Asimov stories guide

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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was an incredibly prolific Russian-born American science writer and sci-fi author. He got his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1948 and taught biochemistry at Boston University, before devoting most of his time to writing. He is especially famous for his “Robot” and “Foundation” fiction series. Several publication dates for robot stories and essays: “Robbie” 1940 (written 1939) “Runaround” 1942 “Evidence” 1946 (“Evidence” raises the question of what would happen if a humanoid robot, “passing” as a man, decided to run for political office. Or, how could a human prove that he or she was not a robot? Contains the great quote by Susan Calvin, Asimov’s brilliant robo- psychologist, that “Actions such as his could come only from a robot, or from a very honorable and decent human being. But you see, you just can’t differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans” [ Robot Visions 148].) “Little Lost Robot” 1947 “The Evitable Conflict”
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENG 285 taught by Professor Vanderborg during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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