- The Rest of the Robots
The Rest of the Robots (
1964) is a collection of eight short storiesand two full-length novels by Isaac Asimov. The stories, centred on positronic robots, are all part of the Robot Series, most of which take place in the Foundation universe. Another collection of short stories about robots, " I, Robot", was re-published in the previous year, which is why Asimov chose to title the collection as "The Rest of the Robots". None of the short stories in this collection were in "I, Robot", however all of them were later included in " The Complete Robot", and both novels about Elijah Baleywere also published separately.
The texts in the collection were grouped into 4 chapters, differentiating their central themes. The first chapter, "The Coming of the Robots" included some of Asimov's earliest robot stories, where the
Three Laws of Roboticswere not yet explicitly defined. The following chapter, "The Laws of Robotics", included stories that were written after the explicit formulation of the three laws, however both stories include elements that place them outside the Foundation universe. In the story " First Law", aliens and direct disobedience of the First Law of Robotics are described, while in the other story, " Let's Get Together", robots are used as weapons in the Cold War. The story " Victory Unintentional" in the first chapter also falls outside the Foundation canon, due to the mention of aliens.
The 3rd chapter, "Susan Calvin" includes stories where robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin makes an appearance. These four stories are representative of Asimov's robot short stories, following his traditional themes of aversion and distrust of robots by the general public and issues arising from the robots' interpretation of the Three Laws. The final chapter, "Lije Baley", consists of the two novels with detective
Elijah Baley, whom Asimov affectionately calls Lije.
While the original hardcover edition of this book included the two novels, some paperback editions have included only the eight short stories. Some of these shorter paperback editions, but not all, have been called "Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots".
In 2002, the story "Satisfaction Guaranteed" was adapted for the
BBC Radio 4"Afternoon Play" slot.
* "The Coming of the Robots"
Robot AL-76 Goes Astray" (1941)
Victory Unintentional" (1942)
* "The Laws of Robotics"
First Law" (1956)
Let's Get Together" (1957)
* "Susan Calvin"
** "Satisfaction Guaranteed" (1951)
** "Risk" (1955)
** "Lenny" (1958)
Galley Slave" (1957)
* "Lije Baley"
The Caves of Steel" (1953)
The Naked Sun" (1956)
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Rest Home for Robots — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rest Home for Robots Compilación de Cornbugs Publicación 20 de abril de 2005 Género(s) Música e … Wikipedia Español
Rest Home for Robots — Infobox Album Name = Rest Home For Robots Type = Compilation album Artist = Cornbugs |225px Released = April 20, 2005 Genre = Experimental Length = 56:40 Label = TDRSmusic Producer = Reviews = Last album = Donkey Town (2004) This album = Rest… … Wikipedia
The Robots of Dawn — infobox Book | name = The Robots of Dawn title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of first edition (hardcover) author = Isaac Asimov cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Robot genre = Science fiction novel… … Wikipedia
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer — Cover art Developer(s) Heavy Iron Studios Publisher(s) … Wikipedia
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary to Quintessential Phases — The Tertiary Phase , Quandary Phase and Quintessential Phase are radio adaptations of the books Life, the Universe and Everything , So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish and Mostly Harmless recorded in 2003 and 2004 by Above the Title Productions… … Wikipedia
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Primary and Secondary Phases — The terms Primary Phase and Secondary Phase describe the first two radio series of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy . [The spelling of Hitchhiker s Guide has varied in different editions. For consistency this article always spells it this way … Wikipedia
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell — Studio album by Buckethead Released April 20, 2004 … Wikipedia
The Martian Chronicles — … Wikipedia
The Krion Conquest — Front cover of The Krion Conquest package. Developer(s) Vic Tokai Publisher(s) Vic To … Wikipedia
The Man-Machine — Studio album by Kraftwerk Released May 1978 … Wikipedia