Partly Robot Industries

Non euro-centric sci-fi!

by Nnedi Okorafor

What if the Underground Railroad had actual locomotives?

by Colson Whitehead

Amazing biting social satire! May be lost on the “woke.”

by Paul Beatty

Wolf Hall

by Hilary Mantel


by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Farthest Shore

by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Tombs of Atuan

by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Heck yeah! Vintage Hainish stories.

by Ursula K. Le Guin

If you thought Inception was cool, you probably never read this book.

by Ursula K. Le Guin

A murder mystery involving Thor, who is definitely not a robot.

by Douglas Adams

Those Vogons really get me down.

by Douglas Adams

All in one big, fat book!

by Douglas Adams

You’ll believe a Dent can fly!

by Douglas Adams

Milliways! The restaurant with the universe’s most tragically overqualified parking lot attendant.

by Douglas Adams

Includes the pro-robot essay “Is there an Artificial God?”

by Douglas Adams

Based on a rejected Doctor Who film treatment!

by Douglas Adams

You need this in hardcover.

by Douglas Adams

There’s an electric monk in this one!

by Douglas Adams

Yes! Yes! Yes! Screenprinting for everyday bots!

by John Isaacson

Hooray for riding busses and trains!

by Kate Lopresti

How to be a productive and self-reliant robot.

by Matte Resist

A perfect primer for newly activated Portland roboforms.

by Alexander Barrett

This book is helpful for understanding why anyone would visit Maine,much less live there.

by John Hodgman

You require more information.

by John Hodgman

If you do not already own this book, you have made a grave mistake.

by John Hodgman

Who put the grit in the 70’s science fiction?

by Harlan Ellison

“You know I hate to ask, but are friends electric?” Gary Numan

by Philip K. Dick

People who live above the arctic circle have a thing or two in common with robots.

by Vendela Vida

Does a man with no memory become a robot?

by Nicole Krauss

The compelling story of the provenance of a desk.

by Nicole Krauss

The interwoven meta-narratives are good for robot empathy.

by Nicole Krauss

A book for practicing deep empathy plus confusing romantic feelings toward siblings.

by Penelope Lively

These poems are songs that this robot can dance to.

by Tony Hoagland

“Strange travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.”

by Kurt Vonnegut

Everyone is a robot. Everyone is an unwavering band pf loght.

by Kurt Vonnegut

A quite wonderful history of the broken robots who have slain presidents.

by Sarah Vowell

Winston Smith is not quite a full robot, but I suspect he’s on the robot spectrum.

by George Orwell

I expected Pip to turn out to be a robot,but I was wrong.

by Charles Dickens

Not really a robot book, but still really cool.

by Jonathan Lethem

Basis for the film starring robot actress Tilda Swinton.

by Virginia Woolf

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

by Etgar Keret

The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

by Etgar Keret

The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God: And Other Stories

by Etgar Keret

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism

by Roy Richard Grinker

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

by Joshua Foer