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Robots and Empire by Isaac Asimov
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Jun 29, 10

Read in June, 2010

I liked to continue reading about the robots of previous editions. I intend to find I, Robot to really dig in. This was well thought out and some of the the scenes were quite dramatic. In particular, the scene where the characters go to a planet that has supposedly been abandoned. There, on this planet, they encounter a robot that also looks human and then get into a dangerous situation where the robot wants to kill them. This robot has been altered by redefining what it means to be human. I was amazed at how exciting that scene was. However, at the end of the novel (read no further if you don't want it spoiled) I was disappointed at the conclusion the two main robots made. I am not a fan of destroying Earth. The logic was it would get the humans out into the galaxy and keep them active. What a waste to destroy a whole planet (and who knows what lesser creatures) to get humans "active" and not stagnant. I don't think I could ever condone that let alone like it.

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