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I, Robot

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They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities - and unforeseen risks. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren't content that their creations should remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient worker-machines. And soon the robots themselves, aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren't either.

As humans and robots struggle to survive together - and sometimes against each other - in earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. Here human men and women confront robots gone mad, telepathic robots, robot politicians, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world. And both are asking the same question: What is human? And is humanity obsolete?
--back cover

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2009, Edhasa
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I, Robot
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2006, Mao tou ying chu ban she ke huan tui jin shi yan shi
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I, Robot
2004-06, Spectra / Bantam Books
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I, Robot
2004-06, Bantam Books
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I, Robot
2004-06-01, Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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Yo, Robot
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I, Robot
2004, Random House Publishing Group
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I, robot
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I, Robot
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Io, Robot
2003, Mondadori
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Meine Freunde, die Roboter.
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Les robots
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I, Robot
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I, robot: short stories
2000, Oxford University Press
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Yo, Robot
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I, Robot
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I, robot
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Yo Robot
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I, Robot
1996, Voyager
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I, Robot
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I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay
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I, Robot
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Ich, der Robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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Yo, Robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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Yo, robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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I Robot
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I, Robot
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I Robot
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Io, robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
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I, Robot
1970, Fawcett Publications
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I, Robot
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I, robot
1963, Doubleday
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I, Robot
1963, Doubleday
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I, Robot
1956-03, New American Library
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I, Robot
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I, robot
1950, Gnome Press
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I, Robot
1950, Doubleday
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I, Robot
1950, Dennis Dobson
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I, robot
1950, Doubleday
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I, Robot.
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Les Robots
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I, Robot
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I, Robot

First published in 1950



Work Description

I, Robot is a fixup novel of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950 and were then compiled into a book for stand-alone publication by Gnome Press in 1950, in an initial edition of 5,000 copies. The stories are woven together by a framing narrative in which the fictional Dr. Susan Calvin tells each story to a reporter (who serves as the narrator) in the 21st century. Although the stories can be read separately, they share a theme of the interaction of humans, robots, and morality, and when combined they tell a larger story of Asimov's fictional history of robotics.

Contains:
"Introduction" (the initial portion of the framing story or linking text)
"Robbie" (1940, 1950)
"Runaround" (1942)
"Reason" (1941)
"Catch That Rabbit" (1944)
"Liar!" (1941)
"Little Lost Robot" (1947)
"Escape!" (1945)
"Evidence" (1946)
"The Evitable Conflict" (1950)

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I looked at my notes and I didn't like them.
added by Lisa.) "first sentence"

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I, Robot

Bantam mass-market reissue (36); Movie tie-in

This edition was published in by Spectra / Bantam Books in New York.


First Sentence

"I looked at my notes and I didn't like them."

Edition Description

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities - and unforeseen risks. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren't content that their creations should remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient worker-machines. And soon the robots themselves, aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren't either.

As humans and robots struggle to survive together - and sometimes against each other - in earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. Here human men and women confront robots gone mad, telepathic robots, robot politicians, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world. And both are asking the same question: What is human? And is humanity obsolete?
--back cover

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2004

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3551.S5 I13 2004

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
xv, 272p.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL30777319M
Internet Archive
irobot0000asim
ISBN 10
0553294385
ISBN 13
9780553294385
LC Control Number
2003069139
OCLC/WorldCat
474667282
Goodreads
76684

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