They'd Rather Be Right

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".


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