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The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
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Oct 20, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: male-protagonist, robots, 2011, sci-fi, crime-mystery, asimov
Read from October 12 to 20, 2011

I'm surprised at how focused on sex these last 2 books have become. There's certainly nothing outrageous about it; it's just a bit unexpected. Yet these books aren't just sci-fi, or even speculative sci-fi: they are very much speculative anthropology as well. A large part of the study of any (human) culture would be sexuality/reproductive norms.

But, honestly, I should have been able to see this coming after, in the first book, we find out that Daneel, a humaniform robot, is very, precisely humaniform.
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10/20/2011 "A human being will always suppose that, the more human a robot is, the more advanced, complicated, and intelligent he will be."

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