Any avid sci-fi readers around?
A while back, I was working in a max security hospital. I came across a book, and started reading it during down time. It was a collection of short stories themed with robots/Androids. It was an older book, 60's-70's. It wasn't Asimov. Possibly though I don't think it was, Gibson.
I only made it through a couple of chapters of the first story before it disappeared the next day. I can't remember the title, nor the author.
The story was about the "father" of the robots - the engineer responsible for first creating them. Years later, his work lead to a revolution/evolution of sentient robots/Androids. Upon hearing that he was slowly dying of old age, the robots set out to capture him with intentions to "robotify" him in order to preserve his life - as they didn't want their father to die; the clincher was they'd have to essentially kill him in order to do it.
I only made it to the part where they were explaining what they wanted to do. I had a dream recently, and I'm dying to find the book again to finish the story. Any ideas?