From Isaac Asimov, the Hugo Award-winning Grand Master of Science Fiction, comes five decades of robot visions: thirty-four landmark stories and essays—including three rare tales—gathered together in one volume.
Meet all of Asimov’s most famous creations including: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot psychologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human/robot detective team of Lije Bailey and R. Daneel Olivaw, who have appeared in such bestselling novels as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire.
Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations—from the most primitive computers and mobile machines to the first robot to become a man.
“It’s good to have Isaac’s classic robot stories, and his commentary on them, in one handsome volume.”—Arthur C. Clarke
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
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
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Robot Chronicles
Little Lost Robot
The Evitable Conflict
The Bicentennial Man
Christmas Without Rodney
Robots I Have Known
The New Teachers
Whatever You Wish
The Friends We Make
Our Intelligent Tools
The Laws of Robotics
The Machine and the Robot
The New Profession
The Robot as Enemy?
The Laws of Humanics
The Sense of Humor
Robots in Combination
What People are Saying About This
"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