The Complete Robot

Auteur:
Taal: Engels
2 reviews
3.5 van de 5 (2 reviews)
2 reviews
The Complete Robot

Samenvatting

  • Engelstalig
  • 688 pagina's
  • New ed
  • 9780586057247
  • december 1983
Alle productspecificaties

The complete collection of Isaac Asimov's classic Robot stories. In these stories, Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age - when Earth is ruled by master-machines and when robots are more human than mankind. The Complete Robot is the ultimate collection of timeless, amazing and amusing robot stories from the greatest science fiction writer of all time, offering golden insights into robot thought processes. Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics were programmed into real computers thirty years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - with suprising results. Readers of today still have many surprises in store...

Reviews The Complete Robot

Schrijf een review
  • A collection of Asimov’s robot short stories

    ‘The Complete Robot’ is a collection of robot short stories written by Asimov between the 1940s and the 1970s. Supposedly it is the most complete collection of Asimov’s robot stories on the market today, wholly comprising amongst others the earlier collections ‘I Robot’, ‘Rest of the Robots’ as well as some previously unreleased material. This book is one that requires some time to grow on you. At the beginning the stories are very short, disjoint and often without much in the way of plot. These are mostly anecdotes that serve as case studies of man, robot, their perception of each other and the unexpected dilemmas this can give rise to, although Asimov usually does not attempt to supply them with any definite answers. Later on, in particular in those parts pertaining to Powell & Donovan and Susan Calvin the stories gain more substance and a common timeline and set of characters starts to emerge. These are the stories where Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics are investigated in great detail in all their possible consequences and interpretations. The stories in this omnibus are interesting to a varying degree and some may appear somewhat meaningless at times or, with the current state of technology, a little bit obsolete. However, if one considers that many of these stories were written more than half a century ago it should be no problem to understand why Asimov has become such an influential figure in robot literature and even the technology of Artificial Intelligence.

    ‘The Complete Robot’ is best appreciated if it is read concomitantly with Asimov’s other work. In particular it would serve as a wonderful introduction to his ‘The Robot’ series (starting with ‘Caves of Steel’). People that are after more robot-dystopian literature are also referred to e.g. ‘Mockingbird’ by Walter S Tevis or ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ by Philip K Dick.

    Vond je dit een nuttige review?
    2 1 Ongepaste review?
  • complete robot

    Dit boek is een must voor iedereen die geinteresseerd is in de robot verhalen of wil beginnen met de Foundation series van Asimov. Samen met deze verzameling robot verhalen beslaat de serie nu 18 boeken. Geweldig dus als je na een boek vaak denkt: 'Jammer dat ik 'm al uit heb'.

    Vond je dit een nuttige review?
    4 2 Ongepaste review?

Productspecificaties

Auteur Isaac Asimov
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 43x178x111 mm
Gewicht 350,00 gram
Verschijningsdatum december 1983
Druk 1
ISBN10 0586057242
ISBN13 9780586057247

Je vindt dit boek in

Categorieën Science fiction > Meer sciencefiction
  Romans algemeen
Uitvoering Boek
Verschijningsvorm Paperback
Verschijningsjaar 2002 of eerder
Bindwijze: Paperback
11,07
Op voorraad. Voor zondag 23:59 uur besteld, maandag in huis
Levertijd
Verkoop door bol.com
  • Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
  • Voor 12.00 besteld, vandaag nog (thuis)bezorgd (+ € 1,99)
  • Kan ook op zondag thuisbezorgd worden (+ € 0,99)
  • Ophalen bij een bol.com afhaalpunt mogelijk
Andere verkopers (3)
Tweedehands
vanaf € 9,90
Tweedehands

Anderen bekeken ook:

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
9,01
Foundation Trilogy
Isaac Asimov
15,25
Robots and Empire
Isaac Asimov
11,13
Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
9,29
Bekijk de hele lijst

Vragen en antwoorden

Vragen en antwoorden worden geladen.

Recent bezochte artikelen

Naar boven