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    Randall Garrett. Ready, Aim, Robot! - Original Typed Manuscript. 1959.

    8.5 by 11-inch sheets. 39 pages.

    Published in Amazing Stories in July, 1959. Complete manuscript with handwritten notes throughout. For fun, Garrett has typed "For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway" at the beginning of the piece. This has been heavily crossed out and the correct title written in pencil by a probably frustrated editor. Also included with the manuscript is a set of uncut, folded galley sheets of the printed story. These sheets could be pulled, prior to being trimmed, for in-house review and editing. The two items together offer a look at the differences between the author's original ideas and the printed story. Very good condition.

    Like many writers working in the pulp field, Garrett was amazingly prolific and wrote under a variety of pseudonyms for more than three decades. He had stories published in all of the major pulps. He was known for his sense of humor, which is evident in this piece, and for his accessibility to fans. These traits helped make him a fan favorite at conventions for many years. From the Frank Collection.

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