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Foundation (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Foundation (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R266 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R94 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. The Galactic Empire has prospered for twelve thousand years. Nobody suspects that the heart of the thriving Empire is rotten, until psychohistorian Hari Seldon uses his new science to foresee its terrible fate. Exiled to the desolate planet Terminus, Seldon establishes a colony of the greatest minds in the Empire, a Foundation which holds the key to changing the fate of the galaxy. However, the death throes of the Empire breed hostile new enemies, and the young Foundation's fate will be threatened first.

The Complete Robot (Paperback, Edition): Isaac Asimov The Complete Robot (Paperback, Edition)
Isaac Asimov
R319 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R111 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. Could a robot ever show true creativity? Is it wise to trust self-driving cars? Will robotic body parts transform human beings into machines? Will organic technology allow robots to become human? The Complete Robot combines the stories in I, Robot and The Rest of the Robots with many more found only in this collection - including one of Asimov's masterpieces, the Hugo and Nebula award-winning novella `The Bicentennial Man'. Featuring Dr. Susan Calvin, Donovan and Powell, and the detective Elijah Baley, hero of the Robot novels, this is the ultimate collection of short stories from a genius of the genre.

Foundation and Earth (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Foundation and Earth (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R352 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Foundation's Edge (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Foundation's Edge (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R243 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R62 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. After a long war which saw the First Foundation emerge victorious, the Second Foundation is now believed to be extinct, and all records of planet Earth's existence have been erased. No one suspects that the Second Foundation could still exist. None, except Council member Golan Trevize, who finds himself ordered to leave Terminus, accompanied by historian Janov Pelorat, in order to find it. Yet this quest will lead an unsuspecting Golan further than he could have possibly imagined - closer than ever to Earth, where the fate of the whole galaxy awaits him.

I, Robot (Paperback): Isaac Asimov I, Robot (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R267 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R95 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. The classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre. In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age. Earth is ruled by master-machines but the Three Laws of Robotics have been designed to ensure humans maintain the upper hand: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. But what happens when a rogue robot's idea of what is good for society contravenes the Three Laws?

The Naked Sun (Paperback): Isaac Asimov The Naked Sun (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov 1
R235 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R63 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. On the planet of Solaria, Spacers live in almost complete isolation, tended by robot servants and disgusted by the thought of human contact. And yet, one of their number has been beaten to death. Incapable of solving the crime, the authorities of the Outer Worlds seek help from Earth - from renowned detective Elijah Baley. Partnered once again with the robot Daneel Olivaw, Baley travels to this strange new world and uncovers a plot that could change the relationship between humans and robots for ever.

Robots and Empire (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Robots and Empire (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov 1
R243 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R62 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. Two centuries have passed since Elijah Baley's actions on Aurora sent settlers from Earth to new worlds all over the galaxy. The Spacer planet of Solaria has been abandoned by humans, though countless robots remain. When settlers arrive to salvage them, something unthinkable happens - the robots attack. Accompanied by Gladia Delmarre and the robots Daneel and Giskard, a descendant of Elijah Baley sets out for Solaria to investigate, a quest that will lead them to a vast, catastrophic conspiracy and a revolution in the Three Laws of Robotics.

Foundation and Earth (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Foundation and Earth (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R245 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. Faced with determining the fate of the galaxy, Golan Trevize hesitantly chose to hand over the rule of the galaxy to planet Gaia. Two mysteries now remain: who has erased the records of Earth - and why? Determined to ensure his choice was right, Golan sets off with Janov Pelorat and Bliss, to answer these questions once and for all. But nothing could prepare them for the secrets which await them on Earth. Secrets which predate history as they know it, and will change its significance forever...

Second Foundation (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Second Foundation (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R235 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R63 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. The First Foundation has been defeated, crushed by the formidable mental powers of the Mule. But whispers of the mysterious Second Foundation, the only hope of defeating the Mule, are beginning to spread... Surviving members of the First Foundation also fear the secret powers of the Second Foundation, vowing to find and destroy it. However, the location of the Second Foundation remains shrouded in mystery. Finding it will lead the Foundation to the opposite end of the Galaxy, where the fate of Seldon's two Foundations awaits.

I, Robot (Paperback, Edition): Isaac Asimov I, Robot (Paperback, Edition)
Isaac Asimov
R235 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R63 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. What happens when a robot begins to question its creators? What would be the consequences of creating a robot with a sense of humour? Or the ability to lie? How do we truly tell the difference between man and machine? In I, Robot, Asimov sets out the Three Laws of Robotics - designed to protect humans from their robotic creations - and pushes them to their limits and beyond. Following genius robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin and engineers Powell and Donovan, these short stories helped to transform artificial intelligence from a dream into a science and changed perceptions of robots for ever.

The Rest of the Robots (Paperback): Isaac Asimov The Rest of the Robots (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R233 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R63 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. How could robots be used in a time of war? Could a robot be raised like a child? Could we allow them to have children of their own? Is there any human profession that could never be performed by a robotic replacement? In The Rest of the Robots, robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin and engineers Powell and Donovan return to investigate many more puzzling anomalies and catastrophic malfunctions. With characteristic wit, foresight and imagination, Asimov's stories uncover the practical and ethical issues humanity will encounter in a robotic future.

Prelude to Foundation (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Prelude to Foundation (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R242 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R62 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. In a time before the Foundations, psychohistory's creator Hari Seldon is made to stand before the Emperor of the crumbling Galactic Empire to present how his scientific theory of predicting the future might be applied to the real world. However, Hari refuses to deploy his theory for political gain, setting off instead with reporter Chetter Hummin in quest of a place to safely apply his theory: Earth, the original home of humanity. All records of Earth have been lost to time. Hari will therefore have to look back into the past, in order to seal the future of humanity for ever.

The Caves of Steel (Paperback): Isaac Asimov The Caves of Steel (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov 1
R236 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R63 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. In the vast, domed cities of Earth, artificial intelligence is strictly controlled; in the distant Outer Worlds, colonists and robots live side by side. A Spacer ambassador is found dead and detective Elijah Baley is assigned to find the killer. But with relations between the two cultures in the balance, the Spacers insist that he work with a partner of their choosing - a robot partner, R. Daneel Olivaw. Baley has never seen a robot like Daneel before - almost indistinguishable from a human - and soon, though the Three Laws of Robotics should render the crime impossible, Baley's partner becomes his prime suspect.

Foundation and Empire (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Foundation and Empire (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R234 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R62 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. The First Foundation survived two centuries of barbarism as the once-mighty Galactic Empire descended into chaos. Now it mist prepare for war against the remnants of the Empire as the Imperial fleet advances on their planet, Terminus. Hari Seldon predicted this war; he even prepared his Foundation for it. But he couldn't foresee the birth of the mutant Mule. In possession of a power which reduces fearsome opposition to devoted slaves, the Mule poses a terrible threat to Seldon's Foundation.

The Complete Stories Volume I (Paperback, New Ed): Isaac Asimov The Complete Stories Volume I (Paperback, New Ed)
Isaac Asimov
R262 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R70 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published fifteen years ago, shortly after his death, inside this collection are some of the finest short stories of science fiction writing from one of the genre's greatest writers, Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov was the Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the founder of robot ethics, and one of the world's most prolific authors of fiction and non-fiction. The Good Doctor's short fiction has been enjoyed by millions for more than half a century. Now the definitive Asimov collection is underway with Volume One of The Complete Stories. Many of these stories are classics of the genre, and the last, 'The Last Question', the absolute personal favourite of Asimov himself. Always entertaining and thought provoking, these stories display Asimov's mastery of the short story form. He remains supreme as the thinking person's science fiction writer.

The Robots of Dawn (Paperback): Isaac Asimov The Robots of Dawn (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov 1
R243 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R62 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. On Aurora, the first and greatest of the Spacer planets, Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw investigate yet another seemingly impossible crime - this time, a roboticide. Someone has destroyed the positronic mind of R. Jander Panell, a humanoid twin to Daneel. His creator, the master roboticist Han Fastolfe, denies all involvement. So does Gladia Delmarre, the robot's owner. And lover. Working in the heart of Spacer politics and civilisation, Baley and Daneel soon realise that their decisions will have profound consequences not only on relations between Earth and the Outer Worlds, but on mankind's place in the galaxy.

The End of Eternity (Paperback, Reissue): Isaac Asimov The End of Eternity (Paperback, Reissue)
Isaac Asimov
R263 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R95 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of Isaac Asimov's SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the 20th century. It is widely regarded as Asimov's single best SF novel and one every SF fan should read.
Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are always costs.
During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Nos Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Nos will cease to exist after the next change, and risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.
Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlan's punishment? His next assignment: kill the woman he loves before the paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.

I, Robot (Hardcover, Clothbound edition): Isaac Asimov I, Robot (Hardcover, Clothbound edition)
Isaac Asimov 1
R504 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R181 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of I, Robot, the classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre. In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age. Earth is ruled by master-machines but the Three Laws of Robotics have been designed to ensure humans maintain the upper hand: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. But what happens when a rogue robot's idea of what is good for society contravenes the Three Laws?

Foundation Trilogy (Hardcover): Isaac Asimov Foundation Trilogy (Hardcover)
Isaac Asimov
R499 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R145 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is the story of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psycho-historian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in store: a dark age of ignorance, barbarism and violence that will last for thirty thousand years. Gathering together a band of courageous men and women, Seldon leads them to a hidden location at the edge of the galaxy where he hopes they can preserve human knowledge and wisdom against all who would destroy them. Asimov went on to add numerous sequels and prequels to the trilogy, building up what has become known as the Foundation series, but it is the original three books, first published in the Forties and Fifties, which remain the most powerful, imaginative and breathtaking.

The Complete Stories Volume II (Paperback, New Ed): Isaac Asimov The Complete Stories Volume II (Paperback, New Ed)
Isaac Asimov
R264 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R71 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second volume in an extraordinary collection published shortly after the author's death. In these twenty-three stories, Asimov's vivid awareness of the potential of technology is translated into human dilemmas. The definitive collection of short fiction by Isaac Asimov, supreme master of the science fiction genre continues with Volume Two of the Complete Stories. The Good Doctor was always ahead of his time and his work stands today as the clearest expression of our collective hopes and fears for the future. But the ever-expanding popularity of his stories with young and old readers alike is explained by their wit, zest and human interest. Within this volume are stories often voted among the best science fiction stories of all time. In these stories Asimov's vivid awareness of the potential of technology is translated into human dilemmas that are more relevant today than ever before.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: I, Robot - Short Stories (Paperback, New Ed): Isaac Asimov, Rowena Akinyemi Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: I, Robot - Short Stories (Paperback, New Ed)
Isaac Asimov, Rowena Akinyemi
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A human being is a soft, weak creature. It needs constant supplies of air, water, and food; it has to spend a third of its life asleep, and it can't work if the temperature is too hot or too cold. But a robot is made of strong metal. It uses electrical energy directly, never sleeps, and can work in any temperature.

Foundation's Edge (Paperback): Isaac Asimov Foundation's Edge (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R350 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Magic (Paperback, New Ed): Isaac Asimov Magic (Paperback, New Ed)
Isaac Asimov
R259 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R71 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isaac Asimov and science fiction are one and the same to millions of readers. He was the field's transcendent genius, its reigning prophet and its most prolific author. But Asimov also wrote fantasy. 'Magic' is his final original collection, containing all of his fantasy stories that have never before appeared in book form. Wry and witty, they carry his unique, personal stamp of rationalism and logic.

This final collection of Asimov's best loved fantasy stories assembles his most popular tales of the two centimetre demon Azazel, with his tiny red horns and technological expertise so far beyond our own as to seem like magic.

'Magic' is the last word on fantasy by the renowned science fiction author. Though Isaac Asimov had fun writing all his works, these are stories he wrote for fun. They are an essential part of his irreplaceable legacy.

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The Stars, Like Dust (Paperback): Isaac Asimov The Stars, Like Dust (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R336 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The End of Eternity (Paperback): Isaac Asimov The End of Eternity (Paperback)
Isaac Asimov
R337 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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