I, Robot

I, Robot

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Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy.


The classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre.


In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age.


Earth is ruled by master-machines but the Three Laws of Robotics have been designed to ensure humans maintain the upper hand:


1) A robot may not injure a human being or 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.


But what happens when a rogue robot's idea of what is good for society contravenes the Three Laws?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 240g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 000753227X
  • 9780007532278
  • 7,630

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`An exciting science thriller...'
New York Times


`Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age...It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov'
Carl Sagan


`Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction'
Daily Telegraph


`Asimov's career was one of the most formidable in science fiction'
The Times
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About Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Russia and was brought to the USA by his parents three years later. He grew up in Brooklyn and attended Columbia University. After a short spell in the army, he gained a doctorate and worked in academia and chemical research.


Asimov's career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the short story `Marooned Off Vesta'. Thereafter he became a regular contributor to the leading SF magazines of the day. Asimov wrote hundreds of short stories and novels, including the iconic I, Robot and Foundation. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once.


Apart from his world-famous science fiction, Asimov also wrote highly successful detective mystery stories, a four-volume History of North America, a two-volume Guide to the Bible, a biographical dictionary, encyclopaedias, and textbooks, as well as two volumes of autobiography.


Asimov died in 1992 at the age of 72.
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248,983 ratings
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4 39% (96,494)
3 16% (40,373)
2 2% (6,210)
1 1% (1,447)
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