The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to Book 1 of 4 in the Asimov's Robot Series. Compre o livro I, Robot na echecs16.info: confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e I, Robot (The Robot Series Book 1) (English Edition) e mais milhares de. In , Asimov gathered the stories into a book that he wanted to call Mind and Iron. (The publisher prevailed with I, ROBOT.) The collection has enjoyed great.
|Language:||English, Spanish, Japanese|
|Genre:||Politics & Laws|
|ePub File Size:||21.75 MB|
|PDF File Size:||14.21 MB|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Register to download]|
I, Robot is a fixup novel of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between and and were then compiled into a book for stand-alone. I LOOKED AT MY NOTES AND I DIDN'T LIKE THEM. I'd spent three days at U. S. Robots and might as well have spent them at home with the Encyclopedia. I, Robot book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
A prototype, humanoid in appearance, he was created to interact with people. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. I, Robot Reichert 3. Susan Calvin. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about To Preserve , please sign up.
Pity it was never published in paperback. Anyone know if it will be?
See 1 question about To Preserve…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Although I had known that Asimov's "I, Robot" series was being expanded, I'd quite forgotten about it, so it was a pleasant surprise to find Mickey Zucker Reichert as the chosen author.
I might have missed the first two, but I'll be looking out for them now. This is a prequel trilogy, following Susan Calvin, well-known to Asimov's readers as the positronic robots' robopsychologist.
Although currently a third-year medical resident, she knows that the Three Laws of Robotics cannot be evaded, alte Although I had known that Asimov's "I, Robot" series was being expanded, I'd quite forgotten about it, so it was a pleasant surprise to find Mickey Zucker Reichert as the chosen author. Although currently a third-year medical resident, she knows that the Three Laws of Robotics cannot be evaded, altered or removed, but can there be any other explanation for a robot being found holding the murder weapon literally seconds after a leading scientist is bludgeoned to death?
If US Robotics is to survive, if this wonderful, life-altering technology is not to be lost, she must be able to convince both the police and the public that the new positronic robots are not only useful to the military but also completely safe for the general public. Mar 01, Sara Gabai rated it it was amazing. At last, I read the third book. It is pretty good, and really shows how SC became what we know from Asimov's later books. Feb 05, Horia Ursu rated it liked it Shelves: A bit repetitive, too full of coincidences and implausible relationships between the characters.
A fast read, despite all that. As much as I liked the first book, the second and third of the series were a bit of a let down. This is the last third of the trilogy. Not a bad way to end the series with the hope of one day having robots in every home. Jul 03, Urs rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Great conclusion to the prequel trilogy. I took one star off because I figured out who the bad guy was almost immediately when he entered the scene. It was just too easy. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the series. Aug 06, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: This is that story where I kept waiting and waiting for the plot to take off, but it doesn't. The 3rd installment in the iRobot or I, Robot series involves the most obvious and lazy plot "twist" imaginable.
Almost perfect I loved the first two books in this series, this one floundered a little and the ending was much too obvious. Disappointing in that it also turned into a bit too much of an action movie type plot.
Only sci fi because there are robot characters The action sequences were confusing and the story seemed poorly thought out. The hospital details were very good and there were some good passages so I still finished it but I found many aspects frustrating to get through. Sep 03, Ranette rated it liked it Shelves: I am so disappointed in the third part of this robot story.
The next part talks about her sex life, ridiculous in this type of book.
What a bore. Jul 09, George rated it it was amazing. I wondered how Reicher's Calvin was going to turn into Asimov's Calvin. This tracks the evolution convincingly, at least to me. Not to say that I like it. But it works. Feb 25, Sandy Kemp rated it liked it.
A tiny bit predictable. But good fun. Mar 18, Kathy Sebesta rated it liked it. I guess Susan Calvin had good reason to turn into a robot. Unhappily, with so much foreshadowing the zinger was obvious quite early on.
Not a bad conclusion to the series, but she's no Isaac Asimov. I, Robot: Susan is convinced that Nate could not have done this crime but proving that he is inn I, Robot: Susan is convinced that Nate could not have done this crime but proving that he is innocent is not going to be easy.
The Three Laws of Robotics prevent Nate from being capable of harming a human being. But Nate has no memory of that time and the political climate is not robot friendly. The details of the criminal investigation are confusing at times but by the end of the book I got the impression that political events limit United States Robots and Mechanical Men, Inc.
This book gets a solid 4. Feb 08, Maggie Gordon rated it it was ok Shelves: I have enjoyed the Calvin trilogy thus far and been okay with the changes made to canon given how technology has changed in the intervening decades. However, I just could not connect with this final book. Right at the start of the novel, Susan meets a stranger who she falls in love with quite quickly. Given what we know about Susan's character, this felt out of character for her.
She's been traumatized and has had everyone she's loved ripped away from her already. Given the fact that she isolate I have enjoyed the Calvin trilogy thus far and been okay with the changes made to canon given how technology has changed in the intervening decades.
Given the fact that she isolated herself from her remaining friends, it seemed unlikely that she would be so quick to consort with a new person. However, my biggest problem with this book was that it unsuccessfully mirrors one of the strongest Calvin stories: Liar, Liar.
In To Preserve, there is a lot of conversation about how could Susan's new beau couldn't possibly love her given her plainness and his incredible handsomeness.
Susan was rightfully put out by these comments, and pushed her friends away for making them. In Liar, Liar, a robot leads Susan to believe that one of her coworkers is attracted to her.
It makes sense in context for a lonely woman who has denied herself personal relationships to be led astray by a being that she believes can't possibly lie.
To see her realise what has happened and watch her hopes be dashed is heart wrenching. In To Preserve, however, this emotional heartache feels too unearned. Younger Susan is brilliant and not entirely separated from other people. People respect her and she interacts with people, at the very least, on the job. Older Susan seems much more isolated in comparison, and Liar, Liar says a lot about the choices she's made throughout her life.
At least three of the short stories from I, Robot have been adapted for television. Two short stories from the collection were made into episodes of Out of the Unknown: Both the original and revival series of The Outer Limits include episodes named "I, Robot"; however, both are adaptations of the Earl and Otto Binder story of that name and are unconnected with Asimov's work.
In the late s, Warner Brothers acquired the option to make a film based on the book, but no screenplay was ever accepted. The most notable attempt was one by Harlan Ellison , who collaborated with Asimov himself to create a version which captured the spirit of the original.
Asimov is quoted as saying that this screenplay would lead to "the first really adult, complex, worthwhile science fiction movie ever made. Ellison's script builds a framework around Asimov's short stories that involves a reporter named Robert Bratenahl tracking down information about Susan Calvin's alleged former lover Stephen Byerly.
Asimov's stories are presented as flashbacks that differ from the originals in their stronger emphasis on Calvin's character.
Ellison placed Calvin into stories in which she did not originally appear and fleshed out her character's role in ones where she did. In constructing the script as a series of flashbacks that focused on character development rather than action, Ellison used the film Citizen Kane as a model.
Although acclaimed by critics, the screenplay is generally considered to have been unfilmable based upon the technology and average film budgets of the time. However, the plot of the movie is mostly original work adapted from a screenplay Hardwired by Jeff Vintar completely unlinked to Asimov's stories  and has been compared to Asimov's The Caves of Steel , which revolves around the murder of a roboticist although the rest of the film's plot is not based on that novel or other works by Asimov.
Unlike the books by Asimov, the movie featured hordes of killer robots. Mickey Zucker Reichert was asked to write three  prequels of I, Robot by Asimov's estate, because she is a science fiction writer with a medical degree.
She first met Asimov when she was 23, although she did not know him well. In The Saturday Evening Post said that I, Robot' s Three Laws "revolutionized the science fiction genre and made robots far more interesting than they ever had been before. One example of this is in the technology industry. The name of the real-life modem manufacturer named U. Robotics was directly inspired by I, Robot. The name is taken from the name of a robot manufacturer "United States Robots and Mechanical Men" that appears throughout Asimov's robot short stories.
An episode of the original Star Trek series, " I, Mudd " which depicts a planet of androids in need of humans references "I, Robot. The Next Generation episode, " I, Borg " , in which Geordi La Forge befriends a lost member of the Borg collective and teaches it a sense of individuality and free will. In Aliens , a movie, the synthetic person Bishop paraphrases the first law in the line: The title of the episode " I, Roommate " is a spoof on I, Robot although the plot of the episode has little to do with the original stories.
Leela once told Bender to "cover his ears" so that he would not hear the robot-destroying paradox which she used to destroy Robot Santa he punishes the bad, he kills people, killing is bad, therefore he must punish himself , causing a total breakdown; additionally, Bender has stated that he is Three Laws Safe. The positronic brain , which Asimov named his robots' central processors, is what powers Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation , as well as other Soong type androids.
Positronic brains have been referenced in a number of other television shows including Doctor Who , Once Upon a Time Stories of the Future Present.
He has also said, "If I return to this theme, it will be with a story about uplifted cheese sandwiches, called 'I, Rarebit.
Other cultural references to the book are less directly related to science fiction and technology. In its original conception, the album was to follow the themes and concepts presented in the short story collection. The Alan Parsons Project were not able to obtain the rights in spite of Asimov's enthusiasm; he had already assigned the rights elsewhere. Thus, the album's concept was altered slightly although the name was kept minus comma to avoid copyright infringement.
The album, I, Human , by Singaporean band Deus Ex Machina draws heavily upon Asimov's principles on robotics and applies it to the concept of cloning. The Indian science fiction film Endhiran , released in , refers to Asimov's three laws for artificial intelligence for the fictional character Chitti: The Robot.
When a scientist takes in the robot for evaluation, the panel enquires whether the robot was built using the Three Laws of Robotics. The theme for Burning Man was "I, Robot". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see I, Robot disambiguation. Main article: I, Robot film. See also: I, Robot video game. The Three Laws of Robotics in popular culture. Galaxy Science Fiction. Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
In Asimov's Science Fiction , May Screenwriter's Utopia.
Christopher Wehner. Archived from the original on August 31, Retrieved July 30,