This Crowded Earth / Reign of the Telepuppets(2012)
An omnibus of novels by Robert Bloch and Daniel F Galouye
Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. "This Crowded Earth" is the first novel, penned by the author of "Psycho," Robert Bloch. It deals with a future Earth where there are just too damned many people - and all of the problems that go along with it. Bloch spins a fine tale as he takes a prophetic look at a very possible world of the future. The second novel is by sci-fi veteran, Daniel F. Galouye. "Reign of the Telepuppets" is a wonderful tale about a robot colony run wild. To the naked eye they appeared to be nothing but a small group of robotic misfits. But the ruling robot, a surly pile of circuits and mechanisms named Bigboss, was sure that their tiny colony was the center of the universe. In fact, Bigboss was sure there was no other living creature that was superior to him in any way. Yet a constant nagging deep in his robotic memory drums hinted of something different. It was a fleeting memory of the far-off world from which he came. A world where creatures lived that might actually challenge his rule. Little did he know that a spaceship filled with those creatures was hurtling towards him through the void. Living creatures of flesh and blood...
January 2012 : USA Paperback