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Eight Stories From The Rest of the Robots

by Isaac Asimov

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Pyramid

Pub year: 1966

Cover price: 50¢


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Cover tagline

They did man's dirty work — but could they be trusted?

Back cover text

Mechanical servants, doing the jobs too hard — or too boring — for men to handle. They brought mankind into a new age of freedom and leisure. And every robot was completely incapable of harming a human being. So ... why did men hate and fear them?

In The Rest of the Robots Isaac Asimov — author of a whole library of science fiction and fact — explores the fascinating future of men and their metal slaves in dramatic detailed stories of high imagination and wonder.

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The Thee Laws of Robotics

  1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

They were inflexibility built into the positronic brain of every robot ever constructed.

But ... Robot MA-2 abandoned its owner in a deadly storm on Titan ... Robot LNE/Pr broke a man's arm with one blow ... EZ-27 ruined a scholar's life work and disgraced him forever.

What was going wrong with the robots?