A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike. The guardian i, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, Robot, forever changed the world’s perception of artificial intelligence. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov formulated the laws governing robots’ behavior.
Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor. 3 a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. 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 Spectra Books.
I, Robot #ad - 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. 2 a robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
The Caves of Steel The Robot SeriesSpectra #ad - But when a prominent spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Hard science fiction. A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.
Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Science fiction. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the “r” stood for robot—and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim! Isaac Asimov. Isaac asimov’s robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.
The Caves of Steel The Robot Series #ad - Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.
The Robots of Dawn The Robot SeriesSpectra #ad - Isaac Asimov. A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac asimov's robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.
Detective elijah baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. Hard science fiction. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice.
The Robots of Dawn The Robot Series #ad - This time baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance. Daneel olivaw, must prove the man innocent. Science fiction. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime.
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Now baley and olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence! Isaac Asimov. A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.
The Naked Sun The Robot Series #ad - On the beautiful outer world planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049Del Rey #ad - Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. The naked sun the Robot Series by Isaac Asimov. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. A masterpiece ahead of its time, the world war has killed millions, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, a prescient rendering of a dark future, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet.
Those who remain covet any living creature, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, and for people who can’t afford one, birds, cats, sheep. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Rick deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them.
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Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art FormSeven Stories Press #ad - Isaac Asimov. Indie game designer extraordinaire anna Anthropy makes an ardent plea for the industry to move beyond the corporate systems of production and misogynistic culture and to support games that represent a wider variety of human experiences. Science fiction. Part critical essay, part diy guide, and altogether unprecedented, part manifesto, Rise of the Videogame Zinesters shows why the multi-billion dollar videogame industry needs to change—and how a new generation of artists can change it.
The naked sun the Robot Series by Isaac Asimov. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Anna’s newest game, an autobiographical game about her experiences with hormone replacement therapy, has been featured in The Penny Arcade, IndieGames, Dys4ia, and TigSource.
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Babel-17 / Empire StarVintage #ad - Isaac Asimov. Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction. Hard science fiction. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Spellbinding and smart, both novels are testimony to Delany’s vast and singular talent. Babel-17, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack.
Author of the bestselling Dhalgren and winner of four Nebulas and one Hugo, Samuel R. Vintage Books. For the first time, the tale of comet jo, babel-17 is published as the author intended with the short novel Empire Star, a simple-minded teen thrust into a complex galaxy when he’s entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world.
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FoundationBantam Spectra Books #ad - Foundation. He calls this sanctuary the Foundation. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Now it is dying. Science fiction. Vintage Books. Hard science fiction. The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme.
Isaac Asimov. And mankind’s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves—or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction. The naked sun the Robot Series by Isaac Asimov. To preserve knowledge and save humanity, seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations.
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Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, the omnipresence of an "indian mafia" in silicon valley, the machismo of tech geeks, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code?Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art.
Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty #ad - Science fiction. The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer codingVikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology.
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Classics of Western PhilosophyHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Isaac Asimov. Hackett. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Vintage Books. Foundation. But the eighth edition offers exciting new content as well: plato's laches complete, all previously omitted sections of Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, new selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics on courage, Descartes' Discourse on Method complete, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics complete.
These additions―with no offsetting deletion of content of the seventh edition―yield an anthology of unrivaled versatility, the only one to offer the complete texts of: both Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, both Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason.
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