I, Robot

I, Robot


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Isaac Asimov's I, Robot launches readers on an adventure into a not-so-distant future where man and machine , struggle to redefinelife, love, and consciousness—and where the stakes are nothing less than survival. Filled with unforgettable characters, mind-bending speculation, and nonstop action, I, Robot is a powerful reading experience from one of the master storytellers of our time.


They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey hitman orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on perhaps its greatest adventure: the invention of the first positronic man. It was a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities—and unforeseen risks. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren't content that their creations should ' remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient worker-machines. And soon the robots themselves; aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren't either.

As humans and robots struggle to survive together—and sometimes against each other—on earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. Human men and women confront robots gone mad, telepathic robots, robot politicians, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world. And both are asking the same questions: What is human? And is humanity obsolete?

In l, Robot Isaac Asimov changes forever our perception of robots, and human beings and updates the timeless myth of man's dream to play god. with all its rewards—and terrors.
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Title:I, Robot
Edition Language:English
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    I, Robot Reviews

  • Lisa

    A Brief History Of Robo Sapiens In Nine Sequences “Why … WHY does something invariably go wrong with them?”“Because”, said Powell somberly, “we are accursed. Let’s go!” Asimov’s col...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    (539 From 1001 Books) - I, Robot (Robot #0.1), Isaac AsimovI, Robot is a fix up of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories originally appeared in the Ameri...

  • ?ntellecta

    The book consists of futuristic robot short stories recounted by Susan Calvin (robot psychologist) in retrospect. Even though the reader could read the short stories quite well, they unfortunately don...

  • Matthew

    First LawA robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.Until I started reading this book, I did not know it is a series of short stories. I have always...

  • Kevin

    Isaac Asimov's books were far from the normal trash novels you might buy for a 2 day read. Within anything he has written, he tries to spell out lessons in psychology.How would we react to Robots once...

  • Evgeny

    This short story anthology has a lot of stories in common with Robot Visions which I read earlier. In fact there are only two ones in the former absent in the latter: Catch That Rabbit and Escape! I r...

  • Sidharth Vardhan

    "If one and a half chickens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days, how many eggs will nine chickens lays in nine days?" This is incredible, the best of all science fiction I have read yet....

  • Paul Bryant

    Unredacted transcript of the meeting between Dr Susan Calvin, Head Psychologist, United States Robots, and Dr Peter Bogert, Managing Director, United States Robots obtained by Wikileaks from undisclos...

  • Merphy Napier

    4.5 starsI LOVED this book so much. I honestly just want more of this. This concept was brilliant and the different situations and solutions that this author created were incredible. I'm so excited to...

  • Baba

    Robot #0.1: Asimov had got published 9 short stories (in magazines) set in the same 'Robot' reality over the last decade before putting them all together in this groundbreaking book. Key robotpsycholo...