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Sogni di robot (Robot 0.4)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  7,448 Ratings  ·  218 Reviews
In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Isaac Asimov - science writer, historian, and futurist - accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics as chronicled in such popular books as I, Robot; Robots and Empir ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 1990 by Interno Giallo (first published 1986)
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J.L.   Sutton
May 09, 2016 J.L. Sutton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Isaac Asimov’s Robot Dreams is a wonderful collection of short stories from one of the most influential writers of science fiction. Many of Asimov’s stories are deceptively simple; even though they’re not all actually tied together by theme (despite the title), they have a cumulative power. I found myself reading one after the other and becoming more engrossed in each successive story. It doesn’t feel like Asimov builds worlds. Rather, in the way he focuses on scientists, corporations and bureau ...more
مجموعه داستان علمی تخیلی از ایزاک آسیموف.
بيشتر داستان ها، فقط گسترش يه ايده ى فلسفى يا علمى تخيلى بودن، و پيرنگ جذابى نداشتن. به خاطر همين، وقتى اون ايده ى اصلى جذاب بود، داستان هم جذاب بود؛ و وقتى اون ايده به اندازه كافى جذاب نبود، داستان هم ضعيف بود.

داستان "آخرين سؤال" هم به طرز ابلهانه اى، فقط يك پنجمش ترجمه شده بود. نمى دونم مترجم چى فكر كرده واقعاً؟
Ahmad Sharabiani
Robot Dreams, Isaac Asimov
عنوان: رویای رباتها؛ نویسنده: آیزاک (ایزاک) آسیموف؛ مترجم: حسن اصغری؛ تهران، شقایق، 1373؛ در 398 ص، مصور؛ فروست: داستانهای علمی و خیال انگیز؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 م
داستانهای آسیموف همیشه در کنار دستم بود، هرگاه خسته میشدم از نوشتن « اد وان تو کانتر »؛ یکی را برمیداشتم و در دنیای خیال انگیزرباتها گام میزدم گاه هم پناه میبردم، نمیدانم چطور شد که نسل این کتابهای خوب منقرض شد، از هر کس میپرسیدم میگفت خوانده است؛ مجموعه ی امپراتوری رباتها را چندین با
Mar 03, 2009 Lloyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1980s
While reading these stories, I wouldn't have discribed them as breathtaking... Looking back though, after having read the whole book: There's just something about them.

I know stories like "The Ugly Little Boy" and "Lest We Rememeber" will stick with me for a long time to come and the story "Hostess", I think, will actually end up inspiring what I'm writing now...

There's just something about Asimov. You guys will know what I mean. Though you can't put your finger on it at times, sometimes author
Sep 03, 2013 Sesana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title implies that many or most of the stories in this collection will be about robots. Not so. Most of them aren't, in fact. Instead, it's a much wider spectrum of Asimov's science fiction writing. Usually, collections of short stories are mixed. Some are better than others, and some just aren't worth reading. That just isn't the case here. There wasn't a single story that I felt like skipping at any point. True, some of them were standouts, even in a uniformly good collection. Absolutely w ...more
Danial Behzadi
کتابی خوب با ترجمهای بد.. واقعاً احساس میکنم بعضی داستانها مثل میزبان یا آخرین سوال، توی فرایند ترجمه از بین رفتند.. در مورد چندتا از داستانهای کتاب توضیح جدایی نوشتم که میتونید در صفحهاش بخونید. ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Apr 17, 2015 Daniel Kukwa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-sf-fantasy
If you have not read a single word penned by Issac Asimov (and if you consider yourself a fan of science fiction...that would be scandalous), then this is the work to start with. It's a primer on everything that is wonderful & extraordinary about Asmiov's writing: his remarkable view of the future, his fluid prose, his unshakable faith in mankind...both as a race, and as individuals. Reading these stories is a constant reminder of just how much the genre owes to his genius, whether it be the ...more
Apr 30, 2015 Banner rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Asimov is at home in the novel or the short story. This is an enjoyable collection of stories that deal with A.I. as reflected in robots or computers. (Not all stories have robots which is a little misleading from the cover and title, but hey you can't judge a book by it's.....). The first story deals with a theme of which Asimov is the master storyteller of, i.e. robot mysteries. Very cool story. Another favorite, dealt with retired a.i. cars and their caretaker.

Also several reviews mention, "
Dave Packard
Fun short stories, but a bit dated. Hard to read some of the computer and robot stories.
Christian Scala
Feb 25, 2016 Christian Scala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantascienza
Sogni di robot, in originale "Robot Dreams", è un'antologia di racconti di fantascienza del 1986 dello scrittore statunitense Isaac Asimov. Contiene racconti già presenti in altre sue antologie (come Io, Robot, Tutti i miei robot) e il racconto omonimo inedito, che dà il nome alla raccolta. L'opera è illustrata da Ralph McQuarry, che ha curato anche la copertina, reinterpretando il quadro Avvampante giugno di Frederic Lord Leighton.

I racconti inseriti in questa raccolta sono:

Il piccolo robot per
Pochi robot, pochissimi sogni e molta noia.

Prima o poi doveva accadere: fine del mio fortunato idillio con Asimov. Sogni di robot è una raccolta di racconti che non mantiene innanzitutto la promessa del suo titolo: i racconti sui robot sono la minoranza, a fronte di una larga maggioranza di racconti sparsi che, lungi dall'essere onirici o visionari, sono caratterizzati esclusivamente dal rigore (fanta)scientifico che contraddistingue l'opera asimoviana. Se poi si considera che i racconti che inn
Giacomo Boccardo
Feb 04, 2012 Giacomo Boccardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nonostante il titolo e la quarta di copertina, sono davvero pochi i racconti che vedono coinvolti dei robot, diversamente dall'altra antologia "Tutti i Miei Robot". Ma ciò non pregiudica la qualità degli stessi, alcuni dei quali sono davvero dei piccoli capolavori della fantascienza e lasciano proprio a mente aperta.

Due dei più affascinanti sono legati da titoli complementari: "L'Ultima Domanda" e "L'Ultima Risposta". Pur avendo come argomento comune l'interazione tra l'uomo e il divino, hanno t
Ismael Galvan
Nov 29, 2013 Ismael Galvan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first introduction to the father of robotics, Isaac Asimov. I grabbed his book because I had already bought all the Ray Bradbury next to it.

The first thing that hit me was Asimov's clipped writing style. I kept feeling like there was something missing. He always gave me just a little less description, dialogue, and explanation than I require to fill in a story. This wasn't due to any lack of the writer's ability. It is a technique that makes him sound like a computer, or what a compu
Apr 17, 2016 Hector rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una ve más, Asimov me demuestra que es el maestro supremo de la Sci-Fi. Si bien hay autores que le superan en subgéneros más especificos, es éste autor el máximo exponente del futurismo y esa extraña mezcla entre psicología, antropología y ciencia ficción. Asimov no sólo analiza en sus cuentos la tecnología (muy factibles e incluso ya realizadas) que traerá el paso del tiempo, sino que también analiza el uso que se le dará a esta, y la influencia que tendrá sobre la sociedad que la alcance. Así ...more
Nov 11, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is for the eponymous short story Robot Dreams found in the book Robot Dreams (Robot 0.4) by Isaac Asimov. For my reviews of his other robot short stories, please see any of my previous reviews for his earlier books: 0.1, 0.2, 0.3

Robot Dreams stars Susan Calvin in her role as boss-of-underling where she is berating an underling for using a new fractal type of mathematics in order to create a new type of positronic brain. She has her underling convinced that she - the underling is also
Apr 26, 2008 ttrygve rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(This review is equally applicable to both Robot Dreams and Robot Visions, so I'm copying this review for both of them.)

In all honesty & fairness, I didn't read all of this book. Unfortunately I went into this book knowing it was a collection of short stories, but not realizing that only a fraction of them were actually part of the same fictional universe that Asimov's Robot Series (and Empire and Foundation series) took place in (which was my reason for wanting to read the book to begin w
Apr 21, 2010 Arithmomaniac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All short-story and sci-fi fans
This book is the definitive "best of" collection of Asimov's short stories. Some involve robots, others the Multivac supercomputer. Some are funny and some are slightly creepy. Some span the universe and death itself, others just murder cases. All of them demonstrate Asimov's mastery of making ideas - great and small - relevant and entertaining.

The introduction to the book is Asimov's reflections on the long-lasting appeal (and hit-or-miss accuracy) of his stories. Save it until after you have r
Jul 07, 2009 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-f
It's been a long time, but this is the book that first turned me on to Asimov as a young pup. I've had a thing for robots for as long as I can remember and just loved the cover of this book. And then loved the contents.
Nov 28, 2011 Abbycat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jeridel Banks
Loved it! Has everything a sci-fi nerd could ask for. The only thing that cost Asimov a star was the prose. "Elaborately locked"? Seriously?
Carly Kirk
Feb 20, 2016 Carly Kirk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved Asimov's short stories since I was a kid and these stand the test of time (for me) and there were even one or two that I hadn't read before.
Kat  Hooper
Sep 07, 2015 Kat Hooper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
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Martin Hernandez
"Sueños de Robot" es una colección de 21 cuentos cortos de Isaac ASIMOV . La mayoría ya habían sido publicados en otras colecciones, excepto la historia 'Sueños de Robot' que fue escrita explícitamente para esta recopilación y narra el descubrimiento por la doctora Susan Calvin de un robot con perturbadores sueños. Muchas de las otras historias están inspiradas en conflictos entre los robots y las Tres Leyes de la Robótica de Asimov. Los cuentos son:
1. El pequeño robot perdido: El relato habla
Catherine Cole
Nov 09, 2016 Catherine Cole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very deep, philosophical stories on topics such as the meaning of life, the existence of God, the evolution of alternate fuels for space travel, evolution, and the importance of memory and mathematics. Other, lighter stories include alien interactions, envy, and even (accidental?) murder. For you fans of robotics, lots of stories star the ever-reliable super-computer Multivac.
Because of the period in history in which the stories were written (and perhaps the author's own experience) the few fema
Scott Lupo
Oct 28, 2016 Scott Lupo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
A compilation of short stories written by one of the all-time masters of sci-fi writing, Isaac Asimov. Nothing I can say that already hasn't been said about him and his work. It's fascinating to read about future technologies from the past. Sure, some of it is outdated but it's not just about the technology it's about the human condition as a result of it. It's why I love sci-fi. You can change the time, scene, advances in technology, etc. but the core of humanness stays the same: love, jealousy ...more
Tac Anderson
Nov 10, 2016 Tac Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading old Isaac Asimov. He was such a visionary author, that science - let alone sci-fi - owes him a great debt.
Merelyn B
Dec 28, 2016 Merelyn B rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the short stories, especially ‘The Last Question’, ‘The Billiard Ball’, ‘Does a Bee Care’, and ‘Lest We Remember’. I really enjoyed reading all the stories.
Jérémie Moenne Loccoz
Jan 18, 2017 Jérémie Moenne Loccoz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, usa
Isaac Asimov reste une valeur sûre pour moi. Ce recueil de nouvelles m'a une fois de plus prouvé, s'il en était encore besoin, que cet auteur disposait d'une imagination incroyable, de grands talents de conteurs et d'une verve littéraire délectable.
Certes toutes les nouvelles de l'ouvrage ne se valent pas et certaines dénotent un peu, mais l'ensemble reste cohérent tant pour le thème qu'en termes de qualité. Bien que commençant à dater un peu, ces récits sont encore très pertinents et agréables
Jan 13, 2017 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most of the stories were great, only one I found a little middling. Thought provoking pieces, ones that will make you smile and ones that end up where you would expect. Some might find his style dry, but I like Asimov and I enjoyed this set of short stories.
Richard Hurst
Sep 28, 2016 Richard Hurst rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As usual with Asimov, very thought provoking and in some case prescient stories.
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  • Mirage (Isaac Asimov's Robot Mystery, #1)
  • The Sentinel
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  • Perihelion (Isaac Asimov's Robot City, #6)
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  • Refuge (Isaac Asimov's Robot City, #5)
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  • Beginning Operations: A Sector General Omnibus (Sector General, #1-3)
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  • When the People Fell
  • Man-Kzin Wars 11 (Man-Kzin Wars, #11)
Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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“And it came to pass that AC learned how to reverse the direction of entropy. But there was now no man to whom AC might give the answer of the last question. No matter. The answer--by demonstration--would take care of that, too. For another timeless interval, AC thought how best to do this. Carefully, AC organized the program.
The consciousness of AC encompassed all of what had been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done.
And there was light--”
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