Cory Doctorow - I, Robot

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I, Robot Doctorow, Cory Published: 2005 Categories(s): Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories Source: http://craphound.com 1
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About Doctorow: Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of the Creative Commons organisation, and uses some of their licenses for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, Disney, and post-scarcity economics. Source: Wikipedia Also available on Feedbooks for Doctorow: Little Brother (2008) Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003) When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth (2006) CONTENT: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future (2008) Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (2005) After the Siege (2007) True Names (2008) Printcrime (2006) All Complex Ecosystems Have Parasites (2005) The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away (2008) Copyright: Please read the legal notice included in this e-book and/or check the copyright status in your country. Note: This book is brought to you by Feedbooks. http://www.feedbooks.com Strictly for personal use, do not use this file for commercial purposes. 2
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Forematter This story is part of Cory Doctorow’s 2007 short story collection “Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present,” published by Thunder’s Mouth, a division of Avalon Books. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license, about which you’ll find more at the end of this file. This story and the other stories in the volume are available at: http://craphound.com/overclocked You can buy Overclocked at finer bookstores everywhere, including Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1560259817/ downandoutint-20 In the words of Woody Guthrie: “This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our per- mission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.” Overclocked is dedicated to Pat York, who made my stories better. 3
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Introduction I was suckled on the Asimov Robots books, taken down off my father’s bookshelf and enjoyed again and again. I read dozens of Asimov novels, and my writing career began in earnest when I started to sell stories to Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, which I had read for so long as I’d had the pocket money to buy it on the stands. When Wired Magazine asked me to interview the director of the film I, Robot, I went back and re-read that old canon. I was struck immediately by one of the thin places in Asimov’s world-building: how could you have a society where only one company was allowed to make only one kind of robot? Exploring this theme turned out to be a hoot. I worked in some of Or-
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