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"I am first of all not a science fiction writer I write, I suppose, what the Latin Americans call magic realism."
- Harlan Ellison

Robot Guard  
  Very early reference to a guard robot.  

Sung-wu slid into a lift and was raised, amid great groans and whirrings and false stops, to the top level of the Central Chamber building. He hurried down a corridor dimly lit by occasional yellow bulbs. A moment later he approached the doors of the scanning offices and flashed his identification at the robot guard. "Is Bard Fei-p'ang within?" he inquired.

"Verily," the robot answered, stepping aside.

From The Turning Wheel, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Science Fiction Stories in 1954
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Compare to the guard robot that Dick used a year later in The Hood Maker.

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