I, Robot

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Author(s): Isaac Asimov
Series: Robot Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100011137
Released: Jun 27, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739346273
Narrator/s: Scott Brick
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Here 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. 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.

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Author(s): Isaac Asimov
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Product Number EB00167989
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: #9780553900330

Professional reviews

"I, ROBOT is an unabridged narration of Isaac Asimov's short story collection, often counted among his best work. The stories are connected by discussions between "robo-psychologist" Susan Calvin (the main character in most of the stories) and a reporter who is putting together a profile of her career. In Scott Brick's capable hands, this classic piece of science fiction glows anew. From stories of the first rudimentary robots to stories of robots complicated enough to need a robo-psychologist, Brick reads with the enthusiasm and clarity that places him among the best narrators in audio. S.D. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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