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    Like the most I read the short story Bicentennial Man first and quite recently too This still hasn t diminished my enjoyment of the book Asimov himself declared this his penultimate and favorite robot story and I find that it is mine too Now, one can say that Silverberg just bloated up the story up to a full book which is basically true But it also enriched the experience, primarily he given all the characters depth in a way that Asimov never could Now we must all begrudgingly agree that Asimov isn t a particularly good writer I remember when I first started reading the Foundation series I was surprised by the simplicity of his characters especially when it came to presenting their inner thoughts To me this was particularly obvious because previously I read the Ender series and I couldn t simply ignore his writing But Asimov was a great SF writer, he brought to our minds some of the greatest ideas and concepts that captivate us to this day and put those first Near the end of his career his writing did improve and he managed to write his most beautiful and touching robot story And just like the first time I read the short story I was truly moved again after reading it in this form.


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    Zaista prelepa prica Dirljiva i poucna Dao sam joj cetiri zvezdice jer je u knjizi Sabrani Roboti vec ispricana na nekih dvadesetak strana a da nista u odnosu na ovo prosireno izdanje nije zafalilo Poenta je tu, sva kljucna osecanja su tu Robert Silverberg ju je verovatno zbog kvaliteta same ideje odlucio da nafiluje kako bi se objavila kao posebno delo Hvala mu na tome.


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    Post Listen Review I love how Isaac Asimov came up with the classic three laws of robotics and then spent so much of his writing figuring out ways to bend those laws or to make things fit into them in surprising ways This is a beautiful story of a robot who becomes a man It sounds silly on the surface but it brings up large questions on what life means Not only that, it is kind of astounding how many things mentioned in this book would have seemed extremely far off in the future at the time of writing but that we now have We actually have robots doing work we don t want to do, from roombas to I.E.D detecting devices to mechanical arms in factories We have centralized computer devices completing complex tasks for us regulating stop lights and traffic patterns that reach out to tell other machines what to do We have phones that are intelligent than we are We have robotic prosthetic limbs and organs We may not have a moon colony but we have noted politicians actually talking about one like it is a certainty Even if that politician is a bit whacky About the only thing we are truly missing is the positronic brain I feel like that is just a matter of time For those reasons, I don t find the idea that we might have mechanical men doing our needed work, interacting with us and even gaining a soul all that far fetched I found the story of Andrew Martin to be engaging and exciting and just a great science fiction classic One that might move away from being fiction at any time.Pre Listen Guess I remember reading this and really enjoying it in High School I am sure this will be good.


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    Much, much than just a sci fi story, with references to psychology, human condition, subjugation slavery, politics, prejudice, aspirations, etc Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness


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    ndep rt ndu de liniile clasice ale SF ului, Asimov abordeaz prin Omul pozitronic infinitele implica ii ale umanit ii Ce define te de fapt omul Care sunt elementele care l diferen iaz pe acesta de alte creaturi i crea ii Ce nseamn a fi viu, a fi liber, a fi capabil s i cau i fericirea i care sunt limitele libert ii individuale S a spus c doar un om poate fi liber Eu nu cred c i adev rat Mi se pare c numai acela care i dore te libertatea, care tie de existen a acestui concept i l dore te cu toat voin a lui poate avea dreptul la ea Eu sunt o asemenea persoan Desigur, nu sunt un om Niciodat n am afirmat a a ceva Cu toate acestea, mi doresc libertatea. Dac e ti om, i spusese Andrew, faci parte dintr un lan uria , un lan suspendat peste perioade imense de timp, care te leag de to i aceia dinaintea ta i de dup tine Cu timpul, n elegi c zalele individuale ale timpului pot pieri mai exact, trebuie s piar ns lan ul n sine se re nnoie te permanent i va supravie ui. Omul pozitronic este povestea unui robot care i dore te s devin om, povestea unei permanente c ut ri a esen ei umane.Mie mi a pl cut, mi a pl cut mult de tot


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    I had suspected, and feared, that this would be one of those books which would take a good story and build on it, just for the purpise of it, making the story tasteless, bland I m glad to say that this was not one of those.Andrew Martin s story is heartwarming, whereas at the same time it rings of the truth, of the irrational fears and activities of human mind, and on the other hand, how the proper action by a few people at the right times could make history.And Andrew Martin s struggle to achieve his dreams, can never be justified with words I would rather die as a man than live eternally as a robot.


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    This was unbelievably awesome, and I m not really surprised, since I haven t read something by Asimov that I haven t enjoyed tremendously But this was pure brilliance engaging, intriguing and incredibly moving This is one of the books that really stay with you I could write a lengthy review, praising it and I still wouldn t be able to do it justice but I ll just settle for a few points 1 I ve heard a few people say Isaac Asimov s work is outdated and no longer relatable whatever that means, I for one have never allowed the degree of how much I can relate or not to a book spoil my enjoyment of a good story And while I agree we re not confronting ourselves with the situation described in the book might only be a matter of time, though, who knows there are plenty of themes that touch today s society I mean prejudice fear of those who are different from us the need to define what is conventional like what is human, in the book We have those in plenty, don t we In fact, I kinda actually look forward to the day Asimov and other science fiction writers will no longer be relevant It might mean society will be less messed up than it is now.2 It s a bit strange to see this sometimes described as a children s book All right, a young reader could enjoy it, I suppose I m afraid I wouldn t have, as a child I preferred adventure in my books and don t even get me started on the ending There are a lot of aspects, though, that a mature reader would enjoy and could reflect on Don t get me wrong, I have no problem with children s books But there s a bit of a patronising attitude sometimes to them like they re not complex enough Well, there s no reason for anyone to be patronising about this book It had plenty of complex points, in my view.3 It s strange, I could never really connect with Asimov s characters before But Andrew Martin is a pretty awesome character and it was a smart move presenting things from his viewpoint.All in all, it was a pretty enjoyable read both fun and thought provoking I could even accept the ending, because it made sense even though I wouldn t have as a child, which is why I m hesitant to call this a children s book Maybe 14 and upwards, I suppose.


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    Straight up scifi isn t a genre I usually read but I came across a copy of this book on audio and figured what the heck I m in a bit of a slump so maybe this will kick me out of it.So far, so good It s set in the future where helpful robots are a reality Model NDR113, or Andrew as his family names him, is contemplating a risky surgery when the book begins but we don t know what it is It then flips back to the past a bit and we meet him just as he s settling in with his family He seems to be part housekeeper and part babysitter and a trusted member of the family Someone tell me where I can sign up for an Andrew.Anyway, being a robot and all, Andrew must obey all commands and is constantly torn between Dad s orders and those of the little girls who he calls Miss and Little Miss The girls have ways of overriding Dad s commands and Andrew s programming often doesn t know what to do and the girls get their way And that s as far as I ve read I m surprised just how enjoyable this is because I m not a straight up scifi lover.Ok, almost finished This book, even though not my genre of choice, really surprised me I didn t find myself dozing off and it wasn t overly technical as I d mistakenly assumed It focused on Andrew the robot s struggles with being owned He seems to have some sort of a glitch that allows him to think less like a machine and like a human He has no rights and no free will but fortunately he has Little Miss and a whole lot of money and she forces her dad to fight to make Andrew a free robot Andrew now faces problems from a society fearful and prejudiced against robots and as he outlives his family he feels things no robot should My attention began to wane a bit during the last part of the book which spent a lot of time on the scifi aspects and legal battles of Andrew but overall it was a very engaging and thought provoking book that even made me tear up near the end I m glad I gave it a listen.


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    Andrew Martin The Positronic Man Robot, 0.6 Wait, haven t I seen this before Why yes, I have, in the guise of the Bicentennial Man.There were a few changes from this earlier version, the most noticeable being that the story takes pages to tell.I saw direct parallels with how modern society struggles to accept trans people and afford someone born biologically female man status, the same as society having trouble affording that status to Andrew because of the nature of his creation Man is, after all, a construct as the robot surgeon in The Positronic Man so clearly reveals by simply accepting Mr Martin as one due to fitting the required outward appearance So, too, is gender a construct in modern day.If you feel any sympathy for Mr Martin s desired state vs state of birth, give a thought to those who also would wish to be known as a man or a woman and treated as such Please


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