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Science Fiction Classic #4--"With Folded Hands" by Jack Williamson

Science Fiction Classic #4--"With Folded Hands" by Jack Williamson

Some Science Fiction stories leave a legacy that shapes the future of the genre and has a lasting impact on the entire culture. This is such a story. In “With Folded Hands,” Jack Williamson created the phrase that is a common term across all Science Fiction—“Humanoid.”

"With Folded Hands"—Jack Williamson (first published in Astounding Science Fiction, July 1947)

He looked around for a salesman, but it was another mechanical that came gliding silently to meet him. A twin of the one in the window, it moved with a quick, surprising grace. Bronze and blue lights flowed over it’s lustrious blackness, and a yellow name plate flashed from it’s naked breast:

SERIAL No. 8I-H-B-27




Read, “With Folded Hands,” in "SFWA Grand Masters: Volume I,” from TOR Books.

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