Isaac Asimov's Robot Series
a book list by Peter, the avid reader who runs Flashlight Worthy
shelved under Sci Fi & Fantasy
Of course there's no settling the argument definitively, but many consider Isaac Asimov the most important sci-fi writer in Science Fiction. I know that for me, one of the touchstones in my Flashlight Worthy reading was reading Asimov's I, Robot and marveling over the complexity of the sci-fi stories he was able to wring out of those 3 seemingly simple Laws of Robotics.
Below are the 4 volumes of his Robot series — classic sci-fi books — as well as his two definitive collections of robot stories.
And for those looking for a refresher in those Laws of Robotics, here you go:
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
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