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Tower of Glass is a science-fiction novel by Robert Silverberg, published in 1970. The plot involves a scientist who creates a race of androids to serve him as his employees. They, however, believe that he intends to eventually make them equal to humans, and (unknown to him, or any other human) have constructed a religion based around him. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY) is a prolific author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... An android is an artificially created being that resembles a human being. ...


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  • Review of Tower of Glass (http://www.allscifi.com/Topics/Info_14272.asp)

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Tower of Glass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
Tower of Glass is a science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg, published in 1970.
Krug, probably Earth's wealthiest man, had devised the construction of an immense tower of glass in the Canadian tundra: the edifice is not a monument, however, but a system of communication with a planetary nebula from which an intelligent (though indecipherable) message has been received.
Krug is also building a spaceship to send to the star system emitting the message, which is to be managed by an hibernated android crew.
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