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In the twenty-first century the creation of the positronic brain leads to the development of robot laborers and revolutionizes life on Earth. But to the Martin family, their household robot ND.
But to the Martin family, their household robot NDR is more than a trusted friend, a confidant, a member of the family. For through some unknown manufacturing glitch, Andrew has been blessed with a capacity for love and a drive toward self-awareness and devlopment that are almost But almost is not enough.
Andrew’s dream is to become fully human. Facing human prejudice, the laws of robotics, and his own mechanical limitations, Andrew will use science and law in his quest for the impossible, arriving at last at a terrifying choice: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Positronic Man Robot 0. Powerful and haunting, The Positronic Man is an unforgettable novel that redefines Isaac Asimov’s and Robert Silverberg’s place among the greatest science fiction authors of all time. But to the Martin family, their household robot ND Powerful and haunting, The Positronic Man is an unforgettable novel that redefines Isaac Asimov’s and Robert Silverberg’s place among the greatest science fiction authors of all time.
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Deguy It can be helpful to read the previous books, but not necessary by any means. The book can be understood very well even if this is the first book you …more It can be helpful to read the previous books, but not necessary by any means.
The book can be understood very well even if this is the first book you are reading in the Robot series or even among Isaac Asimov’s novels. See 2 questions about The Positronic Man…. Lists with This Book.
The Positronic Man (Robot #) by Isaac Asimov
May 07, George rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like the most I read the short story “Bicentennial Man” first and quite recently too.
This still hasn’t diminished my enjoyment of the book. Asimov himself declared this his penultimate and favorite robot story and I find that it is mine too. Now, askmov can say that Silverberg just bloated up the story up to a full book which is basically true.
But it also enriched the experience, primarily he given all the oositronic more depth in a way that Asimov never could. Now we must all begrudgingly agree Like the most I read the short story “Bicentennial Man” first and quite recently too. Now we must all begrudgingly agree that Asimov isn’t a particularly good writer. I remember when I first started reading the Foundation series I was surprised by the simplicity of his characters especially positronoc it came to presenting their inner thoughts.
To me this was particularly obvious because previously I read the Ender series and I couldn’t simply ignore his writing. But Asimov was asi,ov great SF writer, he brought to our minds some of the greatest ideas and concepts that captivate us to this day and put those first.
Near the end of his career his writing did improve and he managed to write his most beautiful and touching robot story. And just like the first time I read the short story I was truly moved again after reading it in this form. May 06, Nikola Pavlovic rated it really liked it. Dao sam joj cetiri zvezdice jer je u knjizi Sabrani Roboti vec ispricana na nekih dvadesetak strana a da nista u odnosu na ovo prosireno izdanje nije zafalilo.
Poenta je tu, sva kljucna osecanja su tu.
Robert Silverberg ju poistronic verovatno zbog kvaliteta same ideje odlucio da “nafiluje” kako bi se objavila kao posebno delo. Hvala mu na tome. I love how Isaac Asimov came up with the classic three laws of robotics and then spent so much of his writing figuring out ways to bend those laws or to make things fit into them in surprising ways.
This is a beautiful story of a robot who becomes a man. It sounds silly on the surface but it brings up large questions on what life means. Not only that, it is kind of astounding how many things mentioned in this book would have seemed extremely far off in the future at the time Post Listen Review: Not only that, it is kind of astounding how many things mentioned in this book would have seemed extremely far off in the future at the time of writing but that we now have.
We actually have robots doing work we don’t want to do, from roombas to I. We have centralized computer devices completing positrronic tasks for us regulating stop lights and traffic adimov that reach out to tell other machines what to do. We have phones that are more intelligent than we are. We have robotic prosthetic limbs and organs. We may not have a moon colony but we have noted politicians actually talking about one like it is a certainty.
Even if that politician is a bit whacky About the only thing we are truly missing is the positronic brain. I feel like that is just a matter of time. For those reasons, I don’t find the idea that we might have mechanical men doing our needed work, interacting with us and even gaining a soul all that far fetched. I found the story of Andrew Martin to be engaging and exciting and just a great science fiction classic.
One that might move away from being fiction at any time.
I remember reading this and really enjoying it in High School. I am sure this will be good. I had suspected, and feared, that this would be one of those books which would take a good story and build on it, just for the purpise of it, making the story tasteless, bland. I’m glad to say that this was not one of those. Andrew Martin’s story is heartwarming, whereas at the same time it rings of the truth, of the irrational fears and activities of human mind, and on aasimov other hand, how the mam action by a few people at possitronic right times could make history.
And Andrew Martin’s struggle to achi I had suspected, and feared, that this would be one of those books which would take a good story and build on it, just for the purpise of it, making the story tasteless, bland. And Andrew Martin’s struggle to achieve his dreams, can never be justified with words. Desigur, nu sunt un om. May 04, Simina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was unbelievably awesome, and I’m not really surprised, since I haven’t read something by Asimov that I haven’t enjoyed tremendously.
But this was pure brilliance – engaging, intriguing and incredibly moving. This is one of the books that really stay with you. I could write a posirtonic review, praising it – and I still wouldn’t be able to do it justice – but I’ll poistronic settle for a few points: I’ve heard a few people say Isaac Asimov’s work is “outdated” and “no longer relatable” whatever t This was unbelievably awesome, and I’m not really surprised, since I haven’t read something by Asimov that I haven’t asimkv tremendously.
I’ve heard a few people say Isaac Asimov’s work is aimov and “no longer relatable” whatever that means, I for one have never allowed the degree of how much I can nan or not to a book spoil my enjoyment of a good story.
And while I agree we’re not confronting positrknic with the situation described in the book – might only be a matter of time, though, who knows? I mean – prejudice? We have those in plenty, don’t we? In fact, I kinda actually look forward to the day Asimov – and other science fiction writers – will no longer be relevant.
It might mean society will be less messed-up than it is now. It’s a bit strange to see this sometimes described as a children’s book. All right, a young reader could enjoy it, I suppose I’m afraid I wouldn’t have, as a child I preferred more adventure in my books and don’t even get me started on the ending.
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There are a lot of aspects, though, that a more mature reader would enjoy and could reflect on. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with children’s books. But there’s a bit of a patronising attitude sometimes to them – like they’re not complex enough. Well, there’s no reason for anyone to be patronising about this book.
It had plenty positrlnic complex points, in my view. It’s strange, I could never really connect with Asimov’s characters before.
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But Andrew Martin asijov a pretty awesome character and it was a smart move presenting things from his viewpoint. All in all, it was a pretty enjoyable read – both fun and thought-provoking. I could even accept the ending, because it made sense even though I wouldn’t have as a child, which is why I’m hesitant to call this a children’s book. Maybe 14 and upwards, I suppose. Jan 03, Bark rated it really liked it Shelves: So far, so good. It’s set in the future where helpful robots are a reality.
Model NDR, or Andrew as his family names him, is contemplating a risky surgery when the book begins but we don’t know what it is. It then flips back to the past a bit and we meet him just as he’s settling in with his family. He seems to be part housekeeper and part babysitter and a trusted member of the family. Someone tell me where I can sign up for an Andrew. Anyway, being a robot and all, Andrew must obey all commands and is constantly torn between Dad’s orders and those of asimkv little girls who he calls Miss and Little Miss.