Robot Visions

Robot Visions

by Isaac Asimov

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Overview

NAL launches its new SF imprint, ROC, with a collection of 18 of Asimov's ( Foundation ) robot stories. The earliest tales here, written from 1940 to 1960, remain among the most-loved in the field, the best being “Little Lost Robot,” about a robot who obeys an order to “get lost.” “The Bicentennial Man” (1976) about one robot's desires and efforts to be first free, then equal, is the quintessential robot-as-man’s-mirror story. The book concludes with brief essays offering companionable commentary on the history of robots in fiction, the Frankenstein complex, the origin of Asimov's famous Three Laws and the author’s own surprise at the emergence of robots during his lifetime. Review “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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596875777
Publisher: J. Boylston & Company, Publishers
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 321,409
File size: 6 MB

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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