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"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Roboscribe  
  A robotic writer of hard-bitten detective yarns.  

Poor Pancho Romulo, robot. Killed for his writing parts. The detectives from Robicide Division were on the case.


(The scene of the crime - robicide, the killing of a robot)

"He left here to become a roboscribe?"

"That's right. Matter of fact, we fitted him up with his plotting spools. And his twister, of course."

"What kind of scribing did he do?"

"Mysteries..."

From End as a Robot, by Richard Marsten.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1954
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Compare to robot comedian from The Jester (1951) by William Tenn.

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