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It took me a second to get it; you have to say it out loud. When you do, you might hear a bit of a familiar melody come to mind. He's playing off the lyrics to George M. Cohan's "Give My Regards to Broadway": Give my regards to Broadway Remember me to Herald Square Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street That I will soon be there A full story ...


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This is called a feghoot: a story that builds up to a pun for its punchline. Asimov seems to have had a fondness for feghoots, as he did this in several stories: "Loint of Paw", about a criminal who uses the statute of limitations and a time machine to his advantage, has the punchline "a niche in time, saves Stein". "Battle Hymn" has "Mars says yes!" (for ...


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Yes. We see several times that he considered her attractive: She lifted her arms above her head, running her fingers through the hair and spreading it out as though to hasten drying. Her arms were slim and graceful. Very attractive, Baley thought. Chapter 4 ... She looked up, her face as pretty as ever, despite its obvious distress - ...


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The stories of I, Robot - and Asimov's robot stories in general - tend to circle around two central themes: Humanity's control and understanding of the technology it has created. Non-human life, and the capacity of life which simulates humanity to feel and be human. These two themes are in tension with each other, which is part of what makes them such a ...


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"The Feeling of Power", a short story by Isaac Asimov, first published in If, February 1958, available at the Internet Archive. It's about a man in the future who rediscovers the art of calculating without a computer, using pencil and paper, and the military applications of his discovery. Wikipedia plot summary: In the distant future, humans live in a ...


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Three total. Jenkins’ Guide tells about them. Nightfall (1990 novel) based on “Nightfall” (1941 short story). The Ugly Little Boy (1992 novel) based on “The Ugly Little Boy” (1958 short story). The Positronic Man (1993 novel) based on “The Bicentennial Man” (1976 short story) We know there are only three of these from the Guide's description for The ...


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The stories in 'I, Robot' all put Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics to the test, trying to find a flaw that undermines the laws. The Three Laws are first mentioned in 'Runaround'. they are: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such ...


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I think the theme of I, Robot is that robots are more than simple monsters that will eventually destroy humanity, but can be sophisticated creatures even if their behaviour is governed by very simple rules: the Three Laws of Robotics. According to Wikipedia, Asimov found previous depictions of robots to be very one-dimensional: In The Rest of the Robots, ...


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