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An edition of I, Robot (1950)

I, Robot

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An edition of I, Robot (1950)

I, Robot

Bantam hardcover ed. (2)
  • 4.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 13 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 6 Have read
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Publisher
Bantam Books
Language
English
Pages
224

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Isaac Asimov's I, Robot launches readers on an adventure into a not-so-distant future where man and machine , struggle to redefinelife, love, and consciousness—and where the stakes are nothing less than survival. Filled with unforgettable characters, mind-bending speculation, and nonstop action, I, Robot is a powerful reading experience from one of the master storytellers of our time.

I, ROBOT

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey hitman 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 perhaps its greatest adventure: the invention of the first positronic man. It was 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—on earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. 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 questions: What is human? And is humanity obsolete?

In l, Robot Isaac Asimov changes forever our perception of robots, and human beings and updates the timeless myth of man's dream to play god. with all its rewards—and terrors.
--front flap

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Edition Availability
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I, Robot
2008-05, Bantam Books
Paperback in English - printing (4)
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I, Robot
2004-06, Bantam Books
Hardcover in English - Bantam hardcover ed. (2)
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I, Robot
1996, HarperCollins Publishers
Mass Market Paperback in English - Paperback edition 1996 (14)
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I, Robot
1993?, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English - Bantam edition
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I, Robot
1983-12, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed.
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I, Robot
1977?, Fawcett Crest
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Fawcett Crest printing (24)
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Io, robot
1974-09, Arnoldo Mondadori
Paperback in Italian
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I, Robot
1970-08, Fawcett Publications
mass market paperback in English
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I, Robot
1956-03, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - 6th printing
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I, Robot
1950, Doubleday & Company, Inc.
hardcover in English - Book Club Edition

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Book Details


Published in

New York

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Series
A Bantam Spectra book
Copyright Date
1977

Classifications

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

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xii, 224 p. ;
Number of pages
224

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22744922M
Internet Archive
irobot00asim_0
ISBN 10
0553803700
ISBN 13
9780553803709
LCCN
2003069139
OCLC/WorldCat
964417754
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0553803700
Google
QEhWPgAACAAJ
Library Thing
5196084
Goodreads
41804

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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