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Robot Visions
     

Robot Visions

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by Isaac Asimov
 

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From the writer whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics comes five decades of robot visions-36 landmark stories and essays, plus three rare tales-gathered together in one volume.

Overview

From the writer whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics comes five decades of robot visions-36 landmark stories and essays, plus three rare tales-gathered together in one volume.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This collection offers 18 stories about robots as well as brief essays in which Asimov comments on robots in fiction, the Frankenstein complex, his famous Three Laws and the development of actual robots. "The earliest tales here, written from 1940 to 1960, remain among the most-loved in the field," —Publishers Weekly

"Classic stories with new material, both fiction and fact, that puts the whole theme together in a larger context." —Poul Andersen

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection offers 18 stories about robots as well as brief essays in which Asimov comments on robots in fiction, the Frankenstein complex, his famous Three Laws and the development of actual robots. ``The earliest tales here, written from 1940 to 1960, remain among the most-loved in the field,'' PW said. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451450647
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
274,989
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

Ben Bova
Robot Visions proves what we have suspected for decades; that Isaac Asimov's mind is far more creative and faster-working than any positronic brain.
Piers Anthony
I've been partial to robots ever since reading Little Lost Robot. Now at last that lost robot of Asimov's is found in this volume with all its family, context, and philosophy. The robots do have something to teach the living folk, if only we would learn.
From the Publisher
"This collection offers 18 stories about robots as well as brief essays in which Asimov comments on robots in fiction, the Frankenstein complex, his famous Three Laws and the development of actual robots. &'grave;The earliest tales here, written from 1940 to 1960, remain among the most-loved in the field," —Publishers Weekly

"Classic stories with new material, both fiction and fact, that puts the whole theme together in a larger context." —Poul Andersen

Paul Anderson
Any Asimov book is a treat, and Robot Visions adds to the pleasure by blending classic stories with new material, both fiction and fact, that puts the whole theme together in a larger context.

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.

Brief Biography

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

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Robot Visions 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J3v0n More than 1 year ago
There is no doubt that Asimov is the Don Corleone, but with respect to the godfather of robot fiction, this really wasn't my cup of tea.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
...you can't go wrong here. I fell in love with this book long ago & my copy is barely hanging on by its last legs. A great collection of stories, many of which can be read in just a few minutes but will remain in your mind long after. If you're into sci-fi, this is a must-read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Isaac Asimov is amazing. These stories kept me reading on and on. Gripping, intelligent, and one of the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author is so creative and depicts this upcoming futaristic world so greatly. These stories will amaze those who love robotics and those who love good stories.