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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 given 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-reading 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.

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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.

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Republished to coincide with the movie adaptation's release, a collection of tales chronicles the near-future development of the robot and features models that have the ability to read minds, experience human emotions, and take over the world. Simultaneous. (A 20th Century Fox film, releasing summer 2004, starring Will Smith) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)

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Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, 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, which 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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During his legendary career, Isaac Asimov penned pver 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction 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.

Table of Contents

Robbie — Runaround — Reason — Catch the rabbit — Liar! — Little lost robot — Escape! — Evidence — The evitable conflict.

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white-and-nerdy31415, October 10, 2007 (view all comments by white-and-nerdy31415)
A very well-written book about the psychology prevailing around artificial intelligence. The advent of the robot is portrayed finely, as well
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553900330
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Author:
Asimov, Isaac
Author:
ASIMOV ISAAC
Subject:
Fiction-Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
High tech
Subject:
Robots
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19911101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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I, Robot
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Product details 272 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553900330 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Republished to coincide with the movie adaptation's release, a collection of tales chronicles the near-future development of the robot and features models that have the ability to read minds, experience human emotions, and take over the world. Simultaneous. (A 20th Century Fox film, releasing summer 2004, starring Will Smith) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
"Synopsis" by , Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, 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, which 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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