The classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre. One of the Voyager Classics collection, now I, Robot is a major Fox movie starring Will Smith. In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age. When Earth is ruled by... show more
The classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre. One of the Voyager Classics collection, now I, Robot is a major Fox movie starring Will Smith. In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age. When Earth is ruled by master-machines, when robots often seem more human than mankind, the Three Laws ensure that humans remain superior and the robots are kept in their rightful place. But an insane telepathic robot results from a production error; a robot assembled in space logically deduces its superiority to non-rational humanity; and when machines serve mankind rather than individual humans, the machine's idea of what is good for society may itself contravene the sacred Three Laws! Amazing and timeless robot stories from the greatest science fiction writer of all time.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 12th 1981
Publisher: Fawcett Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Robot (#0.1)
Another case where the movie was good, but the book was better (coincidently my top "book beats movie by a mile" had Will Smith in the leading role - the top one was "I am legend"...)
by Isaac Azimov This is one of those SciFi classics I've been meaning to read forever, so I finally took the plunge and found it very different than I might have expected. It seemed to me like a series of short stories that merge from one to the next without apparent demarcation. On the first pa...
I was not expecting the format for this book, that it would be split up into multiple stories that are independent but tie together. But eventually I really grew to like them, especially as the book went on. It was almost always like a sci-fi mystery, "how is this robot subverting the 3 laws?" but w...
Interesting little book, if out of date. And apparently the movie (hyped on my edition's cover) is nothing like the book. My dad had seen the movie but never read the book (I was shocked—and my Asimov fan of a brother had not read nor seen), and we were talking about two completely different stories...
Asimov is an amazing writer, he just has this writing style that doesn't tell you exactly what is happening, but tells you something and leaves you to find the importance of this situation that a character was in, the foundations trilogy is next on my list.
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