Book Review: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

It’s your fiction that interests me. Your studies of the interplay of human motives and emotion

I’ve been venturing into unknown things this year a bit and this brought me to the short stories of I, Robot. The movie is sort of based on it, but has not much to do with them. But I did like both.

Book Review: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov


Title & Author: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Genre: Science-Fiction, Classic
Release Date: December 2 1950
Series: Robot
Publisher: Spectra


The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world

I give I, Robot by Isaac Asimov four out of five hearts. I liked the world a lot and the three laws of robotics are very visible in the stories. It kept things interesting and structured.

I could see these stories were written some time ago because they did have a lot of the things that people do not like anymore, like predictability. But it was in a way fun to to read them.

The introduction chapter to the novel tries to tie the stories within the novel and this made it pretty fun because otherwise the short stories would just been a bunch of stories barely hanging together.

Reading this novel made we want to delve in the Robot universe of Isaac Asimov. Let me know what you think about the novels!

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If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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