In a career spanning nearly 50 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 as chronicled 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 ’80s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes - from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse. 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 Lost Robot"; a woman’s talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered…and 17 more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.
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The 3 Laws of Robotics
This book is a collection of many of Isaac Asimov's best short stories. The title and image on the front cover are somewhat deceiving as not ALL of the stories involve robots, although many do. A good deal of the robot stories are actually taken directly from Asimov's book "I, Robot", which is a slight drawback.
I have ready a great deal of Asimov's short fiction but some of these stories were new to me, which was refreshing. The order of the stories in the collection was also crafted extremely well.
It is also important to note that the narration performance in this audio book is top notch. The reader has a very soft, relaxing voice and makes sure to give every different character his or her own unique voice.
9.4 / 10.0
- Niels J. Rasmussen
First two stories are the best
The first story, "Little Lost Robot", was an excellent short and wish it could have been much longer.