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Book Review – I, Robot

Last updated on 2012-12-09

I, Robot“, by Isaac Asimov, is on the first science fiction books I read, and in my memory it was a very good book. How sad that now that I read it again it seems very shallow.

“I, Robot” introduces the three laws of robotics and then tells a number of short stories about how some robots seemed to break them but in reality this was not the case. It tells us how the robots evolved and how their understanding of the three rules evolved with them. It feels much like typical american self-help books like “The Monk Who Sold HisĀ Ferrari” or “The Power of a Positive NO”, where one point is introduced in the first chapter and then repeated time and again from different angles in the rest of the book.

The language used and the storytelling is very simple, which is probably one of the reasons that I liked it so much when I was young. I would assume that a book like necromancer would have been hard for me to read and may have killed my later love for science fiction. So overall it is a good read, simple and fun.

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