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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.

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451450647
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 333,426
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.50 (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

Introduction: The Robot Chronicles

Stories

Robot Visions

Too Bad!

Robbie

Reason

Liar!

Runaround

Evidence

Little Lost Robot

The Evitable Conflict

Feminine Intuition

The Bicentennial Man

Someday

Think!

Segregationist

Mirror Image

Lenny

Galley Slave

Christmas Without Rodney

Essays

Robots I Have Known

The New Teachers

Whatever You Wish

The Friends We Make

Our Intelligent Tools

The Laws of Robotics

Future Fantastic

The Machine and the Robot

The New Profession

The Robot as Enemy?

Intelligences Together

My Robots

The Laws of Humanics

Cybernetic Organism

The Sense of Humor

Robots in Combination

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

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    Gay for Robots? Then You'll like Robot Vision

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2007

    If you're into scifi....

    ...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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2006

    Wonderfully Written

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    Masterpiece

    Isaac Asimov is amazing. These stories kept me reading on and on. Gripping, intelligent, and one of the best.

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