Odyssey (Isaac Asimov's Robot City #1)
A man without memory, stranded on an icy asteroid. His only chance for survival is locked within a band of mining robots who are dutifully searching the surface for a mysterious object known as the Key to Perihelion.
His name is Derec. His journey will take him to a city different from any he has ever known. A fantastic metropolis beyond his dreams: Robot City.
I inherited the first three books of the series when I got married, and both my husband and I had assumed that these were actually by Isaac Asimov. NOT SO. Asimov writes the intros, and the stories are very, very loosely set in his universe, but that's it. I was still prepared to enjoy the series...until I realized the quality was terrible.
In all fairness to the authors, a lot of the f ...more
Me es complicado reseñar este libro, ya que ADORO la ficción, pero tengo un pequeño problema con algunos de sus géneros: Denme un libro con 10 razas de dragones y seré capaz de describir con gran detalle cada tipo, denme 2 tipos de robot y seré incapaz de distinguirlos.
Odisea es el primer libro de una saga ambientada en el mundo creado por Isaac Asimov (y el tipo de robot que él creo). Por lo que indiqué antes comprenderán que fue extremadamente difícil para mí lograr seguir la hist ...more
A man, who goes by the name of Derec, which is found on the front of his shirt, wakes up on an asteroid with severe amnesia. He has no idea who he is, where he's from, where he was going, who his family is, what planet he's from, what his work is, etc. All he knows is that he's surrounded by robots. Ma ...more
¿Qué os encontraréis? Pues misterio y mucha, mucha acción. Los problemas de Derec se solapan en su particular odisea, apenas ha conseguido salir de uno ya tiene que pensar en cómo salir vivo del siguiente. Por fortuna no estará solo ya que nos ...more
ésta es la primer obra en una serie de un aproximado de 10 novelas referidas en el mundo creado por Isaac Asimov y sus leyes de la robótica, Michael P. es el qué abre el telón con la primer novela y por lo tanto o al menos así lo pienso yo, es obvio qué sea una novela extremadamente lenta e introductoria, llevas 70 páginas y el protagonista sigue sin saber donde está, como se llama, qué hace y todo lo nuevo qué descubre es misterio tras misterio tras misterios t ...more
As far as the story, it was very interesting. A bit dragged out, I'm honestly not sure if I can handle this amnesia story all the way throug ...more
- Some plot points that genuinely revolve around robots and the Laws
- Gripping pace
- Places from the original Asimov universe. I though this would be a fresh start using the Laws elsewhere
- Nice realistic touches of current computer tech that are not dumbed down
The bad (spoilerish, beware):
- Not one, not two, not three, but four alien races! broke my suspension of disbelief.
- The series of adventures seem a bit of an excuse on top of the McGuffin. I would have liked more discussion of t ...more
Following Darec along as he tries to discover what has happened to himself was a lot of fun.
It was a very quick read and I highly recommend it to anyone that loves Asimov's universe.
Isaac Asimov introduces the series telling us that he has set down guidelines for it. I'm happy to find that this book does follow in the great tradition of robot stories that he began.
For some unknown reason I was reminded of the Perry Rhodan (?) books I read over 40 years ago. Now I'm not saying it's as "Space Opera" as they were but for some reason they sprang to mind. Will know more after the next "episode".
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 ...more