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I, Robot Hardcover – 1 Nov 1991


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning (1 Nov. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812439252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812439250
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,672,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An exciting science thriller…’ New York Times

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About the Author

Isaac Asimov was the author of nearly five hundred books. He wrote crime and nonfiction as well as SF. He died in 1992, aged 72 years.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N.C.Harrison on 16 April 2014
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I read this in my early 20is and thought they were great and deeply intense stories. Now at mid 60s the stories are still good but I've also grown up. Recommend reading for anybody interested in Si-Fi as Asimov was very influential in the way people thought about the future. I love the reference to 2010 etc as if we would have conquered the Universe by then.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jimbo on 28 April 2014
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I Robot was first published in 1950 yet remains a fresh and thought provoking work. At its core, as any Asimov fan will know, are 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 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.

The nine thematically linked tales that make up this work all deal in some way with these laws and the problems inherent in trying to apply absolutes to artificial yet sentient beings.
What makes this a great work rather than merely an entertaining one is that by examining the issue of robotics Asimov explores a series of existential issues, forcing us to questions exactly what it means to be human.

There is as much philosophy in I Robot as science fiction making it a compelling read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By joan kay on 7 July 2014
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This is a classic book of short stories about robots
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. W. Halligan on 24 April 2014
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This book is superb but the film has nothing to do with it beyond the title, read the book - forget the film.
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By D. C. Raithby on 21 July 2014
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Written a long time ago but still engaging. Asimov as always is enthralling
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