I, Robot.

By: Asimov, Isaac

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Classic sf robot stories. Some of these robot stories were adapted for the BBC television series Out of the Unknown. Although Harlan Ellison wrote a screenplay for I, Robot in 1978 - eventually published as I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (1994) - the film I, Robot (2004) is unrelated to this script and connected only distantly to Asimov's stories.

''..it was the third story of the Robot series, ''Liar!'' (May 1941 Astounding), that saw the introduction of the Three Laws of Robotics, whose formulation Asimov credited essentially to Campbell, but which Campbell credited essentially to Asimov. The Laws helped put paid to the increasingly worn-out pulp-magazine convention that the robot was an inimical metal monster; they allowed Asimov to argue a plausible alternative for the 1940s with his creation of Positronic Robots; and the Laws generated a large number of stories in which - in lawyerly fashion - various loopholes might be probed and exploited. The early stories in the sequence tend, as a consequence, to treat the history of the robot as a series of conundrums to be solved; these early tales were assembled as I, ROBOT (coll of linked stories 1950)'' (John Clute & Malcolm J. Edwards/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: I, Robot.

Author Name: Asimov, Isaac

Categories: Other,

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Grayson & Grayson: London.: 1952.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Page edges browning, an almost fine copy in a G/ VG (bright, unfaded) price-clipped dustjacket with spine and corner tips edge wear (imcluding several small closed tears and nicks), and light dust-soiling along the rear flap fold.

Seller ID: 17254