Robot Visions

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Robot Visions
RobotVisions.jpg
First edition
Author Isaac Asimov
Cover artist Ralph McQuarrie
Country United States
Language English
Series Robot series
Genre science fiction
Publisher Roc
Publication date
1990
Media type print
ISBN 0-451-45000-0
Preceded by Robot Dreams
Followed by The Positronic Man

Robot Visions (1990) is a collection of science fiction short stories and factual essays by Isaac Asimov. Many of the stories are reprinted from other Asimov collections, particularly I, Robot and The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories. It also includes the title story, "Robot Visions" (written specifically for this collection[1]), which combines Asimov's motifs of robots and of time travel. It is the companion book to Robot Dreams.

Contents[edit]

Introduction: The Robot Chronicles[edit]

An 18-page introductory essay by Asimov, consisting of 17 pages of text and a one-page illustration by Ralph McQuarrie (these are the page counts of the hardcover edition). This essay (minus the illustration) was later reprinted in Asimov's collection Gold.

Stories[edit]

Title Year First appeared
"Robbie" 1940 First appeared in Super Science Stories under the title "Strange Playfellow”
"Reason" 1941 First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction
"Liar!" 1941 First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction
"Runaround" 1942 First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction
"Evidence" 1946 First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction
"Little Lost Robot" 1947 First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction
"The Evitable Conflict" 1950 First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction
"Someday" 1956 First appeared in Infinity Science Fiction
"Galley Slave" 1957 First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction
"Lenny" 1958 First appeared in Infinity Science Fiction
"Segregationist" 1967 First appeared in Abbotempo 4
"Feminine Intuition" 1969 First appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Mirror Image" 1972 First appeared in Analog: Science Fiction - Science Fact
"The Bicentennial Man" 1976 First appeared in Stellar #2
"Think!" 1977 First appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
"Christmas Without Rodney" 1988 First appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
"Too Bad!" 1989 First appeared in The Microverse
"Robot Visions" 1990 First appeared in this collection

Essays[edit]

Title Year First appeared
"Robots I Have Known" 1954 First appeared in Computers and Automation, October 1954
"The New Teachers" 1976 First appeared in American Way magazine
"Whatever You Wish" 1977 First appeared in American Way magazine
"The Friends We Make" 1977 First appeared in American Way magazine
"Our Intelligent Tools" 1977 First appeared in American Way magazine
"The Machine and the Robot" 1978
"The Laws of Robotics" 1979 First appeared in American Way magazine
"The New Profession" 1979 First appeared in American Way magazine
"The Robot As Enemy?" 1979 First appeared in American Way magazine
"Intelligences Together" 1979 First appeared in American Way magazine
"My Robots" 1987
"The Laws of Humanics" 1987
"Cybernetic Organism" 1987
"The Sense of Humor" 1988
"Robots in Combination" 1988
"Future Fantastic" 1989 First appeared in Special Reports magazine, Spring 1989

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asimov, Isaac: Robot Visions, page 17. Roc, 1990.

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