Robot Dreams

By Isaac Asimov
Read by George Guidall

14.57 Hours 08/21/2014 unabridged
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In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov—science writer, historian, and futurist—accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics, as seen in such popular books as I, Robot; Robots and Empire; and The Robots of Dawn. Robot Dreams spans the body of Asimov’s fiction from the 1940s to the mid ’80s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes—from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in “Little Lost Robot”; a woman’s talent for “Light Verse” overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; “The Last Question” presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered … and seventeen more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.

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In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov—science writer, historian, and futurist—accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics, as seen in such popular books as I, Robot; Robots and Empire; and The Robots of Dawn.

Robot Dreams spans the body of Asimov’s fiction from the 1940s to the mid ’80s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes—from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in “Little Lost Robot”; a woman’s talent for “Light Verse” overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; “The Last Question” presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered … and seventeen more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.

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Author Bio: Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) was born in the Soviet Union and came to the United States in 1923. He earned his PhD in chemistry in 1948, and in 1958 became a full-time writer. His writings include the Foundation Trilogy; I, Robot; Tomorrow’s Children; and numerous works of nonfiction touching on a range of scientific topics. Among his accolades are six Hugo awards, a SFWA Grand Master Award, and high praise from such luminaries as Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene Roddenberry.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 14.57
Audience: Adult
Edition: English