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    Inscribed by Asimov

    Isaac Asimov. I, Robot. New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, [1950]. First edition, Inscribed by Asimov on the title page: "To Tom Denny / best wishes / Isaac Asimov / 14 Oct [19]82." Octavo. 253, [254-256: blank] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in black, front board stamped in black, in original dust jacket. A bright, nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild wear at spine ends, some rubbing to background ink, mainly along folds. Fading to spine panel, closed tear along upper-rear spine fold, and clipped price.


    More Information: Influential collection of short fiction about robots with first postulation of the "Three Laws of Robotics," a concept used for plots in numerous tales by other writers in subsequent years. Includes "The Evitable Conflict." in which machines that have made the world of the twenty-first century an economic utopia take control of Mankind's future, moving it "toward an unknown and happy destiny." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 36-7. Loose basis for the recent film of the same title. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-49. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 995-99.

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