The Resource I, Robot

I, Robot

Label
I, Robot
Title
I, Robot
Statement of responsibility
Isaac Asimov
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart. "A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike."—The Guardian I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov's Robot series, forever changed the world's perception of artificial intelligence. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading 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 Asimov'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 formulated the laws governing robots' behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot 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. "Tremendously exciting and entertaining . . . Asimov dramatizes an interesting question: How can we live with machines that, generation by generation, grow more intelligent than their creators and not eventually clash with our own invention?"—The Chicago Tribune
Summary
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. 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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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013363
Cataloging source
DLC
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1920-1992
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Asimov, Isaac
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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  • 820
  • 820
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
I, Robot
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ab7d235-9d58-4180-8df3-57a4a60cd51e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553900330
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
I, Robot
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ab7d235-9d58-4180-8df3-57a4a60cd51e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553900330
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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