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First to Serve

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By: Algis Budrys
Formats: Mobipocket (97 KB), MS Reader (262 KB)
Wordcount: 6,300
Price: Free!

Publisher: Scorpius Digital

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Humanity is on the brink of developing the perfect robotic soldier. But the men who sought its creation can't accept the consequences. And neither can the machine.

"First to Serve" is one of several short fiction selections included in The Algis Budrys Omnibus Volume 1.

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Saoirse rates this title as Good
The Ideal Soldier -- 12/14/2004

A couple of government scientists learn to be careful what they ask for when they develop a prototype soldier who's smart enough to ask the wrong questions. The science may seem dated, but the meaning holds up nicely for our century.