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Isaac Asimov's Caliban (Isaac Asimov's Caliban,

#1) by Roger MacBride Allen

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Original Title: Isaac Asimov's Caliban (Isaac Asimov's Caliban, #1)


ISBN: 0441004822
ISBN13: 9780441004829
Autor: Roger MacBride Allen
Rating: 4 of 5 stars (3862) counts
Original Format: Paperback, 312 pages
Download Format: PDF, TXT, ePub, iBook.
Published: September 1st 1997 / by Ace / (first published 1993)
Language: English
Genre(s):
Science Fiction- 88 users
Fiction- 21 users
Science Fiction >Robots- 11 users
Description:

In a universe protected by the Three Laws of Robotics, humans are safe.The First Law states,

A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

When an experiment with a new type of robot brain goes awry, the unthinkable happens. Caliban
is created... A robot without guilt or conscience. A robot with no knowledge of or compassion for
humanity. A robot without the Three Laws.

Caliban is a searing examination of Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, a challenge welcomed and
sanctioned by Isaac Asimov, the late beloved genius of science fiction, and written with his
cooperation by one of today's hottest talents, Roger MacBride Allen, New York Times bestselling
author of Ambush at Corella, The Modular Man, and The Ring of Charon.

About Author:

Roger MacBride Allen is a US science fiction author of the Corellian Trilogy, consisting of Ambush
at Corellia, Assault at Selonia, and Showdown at Centerpoint. He was born on September 26,
1957 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated from Boston
University in 1979. The author of a dozen science-fiction novels, he lived in Washington D.C., for
many years. In July 1994, he married Eleanre Fox, a member of the U.S. Foreign Service. Her
current assignment takes them to Brasilia, Brazil, where they lived from 2007 to 2009.

Other Editions:
- Isaac Asimov\'s Caliban (Hardcover)

- Isaac Asimov\'s Caliban (Mass Market Paperback)

- Il Calibano di Asimov (Hardcover)


- Isaac Asimov\'s Caliban (Paperback)

- Kalibn (Hardcover)

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- Ambush at Corellia (Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy, #1)


- Showdown at Centerpoint (Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy, #3)

- Assault at Selonia (Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy, #2)

- Utopia (Isaac Asimov's Caliban, #3)

- Inferno (Isaac Asimov's Caliban, #2)

Books In The Series:


- Inferno (Isaac Asimov's Caliban, #2)

- Utopia (Isaac Asimov's Caliban, #3)

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Rewiews:
Jul 21, 2008
Victoria
Rated it: liked it
Recommends it for:
hardcore sci-fi fans more into plot than characters
Okay, okay, I know Asimov's considered this huge name in science fiction and this book really did
stay true to Asimov's original concept. Now let me clarify why I only gave this book three stars.
The plot is very good, easily four stars. The futuristic world where robots are so commonplace that
they are taken for granted is realistically based in science - the very essence of great science
fiction. However, I didn't find the characters to be very well-rounded or sympathetic. Maybe it's me,
but I
Okay, okay, I know Asimov's considered this huge name in science fiction and this book really did
stay true to Asimov's original concept. Now let me clarify why I only gave this book three stars.
The plot is very good, easily four stars. The futuristic world where robots are so commonplace that
they are taken for granted is realistically based in science - the very essence of great science
fiction. However, I didn't find the characters to be very well-rounded or sympathetic. Maybe it's me,
but I didn't really care one way or another about any of the characters. I liked the robot Caliban,
but not enough to read this book at one sitting like some others I've read. I was able to put the
book down without much effort and didn't feel the urgency to return to find out what happened to
anyone. I would've only given the characters two stars. So, there's my three star rating. I averaged
the plot and the characters to reach a decent story that was worth reading but not one I'd be
excited to tell all of my friends to read. A good read but nothing inspiring or emotional.
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