The Ego Machine

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.2 stars; 53 reviews)

Celebrated playwright Nicholas Martin didn’t read the small print in his Hollywood options contract. Now he’s facing five years of servitude to a conceited director named Raoul St. Cyr, who’s taken a thoughtful play about Portuguese fishermen and added dancing mermaids. When it seems the plot has changed to include a robot from the future Nicholas looses all hope, but this robot may be just what he needs to win his freedom. – The Ego Machine was first published in the May, 1952 issue of Space Science Fiction magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (1 hr 54 min)


1 – The Ego Machine (Chapters 1 - 2) 1:04:16 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
2 – The Ego Machine (Chapter 3) 50:28 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Strange tale

(4 stars)

Martin is in a contract with a crazy and abusive director, and he doesn't have the courage to stand up to him. Enter a robot with not enough power who needs to 'borrow' some from a light socket... and it makes him drunk! Now what might a drunken robot do with a personality-changing helmet and a wimpy playwright? The reader is great, no complaints, but the story is odd.

LOL Funny & Not To Be Missed

(4.5 stars)

I very seldom chuckle out loud when I am reading or listening to a book, but I found myself chuckling at least a dozen times during this story. It's a truly charming little SF tale: well written, witty, and well read by the narrator.

A lot of fun

(5 stars)

Really enjoyed, good for a laugh, Kuttner has a good sense of humor . Gregg did a good job. - Miss his readings

(3.5 stars)

Curious little tale. Felt the first chapters were stronger than the conclusion, but enjoyable all the same. The robot is a fun character. Good reading as well.

Full of unexpected twists

(5 stars)

The author doesn't belabor details, but lets them slowly resolve into focus. It's one I'd immediately like to hear again.

a really funny story I enjoyed this very much

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

great story. I loved it all. well read

(5 stars)

Great story, brilliantly brought to life!