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T on the moon Instead he's loose in the mountains of Virginiabuilding from scraps of junk his very own very dangerous disintegratorROBOT LENNY answers workaday uestions in babytalk So why is Dr Susan Calvin the world's top robopsychologist fascinated by this messed up specimen of an industrial robo First published in Britain in 1963 this collection contains some of the most classic robot stories ever written in science fiction and represents if you like the grand daddy of robot lore from which all other robot stories were begatDivided into three parts The Coming of Robots The Laws of Robotics and Susan Calvin the collection takes the reader from the very beginnings of man versus robot to the topic of robot versus universe Asimov s stories are either downright hilarious as mankind grapples with the various issues robotics throw up or highly ethical and moral in outlook inspecting both his man made metal creations and his man made flesh and bone creatures under the microscope Can robots be slaves can they fall in love or make us fall in love with them Can they answer a woman s desire for child rearing when that woman is about as warm and maternal as an ice cube Do they have the capacity to do the right thing and be a heroAsimov s limitless imagination is also responsible for giving us the 3 elementary robot laws that have ruled robothuman relationships ever since in science fiction be it in books or on film He is master of the totally unexpected twist and manages to make us laugh out loud while deep down we re rather uncomfortable about our own ambiguous feelings towards machines that help us with life the universe and everything as author Douglas Adams might have put it My personal favourite is the first story in the book Robot AL 76 Goes Astray which was first published in 1941 and deals with an incredibly powerful and intelligent mining robot that has gone missing on its way to the moon Revealing a considerable amount of incompetence among the human contingent that built it lunar robot AL 76 uses his positronic brain in totally unforeseen ways when he accidentally lands on Earth SPOILER ALERT don t read on if you don t want to know the endingDesigned to function flawlessly on the moon the robot s brain reacts to Earth s environment differently Utterly confused as to his purpose on Earth AL 76 makes the acuaintance of Randolph Payne a man who likes to live in his shed rather than spend time with his nagging wife Randolph also likes to tinker with broken down machines endearing himself instantly to AL 76 Realising what a prize has wondered into his backyard Randolph is keen to collect the 50000 reward for the robot He takes a picture of the machine made man sends it off to he authorities and awaits with bated breath the arrival of his loot AL 76 however has other ideas One garage full of junk later AL 76 has built his own Disinto machine and when trying it out for the first time practically demolishes Hannaford County plus most of the State of VirginiaEarth s different atmospheric conditions allow AL 76 to make intelligent deductions and connections that will eventually lead to the construction of the greatest Disinto ever built It s a machine that as the name so aptly says disintegrates whatever falls into its path A sort of mechanical black hole Displaying far wisdom than his human creators AL 76 demolishes the Disinto after he has seen its destructive force and the reader surmises that the robot deliberately forgets how he built the machine of ultimate destruction in the first place He may have had a helping hand in this mind wipe from the country hick Randolph Payne who s afraid of his good lady than the sheriff s department CIA and FBI put together Earth is decidedly not ready for the Coming of Robots

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The Rest of the Robots

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 since been programmed into real computers the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and used as the outl You know exactly what you are going to get from an Isaac Asimov science fiction story a locked room mystery The locked room mystery was to Asimov what the chess puzzle was to Nabokov fortunately the two never collaborated to write a locked room chess puzzle mystery with robots and sexually active childrenAsimov s robot stories are particularly devilish as Asimov reasonably imagines that in order to avoid powerful mechanical beings running rampage that they would be programmed with standing orders to protect people I write no Golem stories you can imagine him saying arms folded across his chest Instead using his own three laws of robotics he makes certain scenarios in his world impossible in a typical story he explains the laws tells you that an impossible thing has happened and then invites you to sit back and watch how he makes this possible literary Houdinism The collection I Robot is the best set of his robot stories this collection The Rest of the Robots are as the title suggests the also runs The book includes a story with a cold war like setting Lets get together and a Susan Colvin story on the Moon base view spoiler or a moon base perhaps I ought not be narrow minded about the future moon in Asimov s imagination hide spoiler

REVIEW The Rest of the Robots

Ine for a legal robotic charter in Korea ROBOT TONY is the first robot designed to perform domestic duties by the US Robots and Mechanical Men Corporation Is it Tony's fault that the lady of the house where he's field tested falls in love with himROBOT AL was intended for shipment to a mining outfi As the title saysie The rest this book contains short stories related to robots that couldn t fit into I Robot I was initially somewhat reticent about the uality of the stories the title made me think they d be like discarded stuff that someone thought they could monetizePerhaps it was the stories in a story scenario which ended up changing my mind about these short stories The book reads sort of like an interview where the author talks about his work and inspiration for it only instead of mere snippets we get the entire story Despite the fact that the book was published 50 years ago there is barely anything that reads dated about it Actually I m not even sure I could pinpoint something that wouldn t seem contemporaryThe book starts out with a little back story on Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein whose main idea is then skillfully inserted into Asimov s short stories about robots After all a robot is in a manner also a type of monster because a lot people don t understand itOnce again we get a lot of incredibly realistic stories about robots their working mechanisms and the 3 Laws which govern their existence Reading about Dr Calvin s work is just basic algorithm analysis which is right up my professional alleyI loved all these stories but my absolute favorite must ve been the one about the woman asked to beta test a butler robot which was slated for mass production You see Peter machines can t fall in love but even when it s hopeless and horrifying women canThat excerpt really stayed with me and in an odd sort of way I can relate to it I don t build robots myself but I have found myself getting overly attached to software that I ve developedI loved this book for all its geekyness and its actuality Others may perhaps find it dull or wouldn t get the point If you like playing with logical puzzles and if you like mind stimulating games like light Maths this is just the bedtime book for youreview of book 01 I Robotreview of book 1 The Caves of Steelreview of book 2 The Naked Sunreview of book 3 The Robots of Dawnreview of book 4 Robots and Empire


10 thoughts on “The Rest of the Robots

  1. says:

    You know exactly what you are going to get from an Isaac Asimov science fiction story a locked room mystery The lo

  2. says:

    I frankly don't have the capability to review this book or any of Asimov's book any further I am tired of finding newer adjectives tha

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    Robots do it allthey mine they spy they proofreadthey flirt with your wife

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    I enjoyed The Rest of the Robots Robot #02 much than I enjoyed I RobotI found parallels to the movie AI in this novel in the form of the robot Tony A pleasure bot in the making that one isI found the short story about Jupiter and the Jovians to be uirky and funny and really enjoyed reading itI also very much enjoyed the device used to hold the entire set of short stories together I learned things I never knew about Ma

  5. says:

    Another collection of short stories listed below along with my rating Robot AL 76 Goes Astray 2 Victory Unintentional 5 superbe story my favorite in this collection First Law 35 very short Let's Get Together 45 Satisfactio

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    As the title saysie The rest this book contains short stories related to robots that couldn't fit into I Robot I was initially somewhat reticent about the uality of the stories; the title made me think they'd be like discarded stuff that someone thought they could monetizePerhaps it was the stories in a story scenario whi

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    More Stories About the Mechanical Men21 February 2019 For those who are interested I have finally located that list which suggests the order that one should read all of Asimov’s books and short stories or at least the books that deal with the robot and the empire stories namely because Asimov decided that he would actually connect the two universes when he returned to writing fiction later on in his life Mind you there are a few

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    This second collection of Asimov's robot short stories contains 8 stories that were originally published between 1941 and 1956 Asimov has written and introduction and a short preface to each story Like I Robot this collection is meant to provide an historical background for Asimov's robot novels which start with The Caves of Steel followed by The Naked Sun The Robots of Dawn and Robots and EmpireCertainly some of these

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    First published in Britain in 1963 this collection contains some of the most classic robot stories ever written in science fiction and represents if you like the grand daddy of robot lore from which all other robot stories were begatDivided into three parts The Coming of Robots The Laws of Robotics and Susan Calvin the collection

  10. says:

    Issac Asimov is a master of the art of narration Not even one story in the book is just ok In fact all the stories are uniue and catchy

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