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"[Science fiction is] anything that turns you and your social context, the social you, inside out."
- Gregory Benford

Autobutle  
  An automated servant.  

A unique name for a concept that has been used many times.

Polly crossed to the polawindow, adjusted it to neutral gray, turned the selectacol until the room’s dominant color shifted to green. “There, that’s more restful,” she said. “If there’s anything you need, just ring the bell there by your bed. The autobutle will know what to do or where to find us if it doesn’t...”

The autobutle called dinner, distracting Orne from a sensation that he had fallen from grace.

From The Godmakers, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Berkley Medallion in 1972
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Compare to the daily schedule from The Dosadi Experiment (1977) by Frank Herbert, the robutler from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (1970) by Harry Harrison and the butler-valet robot from The Jester (1951) by William Tenn.

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