Changeling (Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens, #1)
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Changeling (Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens #1)

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A man without memory, tied by blood to a city of robots. At his side, a mysterious woman whose life and memory he saved, whose love he has won for a second time. His name is Derec; hers is Ariel. And their story has only begun to be told...

In Robot City, the late science fiction genius Isaac Asimov challenged a talented group of science fiction writers to resolve the conun

Paperback, 151 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Ace Books
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Jeremiah Johnson
I really wanted to like this book, but I couldn't.
The first quarter of the book was incredibly dull and slow. For such a short book it took a long time to get into the actual story. I also really didn't care about the kin, so it made it a bit hard to get through.
The writing had some awkwardness to it that made it tough to read also. For example, Derec constantly said Mandlebrot's name while talking to him even though they were by themselves with no one else around. The dialog just wasn't natural...more
While short and somewhat of a pulp scifi novel, it asks an interesting question. Based on Asimov's Robot novel, it asks what would happen if a robot is given the Laws of Robotics (a robot protect humans, a robot must serve humans, and robot must protect itself), but isn't told what a human is, then abandoned on a supposedly uninhabited planet. An interesting thought experiment in scifi robotic theory.
Philip Athans
What is "space opera"? THIS is space opera! I read the first series, ROBOT CITY--how do I pass up the second series? Well, I'm not going to! SF as light, fun entertainment.
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Stephen Leigh has been writing science fiction since he was in grade school. He sold his first story in 1975 and has been publishing regularly ever since then.

He has been nominated for and won several awards for his fiction over the years. He has written and published the occasional poems and non-fiction pieces, as well.

Steve teaches Creative Writing at Northern Kentucky University in the Greater...more
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