April 29, 2008
April 29, 2008
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 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. 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. H ere 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 .
Dr. Susan Calvin is a 75-year-old Robopsychologyist retiring from U.S. Robots in the year 2057 when she is interviewed by a reporter from the Interplanetary Press. Her interview forms the narrative of this novel, covering her participation in the development of independent, sensible, and rational robots, ruled by the three entrenched laws of robotics, and the many lessons of her career that have led her to contend that robots are more human than people and that they are vital to human survival.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Short Stories
- Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Short Stories, Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Publisher: Spectra
- Pages: 224
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 29, 2008
- Author: Isaac Asimov
- Online Item #: 11336054
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4874
- ISBN: 9780553382563
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported