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I, Robot
I Robot
Author: Isaac Asimov
Famous, classic sci-fy, much revered collection of robot stories. Hard to find copy.
ISBN: 52568
Pages: 192
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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doppelbock avatar reviewed I, Robot on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I am a little disappointed in myself that I hadn't read this book until now (since I have been reading sci-fi for 30 years). On its own it is very well written except for a few pieces of stilted dialogue. The characterization was amazing for a set of short stories and the stories tied together nicely.

As someone with a very analytical mind I loved how each story boiled down to figuring out how the Three Laws were interacting and causing unexpected behavior in the various robots. I really like the concept of robopsychology as a discipline but wonder if it could exist outside of a world with such strong restrictions placed on all robot brains.

The fact that these stories were written between 1940 and 1950 makes them all the more intriguing to me. I am impressed that Asimov wrote about hyperspace travel and elegantly wove it into a story.

If you saw the Will Smith movie of the same title but haven't read the book then do yourself a favor: read the book and pretend the movie had a different title since they have nothing in common but the Three Laws of Robotics. The movie was a simple murder mystery but the book is a rich history of a world that might have been.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good book to spent some sunny day reading. Just letting he mind go and enjoy its journey.
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A great read. Totally unlike the movie and better. Sets the themes and philosophies of Asimov's later work.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great collection of sci-fi stories!!
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The name Isaac Asimov says it all. This is a wonderful classic for your collection. I hate to give it up.


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