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I, Robot

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First publication

Literature form

Science fiction

Writing language

Author's country
United States

Nine stories

Notable lines

"Ninety-eight—ninety-nine— one hundred." Gloria withdrew her chubby little forearm from before her eyes and stood for a moment, wrinkling her nose and blinking in the sunlight. Then, trying to watch in all directions at once, she withdrew a few cautious steps from the tree against which she had been leaning.

— First line, "Robbie"

Gregory Powell spaced his words for emphasis. "One week ago Donovan and I put you together."

— "Reason"

"Think, that for all time, all conflicts are finally evitable. Only the Machines, from now on, are inevitable!"

— "The Evitable Conflict"

Well," said Mrs. Weston, at last, "I guess he can stay with us until he rusts."

— Last line, "Robbie"


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