The Robots of Dawn

Called to the Spacer world to solve a case of roboticide, New York City detective Elijah Baley teams up with humanoid robot R. Daneel Olivaw to prove that the prime suspect, a renowned roboticist, is innocent of the crime. Reprint.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553299496

Category: Fiction

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Called to the Spacer world to solve a case of roboticide, New York City detective Elijah Baley teams up with humanoid robot R. Daneel Olivaw to prove that the prime suspect, a renowned roboticist, is innocent of the crime. Reprint.



The Robots of Dawn

The robot had waited for Baley's quick gesture before placing its hand upon the same pole. It might as well have remained standing without a grip—it would not have been difficult to maintain balance—but Baley wanted to take no chance of ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307490246

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.


An Asimov Companion

This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries.

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786498234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.

HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog 682

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Author: Sandra Palomino

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 9781599672175

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Aliens Robots Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H P Lovecraft Isaac Asimov and William Gibson

When Asimov came to write The Robots of Dawn, however, he uses the term “humaniform” exclusively to refer to robots like Daneel Olivaw, as opposed to Giskard Reventlov and the other humanoids that are the focus of this chapter.

Author: John L. Steadman

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789045118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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H. P. Lovecraft’s aliens are extra-terrestrial, terrestrial & trans-dimensional entities, totally unlike any other aliens in science fiction literature. In contrast, Isaac Asimov's and William Gibson’s aliens are human created positronic robots and virtual reality constructs, or 'idols'. Lovecraft’s great theme is alien indifferentism, tinged with a malevolence that escalates into an existential, apocalyptic threat against humankind, while for Asimov and Gibson, alien inclusionism is the norm. The robots and the VR idols integrate into society and their influence appears to be beneficial. But this is only on the surface. In this book, John L. Steadman demonstrates that there is ultimately little difference between alien indifferentism and alien inclusionism in the fictional works of these three great writers. For in fact, the robots and the VR idols evolve into monsters whose actions bring about outcomes which are every bit as terrifying as anything in Lovecraft’s work. Humans tend to be isolates ('alien'-ated). The reader is invited to question this, and to consider the possibility that an alien perspective, or platform, might, perhaps, be crucial if we intend on seeing ourselves clearly and understanding exactly what it means to be human.


Minding the Future

This society is the planet Solaria, which is featured in the novels The Naked Sun (1957) and The Robots of Dawn (1983), and the Foundation universe [35–37]. On Solaria, each human lives entirely isolated in a giant mansion, ...

Author: Barry Dainton

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030642690

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Robots Muder

A collection of science fiction short stories that take place in the Galaxy.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780739407011

Category: Baley, Elijah (Fictitious character)

Page: 745

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A collection of science fiction short stories that take place in the Galaxy.

An Asimov Companion

Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries Donald E. Palumbo C.W. Sullivan III ... R. Jander Panell, R. Ernett Second, and R. Giskard Reventlov [I, Robot, “Liar”; The Robots of Dawn; Robots and Empire].

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov’s metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov’s science fiction oeuvre.

Robots in American Popular Culture

(story) 146 Robots Have No Tails (story collection) 144 The Robots of Dawn (novel) 239 “Robots of the World! Arise!” (story) “Robot's Return” (story) 138 Robots, Robots Everywhere! (children's picture book) 229 Robots: The Recent A.I. ...

Author: Steve Carper

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476670412

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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 They are invincible warriors of steel, silky-skinned enticers, stealers of jobs and lovable goofball sidekicks. Legions of robots and androids star in the dream factories of Hollywood and leer on pulp magazine covers, instantly recognizable icons of American popular culture. For two centuries, we have been told tales of encounters with creatures stronger, faster and smarter than ourselves, making us wonder who would win in a battle between machine and human. This book examines society’s introduction to robots and androids such as Robby and Rosie, Elektro and Sparko, Data, WALL-E, C-3PO and the Terminator, particularly before and after World War II when the power of technology exploded. Learn how robots evolved with the times and then eventually caught up with and surpassed them.

Science Fiction and Futurism

In The Robots of Dawn, Vasilia orders four of her robots to dismantle the humaniform robot Daneel Olivaw. They cannot, however, move to obey her command until Daneel admits he is a robot and not the human being he resembles (293).

Author: Ace G. Pilkington

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Science and science fiction have become inseparable—with common stories, interconnected thought experiments, and shared language. This reference book lays out that relationship and its all-but-magical terms and ideas. Those who think seriously about the future are changing the world, reshaping how we speak and how we think. This book fully covers the terms that collected, clarified and crystallized the futurists’ ideas, sometimes showing them off, sometimes slowing them down, and sometimes propelling them to fame and making them the common currency of our culture. The many entries in this encyclopedic work offer a guided tour of the vast territories occupied by science fiction and futurism. In his Foreword, David Brin says, “Provocative and enticing? Filled with ‘huh!’ moments and leads to great stories? That describes this volume.”

Up Through an Empty House of Stars

1985 Isaac Asimov - The Robots of Dawn (1983) Asimov's robot/detective novels of the fifties - The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun - are fondly remembered. They had their problems, like stylistic flatness and awkward points which had ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1592240550

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination

colonize the Galaxy while the robot-dependent Spacer worlds are left to themselves. As usual with Asimov's narratives, the emphasis in The Robots of Dawn is on intellectual problem solving, and particularly on who can best interpret ...

Author: Russell Blackford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319616854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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In this highly original book, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity’s moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the 19th century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world. Along with the developments described in modern science fiction - space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few - come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. His fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact. “This is a seasoned, balanced analysis of a major issue in our thinking about the future, seen through the lens of science fiction, a central art of our time. Everyone from humanists to technologists should study these ideas and examples. Blackford’s book is wise and savvy, and a delight to read as well.” Greg Benford, author of Timescape.

Uncovering Lives

... he's working on another novel, tentatively titled The Black Sun (Jack Williamson, personal communication, March 12, 1994.) Chapter Nine Asimov as Acrophobe 1. Isaac Asimov (1983). The Robots of Dawn (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday).

Author: Alan C. Elms

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Psychobiography is often attacked by critics who feel that it trivializes complex adult personalities, "explaining the large deeds of great individuals," as George Will wrote, "by some slight the individual suffered at a tender age--say, 7, when his mother took away a lollipop." Worse yet, some writers have clearly abused psychobiography--for instance, to grind axes from the right (Nancy Clinch on the Kennedy family) or from the left (Fawn Brodie on Richard Nixon)--and others have offered woefully inept diagnoses (such as Albert Goldman's portrait of Elvis Presley as a "split personality" and a "delusional paranoid"). And yet, as Alan Elms argues in Uncovering Lives, in the hands of a skilled practitioner, psychobiography can rival the very best traditional biography in the insights it offers. Elms makes a strong case for the value of psychobiography, arguing in large part from example. Indeed, most of the book features Elms's own fascinating case studies of over a dozen prominent figures, among them Sigmund Freud (the father of psychobiography), B.F. Skinner, Isaac Asimov, L. Frank Baum, Vladimir Nabokov, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Saddam Hussein, and Henry Kissinger. These profiles make intriguing reading. For example, Elms discusses the fiction of Isaac Asimov in light of the latter's acrophobia (fear of heights) and mild agoraphobia (fear of open spaces)--and Elms includes excerpts from a series of letters between himself and Asimov. He reveals an unintended subtext of The Wizard of Oz--that males are weak, females are strong (think of Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Lion, and the Wizard, versus the good and bad witches and Dorothy herself)--and traces this in part to Baum's childhood heart disease, which kept him from strenuous activity, and to his relationship with his mother-in-law, Matilda Joslyn Gage, a distinguished advocate of women's rights. And in a fascinating chapter, he examines the abused childhood of Saddam Hussein, the privileged childhood of George Bush, and the radically different psychological paths that led these two men into the Persian Gulf War. Elms supports each study with extensive research, much of it never presented before--for instance, on how some of the most revealing portions of C.G. Jung's autobiography were deleted in spite of his protests before publication. Along the way, Elms provides much insight into how psychobiography is written. Finally, he proposes clear guidelines for judging high quality work, and offers practical tips for anyone interested in writing in this genre. Written with great clarity and wit, Uncovering Lives illuminates the contributions that psychology can make to biography. Elms's enthusiasm for his subject is contagious and will inspire would-be psychobiographers as well as win over the most hardened skeptics.

Foundation s Triumph

[The Robots of Dawn] 2 years later Baleycarries out investigation on Aurora accompanied byDaneel Olivaw and Giskard Reventlov—a telepathic robot. Auroralets Earth colonize new planets. Giskard suggestsEarthfolk must build their new ...

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405514426

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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As for me, I am finished.' With these words, a frail, dying Hari Seldon completes his life's work. The old man has just recorded messages for the Time Vault of the First Foundation. Psychohistory's Seldon Plan is unleashed, propelled by the ponderous momentum of destiny. Younger hands will now take up the task. For the first time in his life, Seldon is no longer watched, nurtured and guided by robots and he retires to a corner of the Imperial Park to garden. The Seldon plan has three possible outcomes. None of them fills him with joy but he is consoled by the thought that any of the three is better than the chaos that would have happened without him. But the future still holds some surprises for Hari Seldon...

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human computer Interaction

The robots of dawn. New York: Ballantine. Bainbridge, W. S. (1986). Dimensions of science fiction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Baum, L. F. (1904). The marvelous ozama ofOz. Chicago: Reilly and Britton. Bear, G. (2002).

Author: William Sims Bainbridge

Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 0974309125

Category: Computers

Page: 958

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Presents a collection of articles on human-computer interaction, covering such topics as applications, methods, hardware, and computers and society.

HSA Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog 6030

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Author: James Gannon

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 9781599673943

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