In fairness, Aldiss has never seen his original story--nor the two pieces added later, "Supertoys When Winter Comes" and "Supertoys in Other Seasons"--as a Pinocchio fable at all.
As he recounts in the wry, revealing foreword to this collection, "I could not or would not see the parallels between David, my five-year-old android, and the wooden creature who becomes human Never consciously rewrite old fairy stories. These three excellent stories occupy just the first 35 pages of this compilation, but they accurately capture one of the great voices of British SF at his prime, with a plaintive, thoughtfully nuanced story about existence and the meaning of being human.
The remaining tales range from intriguing to distractingly strident to borderline mawkish, but make no mistake about what's the main attraction here. In fact, the foreword alone, with Kubrick exposed at his curmudgeonly worst "[To Aldiss:] You seem to have two modes of writing--brilliant and not so damned good" , makes this a collection worth picking up.
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Supertoys Trilogy book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For the first time ever all three Suptertoys stories are collected. Brian Aldiss' Supertoys trilogy is probably better known by its filmed incarnation, Steven Spielberg's AI. The three tales, collected in one volume.
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