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De komst van de Robots (Robot 0.2)

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Dutch bundle contains the following stories:

1) The Coming of the Robots (De komst van de robots)
- Robot AL-76 Goes Astray (Robot AL-76 verdwaalt)
- Victory Unintentional (Overwinning onopzettelijk)
2) The Laws of Robotics (De wetten van de robotica)
- First Law (Eerste Wet)
- Let's Get Together (Als we bij elkaar komen ...)
3) Susan Calvin (from: The Rest of the Robots)
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Paperback, 191 pages
Published 1964 by Van Boekhoven-Bosch N.V.
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Jan-Maat
You know exactly what you are going to get from an Isaac Asimov science-fiction story : a locked room mystery. The locked room mystery was to Asimov what the chess puzzle was to Nabokov, fortunately the two never collaborated to write a locked room chess puzzle mystery with robots and sexually active children.

Asimov's robot stories are particularly devilish, as Asimov reasonably imagines that in order to avoid powerful mechanical beings running rampage that they would be programmed with standing
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Hriday
May 20, 2013 Hriday rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I frankly don't have the capability to review this book or any of Asimov's book any further. I am tired of finding newer adjectives that convey my superlative admiration for the thoughts and works of Asimov. I was carrying on the task of typing out appreciative sentences regarding the plot, characters and ideas so far. No more - i give up.

There are no words to express Asimov's ingenuity or parallels for comparison - Isaac Asimov is simply 'THE BEST'.
Barışcan Bozkurt
Bu sefer Asimov'un gençken kaleme aldığı 8 robot öyküsünü görüyoruz.
 
Öyküler; Ben, Robot'a kıyasla sönük olsalar da okuması keyifliydi. Asimov'un öykü öncesi, öyküsünü tanıtması, yazarken neler düşündüğünü söylemesi de farklı bir tat katmış. Özellikle Faustvari hikâyeler hakkındaki düşüncesi benim için en ilgi çekici kısımdı. Ayrıca bu kitapda da görüyoruz ki Susan Calvin karakterini okuyucuların sevdiği kadar kendisi de sevmiş. Ben de Calvin için şunu söylüyorum; Calvin olsun da ne olursa okur
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Jen
Aug 24, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed The Rest of the Robots (Robot, #0.2) much more than I enjoyed I, Robot.

I found parallels to the movie AI in this novel in the form of the robot Tony. A pleasure-bot in the making, that one is.

I found the short story about Jupiter and the Jovians to be quirky and funny and really enjoyed reading it.

I also very much enjoyed the device used to hold the entire set of short stories together. I learned things I never knew about Mary Shelley and Isaac Asimov, and it enabled me to process thes
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Eggp
Nov 21, 2014 Eggp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robots do it all
they mine, they spy, they proofread,
they flirt with your wife.
Ms. Smartarse
As the title says(i.e. "The rest..."), this book contains short stories related to robots that couldn't fit into I Robot. I was initially somewhat reticent about the quality of the stories; the title made me think they'd be more like "discarded stuff" that someone thought they could make money of.

Thinking back on it, perhaps this would've been the case if not for the stories-in-a-story scenario that these short stories were presented in. The book reads sort of like an interview where the author
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Alina
Jun 22, 2015 Alina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Another collection of short stories, listed below along with my rating:
- Robot AL-76 Goes Astray - 2*
- Victory Unintentional - 5* (superbe story, my favorite in this collection)
- First Law - 3.5* (very short)
- Let's Get Together - 4.5*
- Satisfaction Guaranteed - 4.5*
- Risk - 3.5* (although Susan Calvin was, as usual, exquisite)
- Lenny - 4*
- Galley Slave - 4.5*
Kaethe
May 24, 2011 Kaethe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stories, scifi
Yummy robot stories by a grand master; a good warm-up to the Foundation series.
Maria Thermann
Aug 25, 2015 Maria Thermann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First published in Britain in 1963, this collection contains some of the most classic robot stories ever written in science fiction and represents, if you like, the grand-daddy of robot lore from which all other robot stories were begat.

Divided into three parts, The Coming of Robots, The Laws of Robotics, and Susan Calvin, the collection takes the reader from the very beginnings of man versus robot to the topic of robot versus universe. Asimov's stories are either downright hilarious, as mankind
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Mickey Robbins
Feb 21, 2017 Mickey Robbins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Issac Asimov is a master of the art of narration. Not even one story in the book is just-ok... In fact all the stories are unique and catchy
Giuseppe
Ad anni di distanza dalla lettura della prima raccolta di racconti di Asimov avente come protagonisti i robots Io, Robot, eccomi qui a sfogliare e divertirmi con la prosa asciutta della epopea di metallo e cervelli positronici dell'autore statunitense (di origini russe).
Di Asimov apprezzai in età scolare i suoi testi divulgativi. Testi che si interessavano di biochimica, anche se oggi potrebbero essere annoverati come biologia molecolare, scritti con incredibile perizia scientifica (per l'epoca)
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Molly
Jun 25, 2011 Molly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe it's just that I'm older and more Feministically Aware than I was when I read 'I,Robot' (an early favourite), but re-reading 'The Rest of the Robots' recently turned out to be a pretty different experience.

For one thing, I never noticed before just how very very dated these stories are. It's not just that the people in them are the people of Asimov's time, transported to random future-times that seem absurd now that we've had 50 years of social change in between. He also (inadvertantly) dr
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Christian, Kelanth, Scala
Non si può cercare di recensire questo libro di Asimov, senza enunciare ciò che sta alla base di queste storie e cioè le ormai universalmente note "Tre leggi della robotica" alle quali obbediscono tutti i robot che compaiono nei suoi racconti (e in molti racconti di altri autori):

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 umani, purché ta
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Simon
Nov 29, 2016 Simon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories, sf
It's about 8 years since I read I, Robot and this book's been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read for nearly as long. It's a kind of companion volume to 'I, Robot', a collection of outtakes as it were. Robot stories that, for one reason or another, weren't included in the aforementioned collection.

There's a nice introduction to the book and to each individual story by the author which I rather enjoyed, providing you with a small insight to the author and a background to the stories. As for th
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Mukesh Kumar
May 01, 2013 Mukesh Kumar rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Robots series beginners
[2.5 * actually.]
Who would have thought that Mr. Asimov would deliver a dud ? Not me, fur sure!
After reading the wonderful 'I, Robot', my expectations had been raised sky high, so it is rather painful to accept that 'The rest of the robots' is nowhere near its predecessor, in fact is a real disappointment with only the 'Susan Calvin' stories showing some promise.
I guess if someone has written more than 500(!) books, you ought to give him some leeway, for he is bound to falter at some point. And
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Ariadna73
I have read virtually every robot story written by Asimov. I started when I was on my teens; and only stopped when I was done with them all. When he died in 1992; I was one of the thousands of unknown mourners that felt as if we had lost a golden opportunity in our lives: I would never ever see him in person. That was my dream when I was a child: that some day I would see Asimov in person. Well; things didn't work out that way. Anyway; I have conversations with him through his tales; writings an ...more
Kate
Haven’t read Asimov for years. He has such great ideas, but he is so of his time. I just can't get over the general lack of characterisation and also of the lack of female characters that actually have any volition and agency over their own lives. Except for Susan Calvin of course, but she's more robot than human anyway!

It shows how far modern science fiction has come in the last 70 years. Asimov was one of the original greats, but the fact that his world is apparently 95% populated by middle-ag
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Portia S
Feb 22, 2012 Portia S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read, and great dialogue for the time it was printed. I really liked Satisfaction Guaranteed and Victory Unintentional. Really loved the people of Jupiter and how they watched the invincibility of the robots and thought they were screwed if they tried to invade earth, HA HA HA HA. I thought Tony was hot, and I want a robot to love me and decorate my house. ^^
Roberto Zanasi
Nov 16, 2010 Roberto Zanasi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantascienza
Questa seconda raccolta di racconti sui robot di Asimov è meglio della prima, i racconti sono più profondi e meno banali. L'ho riletta volentieri.
Alejandro Teruel
Since I first came across the Three Laws of Robotics in the 1970s, I have been fascinated by them and by the way Asimov managed to come up with amusing stories based on the interplay between the laws and robot and human (pop) psychology. The laws are attractive quasi-axiomatic principles and Asimov effortlessly seems to make their, occasionally bizarre or humorous consequences almost as tidy as a formal deduction game. So if Sherlock Holmes stories, Spinozas Ethics, engineering, puzzles or logic ...more
Charlene
Aug 01, 2016 Charlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi lovers
Recommended to Charlene by: I-Robot
Shelves: 2016
You young mothers have no idea what your paranoia has cost you! When I was a young mother in the 1990s, I had a nanny robot that took care of the simple task of watching the children (I-Robot) so I could focus on housework and supporting my husband's career. Now, we have robots that can mine and work assembly lines and such tasks, but none of us Earth bound citizens can enjoy the benefit of relief from the simple tasks as we once could before the anti-robot laws. I hear some day soon, there may ...more
Christian, Kelanth, Scala
Non si può cercare di recensire questo libro di Asimov, senza enunciare ciò che sta alla base di queste storie e cioè le ormai universalmente note "Tre leggi della robotica" alle quali obbediscono tutti i robot che compaiono nei suoi racconti (e in molti racconti di altri autori):

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 umani, purché ta
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David Blyth
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Danielle
Apr 27, 2016 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
**MINOR SPOILERS**

And with that, I have finally completed all the Robot stories by the great Isaac Asimov. *tear* Excellent, excellent collection! It was just as good if not better than I, Robot, which precedes it. These collection of short stories further delves into the wonderful world of Asimov's robots, and I was pleased to find more stories centered around the formidable Susan Calvin, the only robot psychologist of her kind! One of my critiques of Asimov's characterizations is that he does
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Anoop
Dec 29, 2016 Anoop rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
What I like about Asimov is that his writing is funny, thought provoking and very accessible - all at the same time.
Rebecca Tayles
Oct 13, 2010 Rebecca Tayles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
The Rest of the Robots is a small collection of Asimov's short stories that don't really fit into his other collections. They're varied and interesting - most of them involve robopsychologist Susan Calvin one way or another.

The stories are all a very nice look at robots and humans interacting - both the anti-robot sentiment and the people who want to make use of the technology.

I really liked the way the robots interacted with eachother, pleasantly surprised with their mundane communication of
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Christophe
Jun 02, 2013 Christophe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Comment risque de réagir un robot programmé pour un environnement
lunaire dès lors qu'il se retrouve égaré sur Terre ? Un robot peut-il
mentir à un procès pour préserver les intérêts de son utilisateur ? Le
docteur Susan Calvin, robopsychologue, dialogue avec les androïdes pour
faire la lumière sur ces étranges affaires. Et découvre davantage de
défauts de programmation chez l'homme que chez ses fidèles créations..



Comment risque de
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Claudio92
Feb 18, 2016 Claudio92 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Allora, sono stato molto soddisfatto di questo libro. Il secondo in ordine temporale in quello che è il ciclo dei robot. Dopo aver letto IO ROBOT, che è a dir poco geniale, per fortuna non c'è stato un grosso calo della qualità! Tra i due, il primo ha qualcosa in più, le storie attorno Susan Calvin e le tre leggi della robotica, ti facevano rimanere a bocca aperta da come l'autore si giostrava tra queste. Il secondo ha un paio di storie un po' banali, ma non comunque noiose (sti robot sono tropp ...more
Anca
Oct 06, 2014 Anca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Glorious read. These stories are a good starting point toward the world of Asimov's robots.

Another reviewer said that Asimov's writing style is lacking in veracity due to the fact that all the characters unavoidably speak as people from the 1940s and even the most distant of futures seem to match the reality of Asimov's time almost to the letter, apart from a few imaginative additions, such as the robots themselves. While that is certainly true, I can't help but appreciate the substance that re
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Cheryl
Feb 06, 2017 Cheryl marked it as someday-elsewhere  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-enjoy-again
I, Robot, is the first collection of short stories. Second is The Rest of the Robots. Robot Dreams only has one new story in it. The Complete Robot is reported to be truly complete.
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