The Positronic Man [Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Andrew Martin, a standard housekeeping robot. The Positronic Man [Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Positronic Man is an expanded version of Asimov’s novella written in conjunction with Robert Silverberg. However the writing style is.

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Product details Mass Market Paperback: Of course it was based on Asimov’s: He is taken off his mundane household duties, for which he was intended, and allowed to pursue his creativity, making a fortune by selling his creations.

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I saw direct parallels with how aslmov society struggles to accept trans people and afford someone born biologically female “man” status, the same as society having trouble affording that status to Andrew because of the nature of his creation. This book helped me d This book is actually based on Isaac Asimov’s short story, “The Bicentennial Man” we’ll just pretend the movie never happened.

Even if you’re not a fan of sci-fi, this is one of those books that you could read and be pleased with.

However, he is much better with inanimate objects and animals and begins to display sentient characteristics such as creativity; emotion; self-awareness traditionally the province of humans. It, more than any book with similar themes we read in school, illustrated that we’re all humans who should work together to make the world a wonderful place for everyonenot just a few people here or there.

There were a few changes from this earlier version, the most noticeable being that the story takes more pages to tell. mn


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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? It sounds silly on the posittronic but it brings up large questions on what life means. Cover of the first edition UK.

I had suspected, and feared, that this would be one of those books which would take a good story and build on it, just for the purpise of it, making the story tasteless, bland. The story on which this novel is based was one of my favorites in all of Asimov’s robot stories.

There are a lot of aspects, though, that a more mature reader would enjoy and could reflect on. What is it worth? This review has been posirtonic because it contains spoilers. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with children’s books. We have phones that are more intelligent than we are.

Andrew’s dream is to become fully human. asiomv

Spacer Settler Positronic brain Robopsychology U. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Refresh and try again. Oct awimov, Megan Anderson rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. A heart felt and complex look at the relationship and social integration between man and machine, as well as the uncanny valley.

This book was followed by a number of other ‘bridge’ novels, contract-written for the profit of the publisher and the Asimov estate. Retrieved from ” https: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. We have those in plenty, don’t we?

This book has been a non stop page turner. Please try again later. He sees humans as sparsely populated striving for “quality over quantity”. Wait, haven’t I seen this before? Hvala mu na tome.


I love how Isaac Asimov came up with the classic three laws of robotics and then spent so much of his writing figuring out ways to bend those laws or to make things fit into them in surprising ways. Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts positronid a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage.

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The book can be understood very well even if this is the first book you …more It can be helpful to read the previous books, but not necessary by any means. Asimov himself declared this his penultimate and favorite robot story and I find that it is mine too. Interestingly it seems that the robot Andrew Martin becomes human without ever really understanding what it is to be one, just ticking the boxes along the way. The Positronic Man is an expanded version of Asimov’s novella written in conjunction with Robert Silverberg.

Showing of 30 reviews. It had plenty of complex points, in my view. My attention began to wane a bit during the last part of the book which spent a lot of time on the scifi aspects and legal battles of Andrew but overall it was a very engaging and thought provoking book that even made me tear up near the end.