Charles Forbin, a scientist about fifty years old, is the mastermind behind Colossus, a computer built to react automatically to nuclear aggression against the United States of North America. The countrys president is eager for the computers activation despite Forbins own misgivings of its potential. A similarly concerned colleague suggests that Frankenstein (1818) should be banned reading for scientists. Forbin replies that it should be required reading for nonscientists.
Classic struggle between man and machine. An enjoyable if quick read.