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A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov s Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-­populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Lije and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the R stood for robot and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

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A complex tale of time travel and time paradoxes, considered by some critics to be Asimov's finest work.­“Asimov . . . at the height of his powers.­”Brian Aldiss“Monumentally good ideas . . . fascinating.­”Damon Knight

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They mustn t harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence & but only so long as that doesn t violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on perhaps its greatest adventure: the invention of the first positronic man. It was a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities and unforeseen risks. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren t content that their creations should remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient worker-­machines. And soon the robots themselves, aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren t either. As humans and robots struggle to survive together and sometimes against each other on earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. Human men and women confront robots gone mad, telepathic robots, robot politicians, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world. And both are asking . . .

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He was the analog the mirror image of the Mayor of Terminus, who ruled over the First Foundation. But they were different in every respect. The Mayor of Terminus was known to all the Galaxy and the First Foundation was therefore simply the Foundation to all the worlds. The First Speaker of the Second Foundation was known only to his associates.­And yet it was the Second Foundation which held the real power. The First Foundation was supreme in the realm of physical power, of technology, of weapons. The Second Foundation was supreme in the realm of mental power, of the mind, of the ability to control. In any conflict between the two, what would it matter how many ships and weapons the First Foundation controlled, if the Second Foundation could control the minds of those who controlled the ships and weapons?­But how long could this remain a secret?­From Foundation's Edge

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