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  • ISBN-13: 9780553293357
  • ISBN: 0553293354
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Publisher: Bantam Books

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Asimov, Isaac

SUMMARY

Isaac Asimov's Robot series and Foundation series comprise some of the greatest classics in their genre. They probe the questions of technology and destiny, war and politics that have captured readers' imaginations for generations. I, Robot,the first and most widely read book in Asimov's Robot series, is a collection of nine stories that forever changed the world's perception of artificial intelligence. Here are stories of sensitive robots, robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, prankster robots, and closeted robots that secretly dominate politics. Chronicling the robot's development from primitive prototype to ultimate perfection, I, Robotblends scientific fact with science fiction in Asimov's provocative style. Foundation, Foundation and Empire,and Second Foundationtell the story of Hari Seldon, a brilliant visionary who synthesized history, psychology, and mathematical probability to shape a bold commandment for the future and steer humanity through a series of brutal eras. Following the collapse of a Galactic Empire, Hari gathered together the top scientists and scholars on a bleak planet at the very edge of the Galaxy in order to preserve the accumulated knowledge of mankind. He called his sanctuary the Foundation and designed it to withstand a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that would last for the next thirty thousand years. But not even Hari could have predicted the intense barbarism lurking in space, or the birth of an extraordinary creature whose mutant intelligence would destroy all that Hari held dear. The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your reading of these four classics written by one of the most widely recognized fiction authors of our time. I, Robot Isaac Asimov 0-553-29438-5 (paperback) 0-553-80370-0 (hardcover) Foundation Isaac Asimov 0-553-29335-4 (paperback) 0-553-80371-9 (hardcover) Foundation and Empire Isaac Asimov 0-553-29337-0 (paperback) 0-553-80372-7 (hardcover) Second Foundation Isaac Asimov 0-553-29336-2 (paperback) 0-553-80373-5 (hardcover)Asimov, Isaac is the author of 'Foundation', published 1991 under ISBN 9780553293357 and ISBN 0553293354.

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