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Sladek, John Thomas

Overview
Works: 66 works in 222 publications in 7 languages and 3,242 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Satirical literature  Parodies, imitations, etc  Satire  Miscellanea  Detective and mystery fiction  Forecasts  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about John Thomas Sladek
 
Most widely held works by John Thomas Sladek
The new Apocrypha : a guide to strange science and occult beliefs by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Alice, a novel by Thomas M Disch( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old white heiress is cheated out of her fortune by being kidnapped and turned black
Tik-tok by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While maintaining the outward appearance of a mild and willing robot, Tik-Tok is rather a slightly deranged, amoral machine intent on injuring - preferably fatally - as many humans as possible. So begins a successful career in crime and mayhem which inevitably leads to a move into politics
The Müller-Fokker effect by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lunatics of Terra by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Sladek's hilarious SF satires may show a world riddled with shambolic flaws, but this (he pointed out) is actually the good news: "My own small ray of hope concerns human frailty. All conspiracies, no matter how monstrous, are ultimately the work of mere imperfect people, whose irresolution or bad judgment or even bad conscience works against the system. They get bunions, their cars break down, their children run away -and all this grit gets into the smooth-running gears of their world domination plans. I hope."
Black aura by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thackery Phin, the delightfully eccentric American University philosopher turned detective, is attracted to the headquarters of a spiritualistic group and the beginning of his second case.When a rock star is killed after trying to levitate from a fourth story window, and another member disappears behind a locked door while demonstrating astral projection, Phin begins to suspect that the members of the society may be involved in something far blacker than seances.The curse of an Egyptian amulet, a dark seance parlor, lurking death in an orgone box, psychic poison and live burial--Sladek's brainteaser fairly creeps with fiendish happenings
The reproductive system by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wompler's Walking Babies once put Millford, Utah, on the map. But they aren't selling like they used to. In fact, they aren't selling at all and the only alternative to winding the company up is to tap the government for a research grant. And so Wompler Research Laboratories and Project 32 come into being. The plan is to produce self replicating mechanisms; identical cells equipped to repair intracellular breakdowns, convert power from their environment and create new cells. But suddenly the nondescript grey metal boxes start crawling about the laboratory, feeding voraciously on any metal... and multiplying at an alarming rate
Roderick, or, The education of a young machine by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He isn't human; but he isn't all robot either. He started life in a lab, went to Parochial School, was kidnapped by gypsies, chased by roboticidal, and incompetent, hit-men, told fortunes on the Midway, and finally fostered by an elderly couple who gave up writing science fiction when their stories came true. He's Roderick, the first robot programmed to learn and think, and sent out into the world to re-invent it
The complete Roderick by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A robot with learning capabilities, Roderick, who was educated by watching television, is adopted by an elderly couple in Kansas and tries to adjust to American society, in an omnibus edition that includes Roderick and Roderick at Random
Invisible Green : a Thackeray Phin mystery by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bugs by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
The best of John Sladek by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using XyWrite III : covers XyWrite II Plus by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechasm by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in Spanish and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roderick at random, or, Further education of a young machine by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the continuing and uproarious saga of Roderick, a robot and "learning machine" growing up in an America in the near future. The mild-mannered robot is confronted with an ever-widening cast of madcap characters who typify the artificial values endemic in modern America
Roderick at random by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The steam-driven boy, and other strangers by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgement of Jupiter by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roderick by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of clues by John Thomas Sladek( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete Roderick
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Alternative Names

controlled identityDemijohn, Thom

controlled identityKnye, Cassandra

Demijohn, Thom.

Demijohn Thom 1937-2000

John Sladek Amerikaans schrijver

John Sladek escritor estadounidense

John Sladek scrittore statunitense

John Sladek US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

John Sladek yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

John T. Sladek écrivain américain

John Thomas Sladek American writer

John Thomas Sladek americký spisovatel

John Thomas Sladek amerikansk författare

John Thomas Sladek amerikansk skribent

Johns, Dale 1937-2000

Knye, Cassandra.

Knye Cassandra 1937-2000

Sladek, John.

Sladek John 1937-2000

Sladek, John T.

Sladek, John T. 1937-

Sladek, John T. 1937-2000

Sladek, John T. (John Thomas), 1937-

Sladek, John Thomas

Sladek, John Thomas 1937-

Thomas, John 1937-2000

Tilms, Richard A. 1937-2000

Vogh, James.

Vogh, James 1937-2000

Джон Слейдек

ジョン・スラデック

スラデック, ジョン

Languages
English (117)

French (13)

German (11)

Italian (8)

Japanese (6)

Spanish (5)

Finnish (2)