Code of the Life Maker
Hogan, James P. Code of the Life Maker. New York: Del-Rey Ballantine, 1983.
Includes "a closely reasoned synopsis of cybernetic evolution" (in the Prologue) and the development by robots of "a complex society with its own superstitions, religions, and politics." Discussed by L. Charters, "Binary First Contact" (listed under Literary Criticism), quote. Cf. and contrast "The Book of the Machines" Category of S. Butler's Erewhon, P. K. Dick's "Autofac," and the TERMINATOR films—listed under Fiction and Drama. Note also manipulations by "the leaders of the Military Industrial Complex" (quoting back blurb of 1988 printing). See R. M. William's "Robot's Return."