Robots Have No Tails
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Cover artist||Ric Binkley|
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Robots Have No Tails is a 1952 collection of science fiction short stories by Lewis Padgett (pseudonym of American writers Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore). It was first published by Gnome Press in 1952 in an edition of 4,000 copies. The stories all originally appeared in the magazine Astounding Stories.
It has been reprinted in 1973 by Lancer books with an introduction by C.L. Moore; in 1983 in the UK by Hamlyn Books as The Proud Robot with an introduction by Peter Pinto; and lastly in 2009 in the US by Paizo Publishing LLC's Planet Stories Line of books, with an additional introduction (to the one of Catherine Moore) by F. Paul Wilson. Both later editions credit Henry Kuttner as being the author, as does the introduction by C.L. Moore in the 1973 and 2009 editions.
- "The Proud Robot"
- "Gallegher Plus"
- "The World Is Mine"
- "Ex Machina"
- "Time Locker"
Groff Conklin wrote in his Galaxy review column that Robots Have No Tails was not good science fiction, but "zany imaginings of a rather anti-scientific sort." Boucher and McComas praised the collection as "a great joy.". P. Schuyler Miller praised the stories as "pure entertainment, lavishly applied."
- Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 299.
- Contento, William G. "Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections". Retrieved 2008-02-25.
- Reginald, Robert; Mary A. Burgess; Daryl F. Mallett (1992). Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1975-1991: A Bibliography of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction Books and Nonfiction Monographs. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Inc. p. 1512.
- Robots Have No Tails title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- The Proud Robot title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Gallegher Plus title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- The World Is Mine title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Ex Machina title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Time Locker title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database