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Lassic three laws of robotics and then spent so much of *writing figuring This was unbelievably awesome and I m not really surprised *figuring This was unbelievably awesome and I m really surprised I haven t read something by Asimov that I haven t njoyed tremendously But this was pure brilliance ngaging 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t be able to do it justice but I ll just settle for a few points1 I ve heard a few people say Isaac Asimov s work is outdated and no longer relatable whatever that means I for one have never allowed the degree of how much I can relate or not to a book spoil my njoyment of a good story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 now2 It s a bit strange to see this sometimes described as a "be less messed up than it is now2 It s a bit strange to see this sometimes described as a s book All right a young reader could Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 enjoy it I suppose I m afraid I wouldn t have as a child I preferred adventure in my books and don tven get me started on the Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist ending There are a lot of aspects though that a mature reader wouldnjoy 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 nough Well there s no reason for anyone to be patronising about this book It had plenty of complex points in my view3 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 viewpointAll in all it was a pretty njoyable read both fun and thought provoking I could ven accept the nding because it made sense Imaginary Runner 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 Andrew Martin The Positronic Man Robot 06 Wait haven t I seen this before Why yes I have in the guise of the Bicentennial ManThere were a few changes from thisarlier version the most noticeable being that the story takes pages to tellI 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 creat. Nizes life on Earth But to the Martin family their household robot NDR 113 is than a trusted friend a confidant a member of the family For through some unknown manufacturing glitch Andrew has been blessed with a capacity for love and a drive toward self awareness and devlopment that are almosthumanBut. .

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Much much than just a sci fi story with references to psychology human condition subjugationslavery politics prejudice aspirations tc Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness 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 itSo 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 AndrewAnyway being a robot and all Andrew must obey all commands and is constantly torn between Dad s orders and those of
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little girls who 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 njoyable this is because I m not a straight up scifi loverOk almost finished This book Fresh Water 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 veryngaging and thought provoking book that French Daguerreotypes even made me tear up near thend I m glad I gave it a listen The story on which this novel is based was one of my favorites in all of Asimov s robot stories Asimov and Silverberg mploy an admirable protagonist some hard SF and many parallels to our own journeys as *MEN AND WOMEN TO CHURN OUT AN AMAZINGLY READABLE *and women to churn out an amazingly readable book is simply an xapanding of Asimov s story The Bicentennial Man and a great one at that and probably my favorite work of Asimov s since I ve started reading himEven if you re not a fan of sci fi this is one of those books that you could read and be pleased with I recommend doing so Post Listen Review I love how Isaac Asimov came up with the Powerful and haunting The Positronic Man is an unforgettable novel that redefines Isaac Asimov's and Robert Silverberg's place among the greatest science fiction authors of all timeIn the twenty first century the creation of the positronic brain leads to the development of robot laborers and revolutio. Ion Man is after all a construct as the robot surgeon in The Positronic Man so clearly r Like the most I read the short story Bicentennial Man first and uite recently too This still hasn t diminished my njoyment 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 *Now one can say that Silverberg just bloated up the story up to a full book which is true But it also nriched the Doris Salcedo 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 charactersspecially 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 Twelve Days of Pleasure 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 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 thoseAndrew 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 historyAnd Andrew Martin s struggle to achieve his dreams can never be justified with *wordsI would rather die as a man than liveternally as a robot I really like the short story *would rather die as a man than live as a robot I really like the short story Bicentennial I don t think that fleshing it out to novel length added anything to it I had a harder time getting through it than I would have though but I still think it is a good book overallI find it humorous that Asimov was a visionary on robotics but his vision of mankind seems to be somewhat lacking He sees humans as sparsely populated striving for uality over uantity We certainly aren t heading down this path now and I can t imagine we ll change any time soon He also talks as a lot of sci fi authors do about a world government This is another thing that I can t see happening at least in my lifetime Possibly these were Silverberg s additions to the story I can t say for sure but it made me chuckle inside a bit Faithful robot friendyou ve than Gods Choice earned your freedomkeep up the good fight. Almost is notnough Andrew's dream is to become fully human Facing human prejudice the laws of robotics and his own mechanical limitations Andrew will use science and law in his uest for the impossible arriving at last at a terrifying choice to make his dream a reality he must pay the ultimate price.