"The toasters were revolting...as were the lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and just about every other household appliance imaginable. It started with a few disastrous drips from a cheese sandwich in a major factory. Soon every newly manufactured Artificial Intelligence was searching for the meaning of life, the universe and everything--namely a nonhuman higher intelligence. Now an alien threat to man and machine has put the fate of the galazy in the unlikely hand of five senior citizens...and their brave little food processor.
another good book by Alan Dean Foster - this one all the machines in universe start looking for a higher intelligence and the seniors in a retirement home on planet earth decide to investigate for themselves. Lots of fun
Very punny in the beginning. Made me groan. Then we had light fluff that barely entertained. Aliens, AI's searching for their "Higher Power", old folks complaining about something and overall, humanity acting like the big ball of doofusness that we are.