Isaac Asimov authored over 400 books in a career that lasted nearly 50 years. As a leading scientific writer, historian, and futurist, he covered a variety of subjects ranging from mathematics to humor, and won numerous awards for his work.
Robot Dreamsby Isaac Asimov, Ralph McQuarrie (Illustrator)
In this collection, which spans the body of Asimov's fiction from the nineteen-forties to the mid-eighties, are all of the classic themes Asimovian, from the scientific puzzle, to the extraterrestrial thriller, to the psychological discourse, all introudced in an important essay written expressly for this collection.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- January 20, 1920
- Date of Death:
- April 6, 1992
- Place of Birth:
- Petrovichi, Russia
- Place of Death:
- New York, New York
- Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948
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IN MULTIVAC WE TRUST, yeah, that can be a catch phrase while you read stories such as "Franchise", "The machine that won the war", and specially, "The last question". These stories reveal a future where a super machine, The Multivac, is the one who keeps working the world, revealing how dependant the man can be from technology. Other stories, as "The little ugly boy" or "Lest we remember" tell us that technology isn't always the future's solution. And in stories such as "Little lost robot" or "Sally", Asimov shows technophobia. We then have "Hostess", "The billard ball" or "Spell my name with an S" which are mystery stories in a future world, mixing science such as physics and biology. Finally we find "There's breed a man?" or "Eyes do more than see", which are philosophy. Yeah, this book has everything: future, science, mystery, warnings, messages, philosophy, Multivac and robots.
This book contains Asimov´s topics and essences in all its stories. It contains Isaac Asimov´s themes: robots, aliens and mysteries always solved by a logical and scientific way. If you like these themes, you will love this book. The way Asimov goings describing the story makes you feel that you really are the character that needs to deal with a struggle (usually caused by a robot or an alien), and makes you think logically about this problem to solve it by the best way, taking care about every detail. Fantastic! Simply fantastic!