Robot Dreams

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This article is about the book. For the short story, see Robot Dreams (short story).
Robot Dreams
RobotDreams.jpg
First edition
Author Isaac Asimov
Cover artist Ralph McQuarrie
Country United States
Language English
Series Robot series
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Berkley
Publication date
November 1986
Media type Print
Pages 349 pp
ISBN 978-0-425-09345-0
Preceded by The Complete Robot
Followed by Robot Visions

Robot Dreams (1986) is a collection of science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie. The title story is about Susan Calvin's discovery of a robot with rather disturbing dreams. It was written specifically for this volume[1] and inspired by the McQuarrie cover illustration.[1] All of the other stories had previously appeared in various other Asimov collections. Four of the stories are robot stories, while five are Multivac stories.

The companion book, which also showcases McQuarrie's illustrations (and includes Asimov essays in addition to short stories), is entitled Robot Visions.

Contents[edit]

It contains the following stories:

  1. "Little Lost Robot"
  2. "Robot Dreams"
  3. "Breeds There a Man...?"
  4. "Hostess"
  5. "Sally"
  6. "Strikebreaker"
  7. "The Machine that Won the War"
  8. "Eyes Do More Than See"
  9. "The Martian Way"
  10. "Franchise"
  11. "Jokester"
  12. "The Last Question"
  13. "Does a Bee Care?"
  14. "Light Verse"
  15. "The Feeling of Power"
  16. "Spell My Name with an S"
  17. "The Ugly Little Boy"
  18. "The Billiard Ball"
  19. "True Love"
  20. "The Last Answer"
  21. "Lest We Remember"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asimov, Isaac. Robot Dreams. Ace, 1990, page xvi

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