Nice illustration section in center of book; interesting ideas, but not so worthy of the master's name. Interesting premise, but the writing is rather ho-hum.
Governors are the ultimate in robot evolution. Composed of six separate robots, each can single-handedly run an entire human city. Now they have begun to fail mysteriously. The last unit, MC Governor, realizes its own destruction is approaching. The 3rd Law of Robotics comes into effect: A robot must protect its own existence.
To save itself, MC Governor breaks itself down into six component robots and launches its parts into the remote past. But there's something MC Governor doesn't know--time travel causes a change in its molecular structure. If its pieces are not returned to their own time, they will explode in a nuclear inferno, destroying the fragile web of human history . . .
I read about half the book before calling it quits for good. I love the real Issaac Asimov stories.
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