Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams

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From the Bestselling Author of I, Robot

"His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction."-- The New York Times

In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov--science writer, historian, and futurist--accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics in such popular books as I, Robot ; Robots and Empire ; and The Robots of Dawn .

Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes--from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse--presented by the author in an introductory essay.

In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov's robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Robot Lost;" a woman's talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; and "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered.

"Classic science fiction . . . includes many of Asimov's best."-- Chronicle

"The collection gathers 20 of Asimov's greatest (with Asimov, the word 'great' is no mere hyperbole), older short stories, plus one new tale written especially for this book, and an important essay which opens the book."-- Starlog
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1990, c1986.
Edition: Ace mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780441731541
0441731546
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: xvi, 384 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.

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Jun 11, 2012

A wonderful series of sci-fi stories long and short by Issac Asimov. My personal favourite was 'The Martian Way' but each story explores a fascinating theme from space travel, artificial intelligence to how the human being evolves through time. Some stories are related, but you don't need to read them all to understand, they are each an independent piece of art by themselves. Asimov's views on the various classic sci-fi subjects are truly refreshing, I sugjest this book to any and all lovers and readers of Asimov and science fiction.
(The illustrations are great, too!)

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