by Fitz James O'Brien
Number of pages: 50
Fitz James O'Brien was an Irish-born American writer, some of whose work is often considered a forerunner of today's science fiction. The Wonder Smith is an early predecessor of robot rebellion, where toys possessed by evil spirits are transformed into living automatons who turns against their creators.
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