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Author: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0575601523
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Pages 512 pages
Publisher Gollancz; New Ed edition (February 1997)
Language English
Category: Fantasy
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by Isaac Asimov

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Stories Introduction: The Robot Chronicles What is a robot? .

Stories Introduction: The Robot Chronicles What is a robot? We might define it most briefly and comprehensively as an artificial object that resembles a human being. In this book, Victor Frankenstein, an anatomist, collects fragments of freshly dead bodies and, by the use of new scientific discoveries (not specified in the book), brings the whole to life, creating something that is referred to only as the "Monster" in the book. In the movie, the life principle was electricity.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From Isaac Asimov, the Hugo Award-winning Grand Master of Science Fiction, comes five decades of robot visions: thirty-four landmark stories and essays-including three rare tales-gathered together in one volume. Meet all of Asimov’s most famous creations including: Robbie.

Robot Visions (1990) is a collection of science fiction short stories and factual essays by Isaac Asimov. Many of the stories are reprinted from other Asimov collections, particularly I, Robot and The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories. It also includes the title story, "Robot Visions" (written specifically for this collection), which combines Asimov's motifs of robots and of time travel. It is the companion book to Robot Dreams.

Robot Visions - Isaac Asimov Robot Visions - Isaac Asimov. No one used the word robot, however, until 1920 (the year, coincidentally, in which I was born).

Robot Visions - Isaac Asimov. The medieval robot-story that is most familiar to us today is that of Rabbi Loew of sixteenth-century Prague. He is supposed to have formed an artificial human being-a robot-out of clay, just as God had formed Adam out of clay. Robot Visions - Isaac Asimov. In that year, a Czech playwright, Karel Capek, wrote the play . about an Englishman, Rossum, who manufactured artificial human beings in quantity.

From Isaac Asimov, the writer whose name is synonymous with robots and the science of robotics, are five decades of robot visions gathered together in one volume. These 36 landmark short stories and essays include three never before colleccted stories: " Too Bad," "Chritmas Without Rodney" and "Robot Visions," which was created specifically for this book. From Isaac Asimov, the writer whose name is synonymous with robots and the science of robotics, are five decades of robot visions gathered together in one volume.

Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, 1920. Asimov also wrote a series of robot books that included I, Robot, and eventually he tied the two series together. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. Asimov became a naturalized . citizen at the age of eight. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book of 1995, I. Asimov.

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Spanning Asimov's fifty-year career, this collection of eighteen stories and essays offers a visionary study of humankind's future relationship with robots, including both classic and original pieces, all based on Asimov's three laws of robotics
Great short stories as only Isaac can whoop them out. Of course, you MUST read all the books from the foundation series, as well as the "Empire" books. Those all go together though not intended to be that way when he began the first book. There's 15 all together, I think. But it's a journey that will blow you away. Just google search "what order do I read Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Empire series of books." You'll get lists from several people. Make sure not to start with The Foundation series. Anyway, once you've read those 15 or so books, start on this, and Robot Dreams as well. I can't believe I'm gonna do this for you, but what the heck. Here's the order, all 15 books comprising some 2.5 MILLION words!!! 1)The Complete Robot 2) The Caves of Steel 3)The Naked Sun 4)The Robots of Dawn 5)Robots and Empire 6)The Currents of Space 7)The Stars Like Dust 8)Pebble in the Sky 9)Prelude to Foundation 10)Forward The Foundation (No matter what you hear, this is the slot to read this book) 11)Foundation 12)Foundation and Empire 13)Second Foundation 14)Foundation's Edge 15)Foundation and Earth Well, there you go. I want to warn you, this is as good as it gets. You will never read another sci-fi series as good as the 15 books I've listed above, so enjoy, relish it, savor every word. When you're done, you can read the rest of his works for dessert. Hope this helped. As you read, you will see how much stuff was "stolen" from him, especially little details like "hyperspace" and of course Robot stuff. Keep in mind he wrote much or most of this way back in the 1940's and 50's then shake your head in disbelief. Isaac is THE man.
In this book, a collection of short stories about robots, Asimov points out the direction in which robotics might move in the future, which has become our present--a present some of which he lived long enough to witness. A good bit of the writing is dated, but then it would have to be given how long ago it was written and the state-of-the-art at that time. Nonetheless, Asimov points out the directions in which robotics (his own invented term,) might move as the state-of-the-art progresses.
We live in an era in which robots serve many of the functions that used to be taken by humans performing the most menial tasks. As time progresses, we might see the role of robots increasing in our lives , a role which the author foresees and predicts as a near certainty.
The style is old fashioned, which I could relate to, having been an Amazing Story and other sci-fi/fantasy magazine fan from my teen years back in the 60s. Probably not every story is first-person, and I really don't recall how much violence was in the collection. What counts in my opinion is the quality of the story, not graphic gore. Altho I didn't love every story in the collection, Asimov was for sure a good story teller. I learned more about the author than I knew before, and I enjoyed his sense of humor.
The great basis for explaining the Frankenstien Comples that is the human mindset.
No other author before or since has done such an excellent job of laying out the mental challenges that face humanity as computers move from simple math machines, to sorting, to deduction, to actual intelligence, to the final awareness known as sentience.
" The first truly alien intelligence we will encounter is the one we build ourselves".
This is more a complimentary book to I-robot than a stand alone collection. If you have not read I-robot, you should get that as well, as the two books are best consumed together and in close proximity to each other so that the differences between the two can be compared.

The book also includes some of Asimov's excellent non-fiction on the subject of robots, including his foundational theories about THE THREE LAWS.

If you like robots and you've not read this book, you owe it to yourself to get a copy. Asimov is the grandfather of modern science fiction when it comes to all things robotic, and this book is a fantastic place to dig into the wealth of Asimov's imagination on that topic.
Bought this book to add to the Asimov Books already read----half finished this book and it is a very good collection---easy read---

if you like Robot books the following may be of interest to you,

****Issac Asimov -
****The Robot Books
Asimov had a sugested reading sequence HE published in Prelude to Foundation --- for all the books he had written on robots
---am listing that here - they were not written in sequence as you see.

The Complete Robot - 1982
The Caves of Steel - 1954
The Naked Sun - 1957
The Robots of Dawn -1983
Robots and Empire - 1985
The Currents of Space - 1952
The Stars, Like Dust - 1951
Pebble in the Sky - 1950
Prelude to Foundation - 1988
Foundation - 1951
Foundation and Empire - 1952
Second Foundation - 1953
Foundation's Edge - 1982
Foundation Earth - 1983

peace and love----
It's ASIMOV! I can't remember anything he wrote that wasn't brilliant. How wonderful to curl up with a lovely book about many different settings & persons. I didn't realize how much I missed reading a GOOD book with no terrorists, zombies, blatant sex (sure, I love sex like anybody else, but not as a required set-up. ) or any other 'usual' forgettable crap.
Grew up reading Asimov which probably influenced my career choice of electronic engineering. If you are looking for an intelligent collection of stories with a little twist and humor, this is a book for you.