Old Rossum's Book Of Practical Robots

Old Rossum's Book of Practical Robots is an A5 multi-author poetry booklet, published in 2008, on the theme of robots.

Available to order.

The TS Eliot-aping title comes from the happy accident that the word robot was introduced to the English language, and to science-fiction as a whole, through the 1920 Czech play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek, wherein the titular 'robot' factory was founded by a character known as...Old Rossum.

Cover art by Alan Hunter.

Internal art by AC Evans, Alan Hunter and Christopher Catt James.



  • The poem Home Help was placed shared-third in the Data Dump Award 2009; Rover was also short-listed for the award and the poems In Service and So were long-listed.
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