This site contains reviews of all of isaac asimov's books and short fiction all of asimov's books are reviewed, even the ones i haven't read cover-to-cover (of which there are only four) reviews of his short fiction cover all of his anthologized science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries, and a few bits and pieces of unanthologized material. I, robot, a short story collection by isaac asimov, is most famous for coining the three laws of roboticsthroughout the ten loosely connected stories in this volume, some of the possible consequences of these laws are explored. I, robot is a fixup novel of science fiction short stories or essays by american writer isaac asimovthe 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. I, robot is the first major break-away from the robots-as-menace cliché asimov broke another genre cliché in this series by introducing a high-powered scientific thinker who was not male, susan calvin ( anatomy of wonder ii-49. Rated 1 out of 5 by homam_malkawi from i robot, isaac asimov i robot by isaac asimov is a collection of nine science fiction stories which deal with the relationships between humans and robots as one of asimov's earliest novels, it introduced the three laws of robotics that have set the standard for the use of robots in science fiction.
A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. I selected the end of eternity for this review but there was a big competition over which one of asimov's novels i should review i've been a studious pupil in the school of asimov's , so i could have review the robot or the foundation series and the galactic empire trilogy. 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. 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.
I, robot, isaac asimov i, robot is a fix up 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. Isaac asimov was born in petrovichi, russia, on january 2, 1920 his family emigrated to the united states in 1923 and settled in brooklyn, new york, where they owned and operated a candy store asimov became a naturalized us citizen at the age of eight. This book is a great collection of asimov's robot stories robot visions was intended to be a companion to robot dreams both collections have older stories with a few new ones written for the book. I robot is nothing like the film - it's a different story entirely robots and empire was even better and the ending was one that i'd have never predicted 2 silent ratings.
I, robot is one of the great fix-up books of the early years of science fiction book publishing (the other truly great one is ray bradbury's martian chronicles , although clifford d simak's city and ae van vogt's voyage of the space beagle are not far behind. I, robot (the robot series) by asimov, isaac and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. Asimov's writing is easy-to-read and believable, and strong enough to make me want to read another of his books, of which there are many to choose from you'll probably see another isaac asimov review on socialbookshelvescom in the future - in the meantime, grab yourself a copy of i, robot. The three laws appear as a frontispiece to asimov's [i, robot] published in 1950, which consists of nine short stories written between 1940 and 1950 which were linked by a framing device for the books publication. Not technically a novel, i, robot in fact collects the earliest of asimov's robot short stories and novellettes from the pages of (mostly) astounding, spanning the entire decade of the 40's with a framing device involving an interviewer who's researching the life of dr susan calvin and her.
I've decided to read all of isaac asimov's books, and having read the first one i, robot, i'm very glad i did sothis is his first book in his foundation series and is a set of short stories narrated by a robopsychologist called susan calvin. 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 givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first law. I'm amazed asimov started this book in the 1950's writing robbie as his first short-story what follows is a constant shower of amazing stories that keep getting better in i, robot, you get exposed to short stories that usually use similar characters and thus you get to know them.
I, robot (the robot series) [isaac asimov] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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 givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first law. Asimov's robot fictional stories are in five volumes - i, robot, the rest of the robots, the complete robot, robot dreams (remembering tomorrow) and robot visions the three laws of robotics are first articulated in i, robot by isaac asimov, and they quoted from the textbook, the handbook of robotics. Foundation would be excellent reading for a history class asimov's inspiration for the foundation series was gibbon's history of the decline and fall of the roman empire the book is packed with conflicting philosophies and big ideas, along with asimov's interpretation of how they play out in real life.
I robot is the first in the robot series by isaac asimov in this novel, asimov discusses the three laws of robotics and how they have influenced the development of robots over the years the novel begins with an interview by a reporter of susan calvin, a robopsychologist who specializes in making robots seem more human. Voyager classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy the classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre in these stories isaac asimov creates the three laws of robotics and ushers in the robot age. I, robot is a collection of 9 short stories concerning robots, written by isaac asimov and originally published as short stories from 1940 to 1950, according to wikipedia they're strung together with a loose framing device of a narrator interviewing dr susan calvin about the early days of robotics.
Reviewed by auggie moore - january 16, 2006 i, robot is a collection of short stories by the prolific writer, isaac asimov all the stories in this collection are unified by a common theme - mans interaction with intelligent robots and by the presence of susan calvin, a robot psychologist. I,robot by isaac asimov is the first book in the robot series i have found that this book is almost always labeled as a collection of short stories about robots read more. I, robot is a collection of asimov's early classic stories about robots in which he not only invented the term robotics but laid down the laws which transformed robots from creatures bent on destruction into valuable tools that would benefit modern civilisation.