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I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
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I, Robot (1950)

by Isaac Asimov

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Nothing like the movie (which was excellent), but still a fantastic read. Any sci-fi fan should have this on their shelf. ( )
  yrthegood1staken | Feb 28, 2017 |
A classic that continues to earn it! Well worth the read as it has timeless qualities even in 2017. ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2017 |
A good introduction to the 3 laws of robotics/ (I think this was the first book to use them.) It's not a novel - just an inter-related series of short stories.
Asimov added some other robot stories later on, seek them out if you like this one. ( )
  CarolJMO | Dec 12, 2016 |
cool, but typical Asimov humanism ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
It was interesting how you can bend rules. Although the robots had 3 rules that could send them into a repetitive action it could be over-ruled by any danger to themself, to a human or a command.
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  Brinlie.Jill.Searle | Nov 22, 2016 |
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Isaac Asimovprimary authorall editionscalculated
Berkey, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cartier, EddCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Serra, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Youll, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To John W. Campbell, Jr., who godfathered the robots
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Robbie:
"Ninety-eight — ninety-nine — one hundred."
Runaround:
It was one of Gregory Powell's favorite platitudes that nothing was to be gained from excitement, so when Mike Donovan came leaping down the stairs toward him, red hair matted with perspiration, Powell frowned.
Reason:
Half a year later, the boys had changed their minds.
Catch That Rabbit:
The vacation was longer than two weeks.
Liar!
Alfred Lanning lit his cigar carefully, but the tips of his fingers were trembling slightly.
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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 the 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.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553294385, Mass Market Paperback)

In this collection, one of the great classics of science fiction, Asimov set out the principles of robot behavior that we know as the Three Laws of Robotics. Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with Asimov's trademark dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction.

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In this collection, one of the great classics of science fiction, Asimov set out the principles of robot behavior that we know as the Three Laws of Robotics. Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with Asimov's trademark dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction.… (more)

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