Robot Visions

Robot Visions

by Isaac Asimov

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451450647
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1991
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 225,643
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

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

What People are Saying About This

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

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