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When Harlie Was One
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When Harlie Was One

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Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1972
Nelson Doubleday, 1972
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Artificial Intelligence
Singularity
Soft SF
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First Auberson made HARLIE, the world's first Human Analogue Robot Life Input Equivalents.

Harlie enjoyed infinite knowledge. But no wisdom. He had ethics, but, by his own admission, no morals. He wrote poetry. Went on mind-bending jags for the pleasure of it. And worried about his sexual identity.

He also made Auberson more of a human being. Helped him learn how to love, for one thing. But Harlie was a financial loss for the company.

The money people wanted to pull Harlie's plug. And they would, unless he could do something worthwhile.

So Harlie thought. And created God....


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