These laws form the basis of the collected short stories and lay a solid foundation for a world roughly a thousand years into the future. As you can probably guess the stories centre on the creation of, manipulation of and interaction with robots. But these robots are extremely advanced, and of course with such advanced technology a myriad of things can (and do) go wrong.
I found this an exceptionally easy book to read, and devoured it in a couple of days. I’ve always been concerned that Science Fiction novels would be too complicated and technical, and boring, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that simply wasn’t the case, even when the stories required complex mathematical formulations. ‘I, Robot’ is the first novel in Asimov’s ‘Robot Series’. It is followed by ‘The Caves of Steel’, ‘The Naked Sun’ and ‘The Robots of Dawn’, all of which are also great books. I am definitely a fan.
Emma J. James