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Published by ROC in New York, USA .
Written in English


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From Isaac Asimov, the Hugo Award-winning Grand Master of Science Fiction whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics, comes five decades of robot visions: thirty-four landmark stories and essays—including three rare tales—gathered together in one volume.

Meet all of Asimov’s most famous creations including: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot psychologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human/robot detective team of Lije Bailey and R. Daneel Olivaw, who have appeared in such bestselling 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.
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The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages496
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7575789M
ISBN 100451450647
ISBN 109780451450647
OCLC/WorldCa1004603576

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Robot Visions () is a collection of science fiction short stories and factual essays by Isaac Asimov. Many of the stories are reprinted from other Asimov collections, particularly I, Robot and The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories. Robot Visions Isaac Asimov, Author, Ralph McQuarrie is the quintessential robot-as-man's-mirror story. The book concludes with brief essays offering companionable commentary on the history of. Praise. Praise for Robot Visions “The earliest tales here, written from to , remain among the most-loved in the field.”—Publishers Weekly “Robot Visions proves what we have suspected for decades: that Isaac Asimov’s mind is far more creative and faster-working than any positronic brain.”—Ben Bova.   From Isaac Asimov, the Hugo Award-winning Grand Master of Science Fiction whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics, comes five decades of robot visions: thirty-four landmark stories.

And, finally, "Robot Visions" is written specifically for this collection. So it turns out that my robot stories have been almost as successful as my Foundation books, and if you want to know the truth (in a whisper, of course, and please keep this confidential) I like my robot stories better. Finally, a word about the essays in this book/5(17).   Praise for Robot Visions “The earliest tales here, written from to , remain among the most-loved in the field.”—Publishers Weekly “Robot Visions proves what we have suspected for decades: that Isaac Asimov’s mind is far more creative and faster-working than any positronic brain.”—Ben Bova. From the PublisherBrand: J. Boylston & Company, Publishers. Robot Visions (Robot ), Isaac Asimov Robot Visions () is a collection of science fiction short stories and factual essays by Isaac Asimov. Many of the stories are reprinted from other Asimov collections, particularly I, Robot and The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories. Title: Robot Visions (Illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie) Author Name: Asimov, Isaac Illustrator: Ralph McQuarrie Categories: Science Fiction, Edition: 1st Edition Publisher: London, Gollancz: ISBN Number: ISBN Number Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Near Fine Jacket Condition: Fine Type: Book Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.