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Publisher's Summary

From the writer whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics comes five decades of robot visions - 36 landmark stories and essays, plus three rare tales - gathered together in one volume.
Meet all of Asimov's most famous creations: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot physchologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human-robot detective team of Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, who appeared in such best-selling novels as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire. Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations - from the most primitive computers and mobile machines to the first robot to become a man.
©1990 Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. (P)2015 Recorded Books
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By Craven on 12-30-16

Minor Spoilers Ahead

At the end of the short stories there are a few essays by Asimov about robots. Be aware that some excerpts from the 'Robot' and 'Foundation' series are included. It is precisely because of those essays that this is a must read for any Asimov fan.

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By Alexander on 04-18-17

Foresight

The Stories are great but the essays are the real jewel of this crown collection

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 01-26-17

Great selection, but too limited

Great selection, didn't have all the stories referenced in the essays at the end.

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By Noreen on 12-04-16

Fantastic

Fascinating man a real inspiration. Listening to his stories and to think some were written nearly 80years ago and so relevant today.

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