The Complete Robot (Robot 0.3)
In these stories, Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age: when Earth is ruled by master-machines and when robots are more human than mankind.
As well as TN-3 (Tony), AL-76 and other robots, the stories feature the staff of U.S. Robots and...more
Weems landed his helijet neatly, and congratulated himself on his early start. When he managed to get the coveted parking spot closest to the front gate of U.S. Robots, he always felt that the rest of the day would be a success too. He flashed his badge at the security guard, and took the fast pediwalk to his office. Now he would get half an hour to work undisturbed! But he had barely hung up his hat before the visiphone buzzed.
"I'm sorry, sir," said his secr...more
Does it add much to the experience of reading I, Robot? Somewhat. The other stories are much the same thing in many cases and quite different in others. It's a bit jumpier in flow since it's a heavy collection, but there are some gems included here that really stood out: "The Tercentenary Incident", "Victory Unintentional", and "The Bicentennial Man". Aside from that last story, it doesn't...more
Here is a run down of the stories.
A Boy's Best Friend:-
A boy and his dog on the moon but the dog is a robot, what happened when his parents want to give him a real dog and what makes you love something?
Only cars that have positronic brains are allowed on the highways and when th...more
Of the ones I enjoyed most are -
1. Victory Unintentional - Hilarious, hope he had written more such humorous stories!
2. Robbie - One of the masterpieces that get you acquainted with an Asimov robot.
3. Someday - Nice ending.
4. Galley Slave - One academic author, who due to his initial hatred and inability to understand robots, and ignorance, uses a robot incorrectly resulting in a vers...more
Tutti i miei robot è uno dei pilastri di tutta l'opera del grande scrittore e la base da cui partire per leggere le sue opere successive (ciclo dei Robot e quello della Fondazione). I trentuno racconti (alcuni teneramente ingenui), scritti tra il 1939 e il 1977, e che delineano il successo della fant...more
Ma non solo.
C'è un racconto inclassificabile, in cui Asimov immagina c...more
The reason why I'd still give this one a four-star rating is the sense of completeness that it offers fans of Asimov. Say you want to go and read...more
Most have stood up to the test of time quite well, though the Three Laws perhaps show their limitations. Though without issues such as how "harm" to a "human being" should be defined and measured, many of the stories w...more
The true stand out from these collection IMO is 'The Bicentennial Man', examining both robotics and human existentialism, where and when do they both inte...more
«Se si potesse individuare l'origine della loro avversione, la vera origine...»
«Dopo tutti questi anni» disse Li-hsing con tristezza, «voi cercate ancora di trovare motivazioni sensate al comportamento umano. Povero Andrew, non arrabbiatevi, ma questo vostro coraggio non è da uomo, ma da robot.»
E' impossibile trovare termini abbastanza entusiastici da descrivere questo libro in sé e per sé, dunque, per non sconfinare nel'eresia mi limiterò, in questa recensione, a parlarne d...more
1. Un robot non può recar danno a un essere umano né può permettere che, a causa del proprio mancato intervento, un essere umano riceva danno.
2. Un robot deve obbedire agli ordini impartiti dagli esseri um...more
The stories are sharp, well written and have a huge scope to them. This is considered 'hard' science fiction (as opposed to the fantasy space opera kind), but is immensely readable none the less.
Considered by Asimov himself to be the starting point for his 14 book 'Future History', this is a must for any self-respec...more
Descobri que para ler Asimov não basta se interessar por robos, apesar de ter vistas diversos filmes baseados em suas históricos e ter amado os filmes, tem que ser fã de contos.
Recentemente percebi que não sou muito fã de contos, mesmo os do autor que mais gosto, os contos são algo que não chega a me encantar. Gosto d riqueza dos personagens, locais ou fatos, muitas vezes impossível de se alcançar em contos.
Many of the stories are of the mystery genre whilst others an obstacle must be overcome. Others are just damn funny.
This is the book I would suggest for someone who doesn't like science fiction to read first. The stories are very short, and the very first one will hook them up.
Asimov focus on the human aspects of the robot stories, making them totally atemporal.
Some of the stories I've read before, but it's been awhile, and the book as a whole was great. (It's also the first book I finished reading on my Kindle).
Great set of stories, and it's nice to see the whole "3 Laws" starting to take effect in his work.
Los cuentos se encuentran agrupados por el autor y en cada sección hace una presentación del grupo. Resultó agradable volver a leer cuentos que hace mucho no se encontraban en otras recopilaciones, así como descubrir nuevos cuentos.
If you like robots, READ IT!
The Complete Robot is a collection of Asimov's robot short stories, which are grouped in the book thematically, not chronologically. So we have non-human robots, such as car robots and puppy robots, and humanoid robots. There are also a series of robot stories with Powell and Donovan, two engineers who wise-crack and trouble shoot problem robots with equal aplomb. And...more
Unless some massive damage happens to my head, i don't see any chance of me forgetting the "3 Laws of Robotics" in future :D I felt at times that Asimov is too obsessed with making these laws the central theme of all his stories.
The standout stories according to me are True Love, Victory Un...more
It is amazing to see the foresight he had on some of the problems we are and will face with robots, ecology, and politics.
There are a couple of slow stories in this collection, but overall it was a fantastic read.
I only wish Hollywood wouldn't have bastardized his name so badly with their horrible movies in which the only similarities with the stories are the titles...
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