The Man at The Typewriter: Contemplating The Work of Isaac Asimov

Asimov’s robots are probably the pinnacle of his writing career, besides his Foundation novels. Science fiction had robots before him, and there have been a slew of robot stories after him, but none will compare to Asimov’s robots, which were a whole breed of their own. Many immediately think of his Three Laws of Robotics, but his robot stories are so much more than that. They speak of our humanity in a way that strips the ego and lays the insides bare. They are puzzles to be solved, but in the solving reveals the human heart.
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“I have written other novels, and they’re all in the same style. Mostly conversation. I don’t see things when I write; I hear, and for the most part, what my characters talk about are ideas — competing ideas.” | Isaac Asimov speaking through the writer Laborian, basically sums up what it is like to read an Asimov novel.
Fallom. The strange, unearthly child hermaphrodite from the planet Solaria.
Detective Elijah Baley and his steadfast partner Daneel Olivaw. If you love whodunits in space with snarky detectives and pure-hearted robot sidekicks, then you are going to love Asimov’s Robot series!
Susan Calvin. The ‘Sherlock Holmes’ of Asimov’s Robot short stories and founder of Robotics! She is my favorite!

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