Monday, 16 August 2010

THE BICENTENNIAL MAN

Panther SF paperback, 1978. Cover painting by Chris Foss.

"ROBOT AS REVOLUTIONARY 
Andrew was one of Earth's first house robots - clean, smoothly designed and functional. But when Andrew started to develop special talents which exceeded the confines of his allotted positronic pathways, he abandoned his domestic duties in favour of more intellectual pursuits. As time passed, Andrew acquired knowledge, feelings and ambitions way beyond anything ever experienced by other mechanical men. And he found himself launched on to a career which would bring him fame, fortune - and danger. For a robot who wants to be human must also be prepared to die... 
In The Bicentennial Man, Isaac Asimov returns to his first and most enduring love - robotics. The result is a brilliant book of first-class entertainment and mind-spanning ideas which confirms Asimov's supreme status as Grand Master of science fiction."

Contents:


The Prime Of Life
Feminine Intuition
Waterclap
That Thou Art Mindful Of Him
Stranger In Paradise
The Life And Times Of Multivac
The Winnowing
The Bicentennial Man
Marching In
Old-fashioned
The Tercentenary Incident
Birth Of A Notion
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