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A year has passed since the robot uprising, and Alquist sits alone in a laboratory flipping through pages of books in great despair. The robots have demanded that Alquist produce the formula to make more robots, and Alquist is at a loss because Dr. Gall had done that part of the work. With all the other managers dead, the burden rests on Alquist, and he is desperate for a solution.

Radius and some other robots enter the lab to tell Alquist that they need more robots to replace themselves, since a robot will probably last for only twenty years. Radius demands the formula to create robots and does not understand Alquist's inability to produce it. Radius order Alquist to experiment with solutions in test tubes, but Alquist says that exercise would be futile. Alquist tells Radius to keep searching for humans in an attempt to repopulate the...

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