They'd Rather Be Right
(also published as The Forever Machine
) is a science fiction
novel by Mark Clifton
and Frank Riley
. It was first published as a four-part serial in Astounding Science Fiction
in 1954. It won the Hugo award
for best novel in 1955. It has been widely labeled as the worst novel to ever win a Hugo.
In it, two professors create a cybernetic brain, which they call "Bossy".
- Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd..