Robot Dreams

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Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s——exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth.

Robot Dreams spans the body of Asimov's fiction from the 1940s to the mid-80s, and features classic Asimovian themes, from the scientific puzzle to the extraterrestrial thriller, all introduced in an exclusive essay ...

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Overview

Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s——exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth.

Robot Dreams spans the body of Asimov's fiction from the 1940s to the mid-80s, and features classic Asimovian themes, from the scientific puzzle to the extraterrestrial thriller, all introduced in an exclusive essay written especially for this collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780441731541
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1990
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 356,645
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Biography

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      January 20, 1920
    2. Place of Birth:
      Petrovichi, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      April 6, 1992
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

Table of Contents

Little cost robot 1
Robot dreams 25
"Breeds there a man ...?" 31
Hostess 63
Sally 98
Strikebreaker 114
The machine that won the war 127
Eyes do more than see 133
The Martian way 137
Franchise 177
Jokester 191
The last question 204
Does a bee care? 215
Light verse 220
The feeling of power 225
Spell my name with an S 235
The ugly little boy 248
The billiard ball 283
True love 299
The last answer 303
Lest we remember 309
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  • Posted December 10, 2009

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    IN MULTIVAC WE TRUST

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2008

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    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!

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