I, Robot | Study Guide

Isaac Asimov

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Overview

Author

Isaac Asimov

Year Published

1950

Type

Novel

Genre

Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The individual stories in I, Robot are narrated from a third-person limited perspective. The interview that frames the tales and links the stories is narrated in the first person.

Tense

I, Robot is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Many of the incidents in I, Robot involve the peculiar psychology of robots as author Isaac Asimov (1920–92) imagined it. The title captures the proposition that a robot can have not only a "personality" but also a humanlike sense of self.

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