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Odyssey (Isaac Asimov's Robot City #1)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  1,164 ratings  ·  21 reviews

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.

Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 31st 1988 by Macdonald & Co (first published 1987)
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MAJOR cliffhanger - be prepared to start the next book right away
Es más un 3.5, a ver me explico...

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
Los dos primeros capítulos son los más lentos de todo el libro, debo admitirlo, pero son necesarios para que comprendamos dónde estamos, qué se hace allí y como es este mundo donde los robots, las naves espaciales y los alienígenas están a la orden del día.

¿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
Me ha parecido bastante farragoso al principio... como si intentase contar demasiadas historias en un solo volumen. Y después justo cuando se pone interesante, se termina de forma abrupta. Desde luego más que un libro en sí mismo habría que considerarlo una introducción a la serie de novelas que empiezan con este volumen.
S.G. Rainbolt
This was a reprint by a company no longer in business ( and part of a book series. I was surprised about this series. I enjoyed "I, Robot" from Isaac Asimov so gave this a try. Though the book is entirely about robots and one stranded human adventure through their robot created world, it was actually quite good. As a reader, I felt I could relate to Derec and because of that I followed through to the end. Asimov's Robot world has spawned entire generations of robot writers. This book ...more
Edwin Kort
Lekker makkelijk te lezen boek. in tegenstelling tot wat het vermeldt Is., is dit boek niet geschreven die Asimov, maar heeft hij wel meegewerkt aan het boek.
I listened to an audiobook version of this, and even though I applaud the creativity by using a robotic voice, it made paying attention and distinguishing between characters, very difficult. I could tell the dialog was different for the humans, robots, and aliens. But it took a few seconds to tell, because of the monotone voice. It was nice but distracting.
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
Aunque sufre de severos clichés, está muy bien narrado. Tiene la complejidad de una obra de Asimov, pero con personajes más vivos. Es un buen libro de sci-fi.
Not quite Asimov but enjoyable none the less.
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".
James Somahkawahho
This is my favorite Isaac Asmimov novel. The story takes place thousands of years ago on a planet that is being developed by robots and humans. A human is killed. The main character is called on to investigate the death of that human on a planet that is supposed to be a place that is "human accident proof". In other words, the infrastructure of the planet is design so that no harm can come to humans. Mystery, sci-fi and the laws of robotics. Read this book!
Alexis Steven
Siempre que me preguntan cuáles son mis géneros favoritos de literatura, siempre digo que Ciencia ficción y fantasía, así que cuando vi este libro y leí su sinopsis caí rendido ante lo atractivo que sonaba. Inclusive sabiendo que el autor no es Isaac Asimov, aunque sí tuvo participación en la supervisión de la novela, no fue razón suficiente para no querer darle la oportunidad, y ahora no puedo estar más feliz de haberlo hecho. 4.5
Brian Mathieu
Dec 25, 2011 Brian Mathieu rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who digs reading about people trying to outwit Asimov's robots with the Three Laws.
Shelves: sci-fi
Pretty good read. It's set in Asimov's Robot universe, but it's different than the sci-fi-gumshoe classic Robot series (although those are pretty good too). This is one of those books where you're sympathizing with the protagonist who's trying to figure out just what the hell is going on through the entire story. Not much resolution at the end, because it's meant to be just the first book in the series.
Jeremiah Johnson
This was a really good book to start off this series. That being said, don't read it unless you want to get invested in the series as the story is left completely open at the end and nothing is resolved.
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.
Primera de la serie de Robot City, tiene buen ritmo y más acción de la habitual con Asimov. Se trata de novelas escritas en su universo pero por otros autores, con su aprobación y consejo, por lo que se nota el sabor asimovico y a la vez frescura. Aquí se plantean las bases de la saga con bastantes saltos y dejando abiertos varios frentes para ir desarrollando más tarde
Great story of mystery and robots. There is no conclusion to the story with this book, but having been hooked since page 1, I'll be reading the rest of the series.

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.
Ted Cuevas
I thought this was a great story. I particularly like the way the Three Laws of Robotics are always presented in a difficult challenge for the characters to work with the robots. I have always loved these stories.
Michael McNeil
Loved this series. Different authors for each book, too, which was neat. Introduced the reader to different styles while maintaining the plot/storyline.
Eleazar Herrera
Lo he terminado por cabezonería, y me da rabia porque el principio tenía una pinta estupenda. De momento no continuaré con los siguientes.
Mark Baller
Robot city first book - how they are so good I dont know but all Robot citys are good!
Gary Barrentine
An interesting book about Isaac Asimov's three rules of robotics.
Grade B-. Book Rc1. No end.
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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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