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Cover of: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
About the Book

The three laws of Robotics:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
  2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor, of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark. (From the Hardcover edition.)

37 editions First published in 1950

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1950, Gnome Press
I, robot
in English - 1st ed.
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1950, Doubleday
I, Robot
in English
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1950, Dennis Dobson
I, robot.
in English
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1950, Doubleday
I, robot
in English - [Book Club ed.]
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1950, Fawcett Publications
I, Robot.
in English
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1956, New American Library
I, robot
in English
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1963, Doubleday
I, robot
in English
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1963, Doubleday
I, Robot.
in English
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September 1, 1968, Voyager
I, Robot
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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1970, Fawcett Publications
I, Robot
in English
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1974, Dobson
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in English
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1974, Panther
I, Robot.
in English
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December 12, 1975, Fawcett
I Robot
in English
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1977, Fawcett Crest
I, Robot
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January 2, 1980, Fawcett
I Robot
in English
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May 12, 1981, Fawcett
I, Robot
in English
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November 12, 1983, Del Rey
I, Robot
Mass Market Paperback in English
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May 12, 1984, Del Rey
I, Robot
Mass Market Paperback in English
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August 12, 1985, Del Rey
I, Robot
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1986, Grafton
I, Robot
Hardcover
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November 1, 1991, Spectra
I, Robot
Mass Market Paperback in English - Mti edition
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April 8, 1993, Oxford University Press
I, Robot
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December 1, 1994, Aspect
I, Robot
in English
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1996, Voyager
I, Robot
in English
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October 1999, Tandem Library
I, Robot
School & Library Binding in English
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January 4, 1999, J'ai lu
I, robot
Paperback
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2000, Oxford University Press
I, robot
in English - 2nd. ed.
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April 27, 2004, I Books
I, Robot
Paperback in English
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2004, Bantam Books
I, robot
Hardcover in English - Bantam hardcover ed.
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2004, Random House Publishing Group
I, Robot
E-book in English
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2004, Bantam Books
I, robot
in English - Bantam hardcover ed.
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August 2, 2004, BBC Audiobooks
I, Robot
Audio CD
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2006, Mao tou ying chu ban she ke huan tui jin shi yan shi
Wo, ji qi ren =
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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April 29, 2008, Spectra
I, Robot
Paperback in English

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