The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
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The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

by Isaac Asimov
Release date: 1976
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

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 wanted 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-springing ideas which confirms Asimov's supreme status as Grand Master of science fiction.


  • 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

Note! "Feminine Intuition" and "The Bicentennial Man" were inspired by Judy-Lynn del Rey. The latter was expanded into a novel, The Positronic Man (with Robert Silverberg), which formed the basis of the 1999 Touchstone Pictures and Columbia Pictures film "Bicentennial Man".

updated 2010-09-07

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