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I, Robotby Isaac Asimov
Synopses & Reviews
The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.
Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark.
Asimov changed our perception of robots forever in these linked stories. In I, Robot, he chronicles the development of the robot from its primitive origins to its ultimate perfection in the not-too-distant future — a future when humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, and robots who secretly run the world — all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that is Asimov's trademark. Timed to the major motion picture release, this special reissue will thrill Asimov's legions of fans as well as a new generation of science fiction lovers.
In time for the major motion picture release comes the reissue of this collection of stories of robots — gone mad, reading minds, possessing a sense of humor, and secretly running the world — all told with Asimov's trademark blend of science fact and science fiction.
About the Author
During his legendary career, Isaac Asimov penned over 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, whcih include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades. He died, at the age of seventy-two, in April 1992.
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