“The Bicentennial Man” is a novelette in the Robot series by Isaac Asimov. It was awarded the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for best science fiction. Bicentennial Man [Isaac Asimov] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This classic collection includes the title story, acclaimed as Asimov’s. The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories [Isaac Asimov] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Eleven short stories and an impromptu poem with.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Trataba del deseo aeimov un robot de convertirse en hombre y la forma en que realizaba este deseo, paso a paso.

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Lists with This Book. Lectura conjunta del grupo clubdelectura. Algo que siempre me asombra cada vez que leo a este autor es su excepcional forma de tratar temas complejos y profundos de manera sumamente entretenida. Sus historias reflejan lo brillante que bicentennoal este autor. Es una historia preciosa y muy emotiva. Dec 25, Claudia L. Por suerte me he redimido leyendo dos de sus libros de cuentos en un mes.

Primer acercamiento a Isaac Asimov y aprueba con nota! Me ha gustado mucho el mundo futurista que nos plantea a pesar de que muchas de las decisiones que toman los protagonistas no las comparto. Ah the temptation of reading more Asimov short stories is always a hard one to resist. This is another classic collection which for me I think sums up a lot of what made Asimov and his Bicentennia so famous – the title story I amn sums it all up.

Asimov was determined to make the machines that think more than tools and less a monster and I think although we have a long way still to go he certainly has helped us along the way. But this book is not all about robots, there is spread of all sorts from m Ah the temptation of reading more Asimov short stories is always a hard one to resist. But this book is not all about robots, there is spread of all sorts from mystery to pure science fiction.

That I think adds to the appeal of Asimov maan just do not know what the next story is about just you will get the same quality of story telling. And finally there is the Chris Foss cover – it was these books with his covers that really drew me in science fiction and even to this day I will read these books purely because of the covers – shallow I know but it gave my growing mind something to fixate on even if they had no relevance to the contents of the book. May 28, Claire Gilligan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Isaac Asimov is now my favorite author, period.

I would say I devoured this book, but that implies that I failed to give each short story the post-reading consideration it deserved, which is entirely untrue.

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Every sing story was of such enormous quality–writing style, characterization, plot. I simply do not have the vocabulary to convey how well-crafted and enjoyable every story was. Asimov’s introductions, giving each story its context, were the icing on the zsimov.


Immediately search Isaac Asimov is now my favorite author, period. Immediately searching for more of his books Jun 11, Rowan MacBean rated it it was amazing Shelves: Prior to reading this book, I’d only ever read one Asimov work. As it turns out, it seems I only don’t particularly enjoy robots and space-opera sci-fi when it’s not written by Asimov. This book contains twelve pieces eleven short stories and a poem and there wa Prior to reading this book, I’d only ever read one Asimov work.

This book contains twelve pieces eleven short stories and a poem and there wasn’t a single one that I disliked. I think ths appeals to me the most about Asimov’s stories is the way he ends them. They are, without a doubt, complete stories.

But they almost all end on a note that leaves you with a serious question or two to consider. It’s like each story delivers a little gift, but not one that’s wrapped up nicely with a finished bow on top. My favorite story in this collection jan The Winnowinghands down. I think it may be in my list of favorite short stories of all time.

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It caused some serious thought and introspection for me. Even after hours of contemplation, I still haven’t come to solid conclusions about the issues the story raises. I don’t know that I ever will. I think this piece is one of those like The Lottery and The Ones Who Walk Away from Osaac that will be active topics in my mind for the rest of my life. Siento que no soy lo suficientemente inteligente para este libro. Sobre todo ese sentido del humor tan particular suyo. This was my first Asimov book.

I especially loved the title story. I don’t remember much of the rest. View all 4 comments. Nov 13, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Bicentennial Man is a story much like The Twilight Zone ‘s episode “I Sing the Body Electric”, in that it gives us a robot beyond the usual cold, sterile view of technology, a robot that becomes a assimov of the family.

All of the stories in this anthology isasc amazing, each one speculating yet eerily plausible at the same time. Mar 25, Karyshma Khan rated it it was amazing. A robot may not injure may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Robots are made for the purpose of serving humans and following their orders. From the start, Andrew Martin was never a normal robot. When first being brought to live with the Martin family, he began to carve one-of-a-kind creations out of wood. Not only is Andrew the most creative robot ever made, but when asi,ov was ordered to explain the reason behind his woodworks, he stated “‘I enjoy doing them Ieaac this point, any other family would’ve sent Andrew to be reprogrammed, as robots were not designed to have preferences or feelings of any sort.

However, Gerald Martin and the rest of the Martin family decided to let Andrew be, allowing Andrew’s curiosity and feelings to be existent. Over time, Andrew received a few more privileges than the average robot, such as earning his own money and being able to put it into his own bank account.


Years pass, and Andrew, being able to spend his money however he wants, confronts Gerald Martin and asks to buy his freedom, for he is restricted to following human’s orders and nothing more, Gerald’s daughter takes the case to court, willing to defend Andrew’s right to be treated as free, even though no other robot in history has taken a asiomv this far before. In result, the judge decided “‘There is no right to deny freedom to any object with a mind advanced enough to grasp and desire the state.

Andrew proceeded to use his freedom and creativity to make advancements to his body using research in robotics, chemistry, and biology. Andrew Martin spent the next few generations persuading and convincing U. Robots to let him have his brain be transferred to an android body and to get installed a system allowing him to get energy from the combustion of hydrocarbon which he designed himselfmaking it possible for him to have to similar bodily functions as humans as well.

Mn years of existence, Andrew gained the ability to think freely, have feelings, speak with an expanded vocabulary, look like a human, wear clothes, breathe, eat, and excrete. Yet, after his desperate attempts to be seen as a man, he is coined the Sesquicentennial Robot.

If Andrew has attained all these abilities, should he still be considered a robot? In the next fifty years, what decision will he make to prove a Bicentennial Man? Issac Asimov’s novelette described the story of Andrew Martin while carrying out the theme of a desire for humanity, which is Andrew’s motivation throughout the whole story.

More importantly, Asimov used this work to spark thought. Idaac Andrew’s heartwarming tale, the reader is urged to think about what ieaac really is, who deserves it, and what qualities one must have to be truly human. Me han gustado sobre todo las ideas de los cuentos. Tengo que ponerle en cambio tres estrellas porque aunque hay algunos cuentos que me han gustado mucho por la historia que narraban, por sus protagonistas y por lo sorprenden Me han gustado sobre todo las ideas de los cuentos.

Nov 11, Ami Iida rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a splendid short collection! In it the theme short story has identity of androids. Recently in Australia one android has citizenship For near the future human being must think citizenship and rights of androids!

Apr 12, Amanda Sorrento rated it it was amazing. This book is incredible and is truly a testament to Asimov’s genius. I was eager to read this book after watching the film ‘Bicentennial Man’, which became one of my favourite movies.

The book is very different from the film in many ways, but both tellings of this story are exceptional. The other stories within this book are also excellent, but I really must emphasize that ‘Bicentennial Man’ is the best! If you enjoy this collection, I also recommend Asimov’s ‘Buy Jupiter’! Pero no por ello me salen alabanzas ni un aasimov desenfrenado por el autor.

Cuando a uno simplemente no le gusta el estilo, no hay vuelta que darle. Nov 19, fatemeh kashefi rated it it was amazing Shelves: