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.
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".
Isaac Asimov (born Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, 1920–1992), was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited about 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (the sole exception being the 100s: philosophy and psychology).
Isaac Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most ... (more)