Sci-Fi Book Club

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club

Title: Sci-Fi Book Club
Location: MadLab
Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-03-15
End Time: 21:00

I, Robot

This month we are reading Sci-Fi classic I Robot by Isaac Asimov.

I, Robot is a collection of nine science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, first published by Gnome Press in 1950 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950. The stories are woven together as Dr. Susan Calvin tells them to a reporter (the narrator) in the 21st century. Though the stories can be read separately, they share a theme of the interaction of humans, robots and morality, and when combined they tell a larger story of Asimov’s fictional history of robotics.

Just in case you were wondering, the film I, Robot has absolutely nothing to do with Asimov’s book! It is based on Hardwired by Jeff Vintar.

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Sci-Fi Books for following months are:

Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold advocate Trialia

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick

The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem advocate Naomi Jacobs

Snow Crash by Neil Stevenson advocate Simon Carter

Anvil of the Stars by Greg Bear