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I, Robot (Adam Link, #0.1)

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"I, Robot" is a science fiction short story by Eando Binder (nom de plume for Earl and Otto Binder), part of a series about a robot named Adam Link, a fictional robot, made in the likeness of a man, who becomes self-aware, and the protagonist of several science fiction short stories. It was published in the January 1939 issue of Amazing Stories, well before the related and ...more
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Published January 1939 by Experimenter Publishing
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Simona Bartolotta
“Then I found the book, Frankenstein, lying on the desk whose drawers had been emptied. Dr. Link's private desk. He had kept the book from me. Why? I read it now, in a half-hour, by my page-at-a-time scanning. And then I understood!
But it is the most stupid premise ever made: that a created man must turn against his creator, against humanity, lacking a soul. The book is all wrong.
Or is it?”


These are the only truly hair-raising lines of the short story, which is, as you can gather, a sort of
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Lisa Reads & Reviews
I read this out of curiosity given that Binder was one of the first to write about a sympathetic robot, and that his story influenced Isaac Asimov. Asimov wrote:
"It certainly caught my attention. Two months after I read it, I began 'Robbie', about a sympathetic robot, and that was the start of my positronic robot series. Eleven years later, when nine of my robot stories were collected into a book, the publisher named the collection I, Robot over my objections. My book is now the more famous,
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Donna
Interesting story about the first sentient robot and his Frankenstein's monster end. Apparently this was the first story that dealt with robots in a sympathetic way. It had a great influence on later writers including Asimov, whose publishers insisted on using the title for his collection of robot stories. Listened to as an offering on Audible Channels.
Beatriz Mangualde
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Procurei a história de Otto Binder, antes de ler o "Eu, Robô" de Isaac Asimov, por conta do comentário que Asimov fez anos depois da publicação de seu famoso livro (déc. 50).
Diz basicamente que o seu "Eu, Robô" se tornou mais famoso, mas que não existiria se não fosse a história escrita por Otto em 1939.
Inclusive o próprio título "I, Robot", de Asimov, foi uma escolha da editora, a qual ele se opôs, sem sucesso. Hoje poucos conhecem as origens da famosa história de Asimov.
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Eggp
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: y-2016, auth-m, haiku
Poor orphaned robot
just tried to go for a walk
now he's all alone.
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