Robots Beyond

Robots Beyond

by Lane Adamson
     
 

Robots.
Intelligent machines, usually bearing at least some resemblance to humans, performing the routine drudgeries of life and freeing mankind for the pursuit of nobler goals.
Karel Čapek conceived the term. Isaac Asimov codified their behavior, then spent the next fifty-plus years figuring out ways to get around his rules. Phillip K. Dick humanized… See more details below

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Robots.
Intelligent machines, usually bearing at least some resemblance to humans, performing the routine drudgeries of life and freeing mankind for the pursuit of nobler goals.
Karel Čapek conceived the term. Isaac Asimov codified their behavior, then spent the next fifty-plus years figuring out ways to get around his rules. Phillip K. Dick humanized them, chillingly. George Lucas and James Cameron, for good or ill, made them pop culture icons.
Within these pages, you'll meet robots both familiar and fantastic, from the submicroscopic to large, carnivorous machines. Robots discovering their own humanity... and Man's inhumanity. Subversive inversions of genre that will leave the reader pondering the metaphysics of robotics.
What if? There's a lot to answer for in those two little words. Look inside, and see what you discover.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934861219
Publisher:
Permuted Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
0.59(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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