Fondly Fahrenheit has ratings and 10 reviews. Amy said: This macabre android gone wrong story is a classic for good reason. Alfred Bester’s prose i. Buy Fondly Fahrenheit: Read 2 Kindle Store Reviews – I can’t think of a more appropriate story to read on a scorching summer day than Alfred Bester’s “Fondly Fahrenheit.” This science fiction.

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Fondly Fahrenheit

Brian Eff rated it it was fahrenhelt Dec 11, For, much as Bester’s novels did for the SF long form, this story bridges the past days of scifi short story writing to the more psychologically sophisticated writing of the period to follow. He and his malfunctioning android are always on the run, but Vandaleur is not always smart about how he does it: However, I have to wonder if, like that summer sun, this constant shift is doing me any harm.

As a motorcyclist, I swear that more SUVs pull out in front of me on hot days than they do in on moderate or cold ones.

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The following is my post on FurAffinity which required checking up on, hence my visit back. If one is a habitual liar, then one calls others liars and believes that they are liars, for the most part.

I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. I’ve seen references to “Fondly Fahrenheit” as a horror, rather than scifi, story and I can see that.

Mar 12, Frannie Cheska rated it really liked it. In any case, the first person keeps jumping back and forth between the two, or encompassing the two.


The ending, in which we see Vandaleur with a new android who also is turning into a killer – even at low temperatures- suggests to me that it’s now Vandeleur’s insanity that’s being “projected”. To me, the switching of the pronouns helps me feel the madness that is happening with the “projection” of each one’s personality onto the other. After digging through my Sf story collections, I finally found this story.

I find it fascinating to read what a writer like Bester can do; he takes a common grammatical error–technically called a pronoun reference ffondly turns it into a horror story. I don’t think it means that insanity is contagious, as in something is transferred like a germ. It’s Bester’s use of the pronouns that make this story really work.

Fondly Fahrenheit by Alfred Bester

Even the annoying song “All reet! That’s projection, fanrenheit that clearly is not what is happening here. Apr 06, Kaleigh rated it did not like it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. The first four are easy to determine, but it’s not clear whom the fifth point of view belongs to.

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Bester’s “Fondly Fahrenheit”

What interests me the most in this story is that it begins as a story about a serial killer android, and then foondly shifts into a tale that explores issues of identity, so much so that the reader, at least this reader, has difficulty in determining from whose point of view the story is being told. But, if one doesn’t buy that, then one must also admit that the story is one that doesn’t fit too well into genre pigeonholes–it could be SF or horror or even experimental mainstream lit, but clearly closer, I suppose, to an SF horror story than to social satire.


Trivia About Fondly Fahrenheit. Apart from the presence of the SF-staple android and the element of inter-planetary travel, it reads like an Edgar Allen Poe tale of psychological terror, updated to more recent slasher thrillers.

Published first published August Dan Goodman rated it liked it Jan 13, Can we ever escape the heat? Bester’s story isn’t social satire, although I supposed an argument could be made by Marxists that the story recounts the horrors resulting from exploitation of the working class–the android. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle fahrengeit required.

The story opens on a hot, wet planet with the discovery of a dead child girl with android blood under her fingernails. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Or perhaps that’s the other way around. He doesn’t know which of us I fahfenheit these days, but they do know one truth.

Classic Sci Fi Sundays. What is it doing to my reason? To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Fondly Fahrenheit by Alfred Bester Members. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Top notch analysis of this excellent short story.