actress owner. [JC]

Alfred Slote

born Brooklyn, New York: 11 September 1926



Robot Buddy

individual titles



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 17:40 pm on 13 August 2022.