Adam Link

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Adam Link
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Adam Link in cover of Amazing Stories, April 1942, art by Robert Fuqua
First appearanceI, Robot
Last appearanceAdam Link Saves the World
Created byEando Binder
Portrayed byRead Morgan
John Caper Jr.
John Novak

Adam Link is a fictional robot, made in the likeness of a man, who becomes self-aware, and the protagonist of several science fiction short stories written by Eando Binder (Earl and Otto Binder). The stories were originally published in Amazing Stories from 1939 to 1942.

In all, ten Adam Link stories were published. The first was "I, Robot" (not to be confused with the book by Isaac Asimov; see the article on Eando Binder).


  • "I, Robot" (January 1939)
  • "The Trial of Adam Link, Robot" (July 1939)
  • "Adam Link in Business" (January 1940)
  • "Adam Link's Vengeance" (February 1940)
  • "Adam Link, Robot Detective" (May 1940)
  • "Adam Link, Champion Athlete" (July 1940)
  • "Adam Link Fights a War" (December 1940)
  • "Adam Link in the Past" (February 1941)
  • "Adam Link Faces a Revolt" (May 1941)
  • "Adam Link Saves the World" (April 1942)

Paperback Library published a mass market paperback collection entitled Adam Link - Robot in 1965, it tells his story in a first person narrative from Creation to Citizenship in twenty-one chapters with an Epilogue which tells why Link is telling his story, and his encouragement for humanity's future. It was reprinted in 1970 by Fawcett Crest Books (a subsidiary of Fawcett Publications) and by Warner in 1974, there were also a number of re-prints by Ballantine Books later on.


"I, Robot" and "The Trial of Adam Link, Robot" were the basis of two episodes of The Outer Limits, one from the original series "I, Robot" in 1964, and one from the revival series "I, Robot" in 1995. Both versions featured Leonard Nimoy.

The series has been adapted for comic books twice, once for Entertaining Comics' Weird Science-Fantasy in 1955 (issues 27-29), and again for Warren Publishing's Creepy in 1965-67 (issues 2, 4, 6, 8-9, 12-13 and 15). In each case, the adaptation was scripted by Binder and drawn by Joe Orlando. In each case, the series was discontinued before it could be completed.

In 1964, an adaptation of "Adam Link's Vengeance" was published in the fanzine Fantasy Illustrated # 2, script by Otto Binder and illustrated by D. Bruce Berry and Bill Spicer, the adaptation won the Alley Award for Best Fan Comic Strip of the same year.[1]


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