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10 thoughts on “Robot Dreams

  1. says:

    Isaac Asimov s Robot Dreams is a wonderful collection of short stories from one of the most influential writers of science fiction Many of Asimov s stories are deceptively simple even though they re not all actually tied together by theme despite the title , they have a cumulative power I found myself reading one after the other and becoming engrossed in each successive story It doesn t feel like Asimov builds worlds Rather, in the way he focuses on scientists, corporations and bureaucrats, he reveals worlds and technologies which have been firmly in place for decades This is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys Asimov s longer works like the Foundation Series It s also interesting to read Asimov s stories as a prophetic vision of our future.


  2. says:

    Robot Dreams, Isaac Asimov Robot Dreams 1986 is a collection of science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie The title story is about Susan Calvin s discovery of a robot with rather disturbing dreams It was written specifically for this volume and inspired by the McQuarrie cover illustration All of the other stories had previously appeared in various other Asimov collections Four of the stories are robot stories, while five are Multivac stories 1994 1373 398 20 .


  3. says:

    Short story collections are always a mixed bag, but the stories here that are brilliant, perceptive, satirical and illuminating make up for the ones that I thought were just ok Despite the title, robots are not featured in many of the stories, but they did contain computers, aliens, social science, Neanderthals, memory enhancing drugs and bees A very entertaining group of stories.


  4. says:

    Superbly enjoyable for a lover of science fiction as I am The different stories are generally easy to follow and the plots are very original so that you never find it boring I find it amazing the way Asimov combines fiction with real life topics and great existential questions He presents many scientific concepts with great pedagogy for science beginners My favorite stories are Robot Dreams, Sally and the Ugly Little boy.


  5. says:

    While reading these stories, I wouldn t have discribed them as breathtaking Looking back though, after having read the whole book There s just something about them I know stories like The Ugly Little Boy and Lest We Rememeber will stick with me for a long time to come and the story Hostess , I think, will actually end up inspiring what I m writing nowThere s just something about Asimov You guys will know what I mean Though you can t put your finger on it at times, sometimes authors just have that bit of something magical that sticks in your heart and brainCheck out some Asimov when you get the time


  6. says:

    The title implies that many or most of the stories in this collection will be about robots Not so Most of them aren t, in fact Instead, it s a much wider spectrum of Asimov s science fiction writing Usually, collections of short stories are mixed Some are better than others, and some just aren t worth reading That just isn t the case here There wasn t a single story that I felt like skipping at any point True, some of them were standouts, even in a uniformly good collection Absolutely worth reading, cover to cover.


  7. says:

    Dang Many of these are not robot stories I mean, I love Asimov, period, but I really wanted a big old sustained dose of interpretations misinterpretations of the three laws.Also, most of the stories seemed and probably were familiar Time to let this one go I, Robot, is the first collection of short stories Second is The Rest of the Robots Robot Dreams only has one new story in it The Complete Robot is reported to be truly complete.


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    This 1986 collection is a solid assortment of science fiction stories spanning the breadth of Isaac Asimov s career Over half of them were new to me, but long time fans may be disappointed that only the title story is original to this volume, and all the stories appear in at least one other Asimov collection I listened to the audiobook narrated by George Guidall The narration was excellent Guidall has a great vocal range However, I was disappointed the audiobook, which claims to be unabridged, did not include Asimov s original introduction It s an excellent essay in which Asimov discusses his track record for predicting the future and how his robots evolved after microchip technology became available Despite the title, this book does not primarily focus on Asimov s famed robot stories There are only four proper robot stories There are also many Multivac stories, which are set in the same continuity In an introduction to The Complete Robot, Asimov established he considered at least some of the Multivac stories to be robot stories He also said that The Last Answer , while not a robot story per se, contains the ultimate end of where robotics can take mankind Here are my individual story reviews Little Lost Robot 1947 When a rogue and dangerous robot attempts to hide itself among other identical units, Susan Calvin must use her wits to identify it This is a chilling look at the consequences of using sentient machines as slave labor It was also the basis for one of the memorable scenes in the movie version of I, Robot Robot Dreams 1986 An experimental robot develops unconscious desires and the ability to dream like a human Susan Calvin becomes alarmed when she learns the robot dreams of itself as a man leading all other robots out of bondage This was one of Asimov s last robot stories, and it was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards despite a rather obvious and abrupt ending It mines the same robot as menace fears as Little Lost Robot , The Tercentenary Incident and That Thou Are Mindful of Him Breeds There a Man 1951 A genius scientist becomes convinced he is being manipulated by an alien force that conspires not to let humanity progress too far or too fast Whenever civilizations push beyond the imposed boundaries, these aliens use war or disease to bring us back in line I liked how this story weaved a cyclic view of history into its hypothesis Hostess 1951 A recently married biologist invites an alien to stay at her home, but her policeman husband becomes increasingly suspicious and violent This is one of the few Asimov stories to depict extraterrestrial life It features an impressive amount of world building centered around alien biology and an unknown parasitic intelligence that evolved in symbiosis with man i.e., the serpent in the garden An entire novel could have been written based on these characters and ideas Sally 1953 Imagines a future world where cars are fitted with AI brains How would they feel about the humans who drive them How would they protect themselves This story is unique for Asimov fans for two reasons 1 The Three Laws of Robotics are not in effect, and 2 the story makes a surprising transition from robots as pathos to robots as menace This is very entertaining Also published in a standalone illustrated children s edition in 1989 Strikebreaker 1957 A sociologist visits a small planetoid where a caste driven society has adapted to living beneath the surface He intervenes when the family in charge of human waste reclamation demands equal rights and threatens to stop work This story is ok, but it seemed like too strong a milieu to squander on a parable with a simplistic moral lesson The Machine that Won the War 1961 Multivac is widely believed to have engineered human victory in an interstellar war However, in the afterglow of their success, one engineer admits to falsifying data to correct for what he saw as human bias A general admits to not always following the computer s advice, anyway This is a slight, unimpressive tale Eyes Do More Than See 1965 A trillion years in the future, humans have long since evolved into energy beings Two of them are overcome with longing and despair when they remember the beauty of the bodies they left behind A simple but elegant, almost poetic story I think that Arthur C Clarke invented the notion of humans evolving into energy in Childhood s End The Martian Way 1952 After public opinion on Earth turns against subsidizing space colonization, Martian colonies must find a way to become self sustaining and independent by harnessing the ice rings of Saturn Not only is this is an superb example of hard science fiction from the 50 s, it also makes a social commentary through its Joe McCarthy inspired politician character Asimov also here predicted the euphoric practice of the spacewalk which he called a space float Since as early as the 1930 s, fiction writers have used the conquest of Mars as a convenient way to talk about colonialism, but this may have been one of the earliest stories to depict political struggles between Earth and the 3rd generation descendants of human colonists on other planets This trope is, of course, now the backbone of popular sci fi series like The Expanse and Red Rising Franchise 1955 In the year 2008, the outcome of all American political elections are determined by Multivac The great computer chooses one citizen who is most representative of the populace, and then runs him through a series of psychological evaluations to determine the will of the nation Also published in a standalone illustrated children s edition in 1989 Jokester 1956 Multivac is asked where jokes originate from, and why do humans find them funny, but the answer threatens to eradicate humor from the universe This is a fun story that makes use of the author s well known love of joke telling The Last Question 1956 Throughout thousands of years of human history, Multivac puzzles whether there is a way to reverse entropy in the cosmos This is without a doubt my favorite Asimov short story Does a Bee Care 1957 An alien born on Earth walks among us for over 8,000 years using telepathic powers to subtly nudge humanity toward advanced technology and space flight, which will eventually carry him home This story has a great central idea, but the execution feels rushed and underdeveloped Light Verse 1973 An eccentric widow is known for her brilliant light sculptures but they are actually the product of a robot with a malfunctioning positronic mind This story appears in multiple Asimov collections I ve encountered it three times before Decent, but predictable The Feeling of Power 1958 Having grown over reliant on computers, men of the future are thrilled to rediscover basic mathematic concepts such as how to multiply and divide by hand I thought this was a shallow satire, but Asimov was proud of it because in it he predicted the invention of the calculator which he called a pocket computer and also the decline of math skills that has resulted from its widespread use Spell My Name With an S 1958 A mathematician who specializes in future prediction models convinces Marshall Zebatinsky he can alter the downward trajectory of his professional life just by changing the first letter of his last name It turns out he can save the world from nuclear annihilation, too This story is surprisingly well plotted, but I did not care for the jokey twist ending The Ugly Little Boy 1958 Nurse Edith Fellowes is hired to take care of a Neanderthal child brought to our time and forced to live a stasis bubble This was one of Asimov s favorite stories, but I found it too maudlin Later expanded into a full length novel by Robert Silverberg The Billiard Ball 1967 James Priss is a respected theoretician, and Edward Bloom is an inventor who has profited from finding practical applications of Priss theories They feud for decades, until one of them ends up dead during an experiment This story combines the author s love of physics and murder mysteries to produce a unique and entertaining tale True Love 1977 A man uses a sentient program to find his true love out of all the women on the planet I was impressed with this story because the algorithm sounded very similar to how modern online dating sites work This story also had a funny twist ending The Last Answer 1980 An atheist meets God in the afterlife and discovers what possible purpose would compel an all knowing eternal deity to create life and the universe The story raises some interesting theological questions amidst a slew of logical wrangling questions such as how can a being with infinite knowledge ever really know if His knowledge is complete Lest We Remember 1982 A young man agrees to an experimental treatment that improves his memory to perfect recall His abilities allow him to attain impressive feats of intelligence but it also increases his ambition to dangerous levels This story explores the differences between knowledge accumulation of facts and intelligence ability to apply insight and correlate information as well as the role of emotional intelligence in human interactions These same themes have been dealt with in better stories such as Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes and The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang.


  9. says:

    If you have not read a single word penned by Issac Asimov and if you consider yourself a fan of science fictionthat would be scandalous , then this is the work to start with It s a primer on everything that is wonderful extraordinary about Asmiov s writing his remarkable view of the future, his fluid prose, his unshakable faith in mankindboth as a race, and as individuals Reading these stories is a constant reminder of just how much the genre owes to his genius, whether it be the in the works of the authors who followed him, or the visual images he inspired Without Asimov, there would be no Star Trek, no Star Wars, no Babylon 5, no Battlestar Galacticaand this collection hammers that realization home Sheer literary joy from cover to cover.


  10. says:

    Asimov is at home in the novel or the short story This is an enjoyable collection of stories that deal with A.I as reflected in robots or computers Not all stories have robots which is a little misleading from the cover and title, but hey you can t judge a book by it s The first story deals with a theme of which Asimov is the master storyteller of, i.e robot mysteries Very cool story Another favorite, dealt with retired a.i cars and their caretaker Also several reviews mention, The Final Question this was one of the philosophical stories and one of the best.Enjoyable read for Asimov fans.


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