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This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart.
“A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike.”—The Guardian

I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, forever changed the world’s perception of artificial intelligence. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world—all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asimov’s trademark. 

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.

With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov formulated the laws governing robots’ behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future—a  future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.

“Tremendously exciting and entertaining . . . Asimov dramatizes an interesting question: How can we live with machines that, generation by generation, grow more intelligent than their creators and not eventually clash with our own invention?”—The Chicago Tribune

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
November 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Wes Hiatt ,

Classic mind grabbing

Amazingly it was nothing like the movie, despite Smith’s mug across the front page of the ebook.
Really though Isaac Asimov’s Robot series is a must have in any library, digital or not. IMHO

Am book reader ,

A true classic

Endures over the years. A man alone, maybe the last one, finds his old world is gone and there’s no place for him in the new one. PS Thank you Apple for putting out the four ACC Rama series. Was despairing of ever seeing them again

Siul1031 ,

The originator of robots does it best !

An amazing and very cerebral read with ideas far more complex than any movie portrays ! Read the book the movie is something entirely different and based only on the 3 Laws which govern all Asimov robot books !

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