I, Robot (Paperback)

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    Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades. He died, at the age of seventy-two, in April 1992.
    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.
    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. InI, 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-read 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.

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    ISBN 9780553382563
    Genre FICTION / Science Fiction / Short Stories
    Format Paperback
    Pages 224
    Publisher Date 2008-04-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Spectra
    Copyright Year 2008
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Language English
    Series Name The Robot
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Asimov, Isaac
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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