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An exciting science thriller…’ New York Times
Isaac Asimov ushered in the Robot Age with these stories. Far removed from the metal monsters of pulp sf, his positronic robots gave him the scope to examine the minefield of human psychology by exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence.
When Earth is ruled by master-machines, when robots often seem more human than mankind, the Three Laws of Robotics ensure that humans remain superior and the robots are kept in their rightful place. But an insane telepathic robot results from a production error; a robot assembled in space logically deduces its superiority to non-rational humanity; and when machines serve mankind rather than individual humans, the machine's idea of what is good for society may itself contravene the sacred Three Laws.
These timeless stories from the Grand Master of science fiction provide a fascinating insight into how robot and humans might coexist. Asimov's questioning of definitions of humanity and human behaviour continues to capture the imagination in these brilliantly inventive and thought-provoking tales.
'Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction'
While rereading this book, I was struck at how prescient Asimov was concerning computers and the mysteries of their apparent anomalous behavior. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Charles Ashbacher
The cloth hardcover is nice. I like the contents too, but I guess that's somewhat more subjective.Published 2 months ago by Generic Name
The book arrived in perfect condition and on time, great book that I am using for my course studies at the open university.Published 14 months ago by Brian
decent book, this is the book you need if you're doing an OU degree on computing and your next module is robotics, miles cheaper than anywhere else i found it, and when it arrived... Read morePublished 15 months ago by John
Asimov is a sci-fi author with a long series of books all apparently this brilliant. This was a gift that was well liked.Published 17 months ago by Elle
This is a fantastic read, you have to love Asimov's work. However Amazon sent me a completely different cover to the one shown! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Manny Pearce
I do not read Pure Sci Fi books too often mainly Koontz/Herbert/King but, when told to get the Asimov series, I made the leap and found I could not put them down and ended up... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rue