Book 1, The Robot Series
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world—all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov’s trademark.
The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future—a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.
A bit slow. Isaac Asimov was a very deliberate and detailed writer. But once you get into these delightful short stories, you are in for a delightful ride of brain teasers. Asimov plays with human prejudices, greed, and all the rest of our short comings and throws in the perfect machine...a robot.
We will love and hate them. We need them and fear them. The are precise and we are greatly imperfect. What a combination, almost two separate worlds that are trying to come together.
These separate realms must somehow co-exist while all the time mankind must remain superior. A lot of fun going through theses mind bending stories.
The originator of robots does it best !
An amazing and very cerebral read with ideas far more complex than any movie portrays ! Read the book the movie is something entirely different and based only on the 3 Laws which govern all Asimov robot books !
Asimov's Short Story Masterpiece
Everyone of these robot stories are masterfully written. We haven't yet developed robots as sophisticated as those in these stories, but when we do, you can be assured that a lot of the situations depicted here will become reality. Issac was way ahead of his time.