I remember getting recommended a book about a robot travelling around the galaxy making other robots. However, I never had a chance to read and have now forgotten its title.

My recollection is unfortunately very lacking, but I do remember that he makes for instance one robot that only can make things that start with a specific letter. It's a sci-fi book with plenty of humour. I think the cover of the book had a robot on the front page and was mostly red and/or red and black.

Does anyone have aaany idea what book I'm thinking about?

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This sounds very much like The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem:

One day Trurl the constructor put together a machine that could create anything starting with n. [from How the World was Saved]

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    Seconded. It's actually a series of short stories about a pair of robot inventors.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 12:57
  • I don't think I remember that cover, but from the summary that sounds like the book! Great, thanks!
    – Coreus
    Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 15:43
  • After googling, THIS is the cover I remember ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/… So yes, you're very right!
    – Coreus
    Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 15:44
  • ... a pair of rival robot inventors! much fun ensues ...
    – davidbak
    Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 17:01

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