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    A Very Nice Copy

    Isaac Asimov. I, Robot. New York: Gnome Press Publishers, [1950]. First edition. 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. Housed in custom clamshell case. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with touch of wear at lower spine end. A lovely copy of a book infrequently found in superior condition.

    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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