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This description may be from another edition of this product. The Rest of the Robots is the third timeless, amazing and amusing volume of Isaac Asimov's robot stories, offering golden insights into robot thought processes. Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics have...

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Not Free SF Reader

A collection of less well known Robot stories, even the satirical Galley Slave. Asimov starts of talking about the Shelleys, of all things, to start with in his intro, to lead into talking about Capek and R.U.R. and hence to his robots. Another solid collection of stories, here. Rest of the Robots : Robot AL-76 Goes Astray - Isaac Asimov Rest of the Robots : Victory Unintentional - Isaac Asimov Rest of the Robots : First Law - Isaac Asimov Rest of the Robots : Let's Get Together - Isaac Asimov Rest of the Robots : Satisfaction Guaranteed - Isaac Asimov Rest of the Robots : Risk - Isaac Asimov Rest of the Robots : Lenny - Isaac Asimov Rest of the Robots : Galley Slave - Isaac Asimov Disintegration confusion. 3.5 out of 5 Understanding Jovian psychology. 3.5 out of 5 Rulebreaker story. 3 out of 5 Robot detente. 3 out of 5 No robots in my house, even if cute. 3.5 out of 5 Robot hypertravel test experiment proves limited. 3.5 out of 5 Robot teaching mummy. 3.5 out of 5 Proofreading plus. 3.5 out of 5

Memorable through a lifetime

I grew up reading the work of Isaac Asimov. This is the book that launched my life-long love of robots. I, too, fell for Robot Tony. These many years after my paperback edition finally deteriorated, I vividly recall how every story in this book made me feel, and want to believe, that robots were "real." Asimov may have foretold the future, as today's technology creates close-to-humanoid robots. This book should be mandatory reading for anyone who is a fan of robots or of science fiction. At the very least, it will make you never forget those "Three Laws of Robotics."

A Great Collection

I had this book in hard cover on my shelf for a decade or more, handed down to me from my avid sci-fi reading Mom...all I can say is what was I waiting for? The collection of short stories in this book are wonderful. Each tale has its own charm and many include the familiar caharcters of Dr. Lanning and "cold as sttel" Dr. Calvin. The earliest story was written in 1942, and although it might be considered "dated", it certainly isn't. It's quite difficult to put down as the stories are fast paced and intersting the whole way through. If you are a robot fan, or an Asimov lover, or reader of classic sci-fi, this title is not to be missed!

Better than "I, Robot."

I remember reading this volume late into the evening, in the dark, in a car sometime long ago when I was a teenager. I couldn't put it down. I think the stories in "The Rest of the Robots" are superior to "I, Robot." We get more of iron Susan Calvin, the robotics scientist whose metallic mannerisms hide a surprisingly vulnerable person inside, and the story "Lenny" is one of my favorites. If you like Asimov, this is not to be missed.

"I, Robot" volume 2

The companion volume to the seminal "I, Robot". This is a further collection of short stories, much in the same style. Vintage Asimov, not the latter day diluted stuff!
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