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Robot Dreams (1986) is a collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Isaac Asimov, illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie. The title story is about Susan Calvin's discovery of a robot with rather disturbing dreams. It was written specifically for this volume[1] and inspired by the McQuarrie cover illustration.[1] All of the other stories had previously appeared in various other Asimov collections. Four of the stories are robot stories, while five are Multivac stories.

Robot Dreams
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First edition
AuthorIsaac Asimov
Cover artistRalph McQuarrie
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesRobot series
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBerkley
Publication date
November 1986
Media typePrint
Pages349
ISBN978-0-425-09345-0
Preceded byThe Complete Robot 
Followed byRobot Visions 

The companion book, which also showcases McQuarrie's illustrations (and includes Asimov essays in addition to short stories), is titled Robot Visions.

ContentsEdit

It contains a foreword by Asimov as well as the following stories:

  1. "Little Lost Robot" (1947)
  2. "Robot Dreams" (1986)
  3. "Breeds There a Man...?" (1951)
  4. "Hostess" (1951)
  5. "Sally" (1953)
  6. "Strikebreaker" (1957)
  7. "The Machine that Won the War" (1961)
  8. "Eyes Do More Than See" (1965)
  9. "The Martian Way" (1952)
  10. "Franchise" (1955)
  11. "Jokester" (1956)
  12. "The Last Question" (1956)
  13. "Does a Bee Care?" (1957)
  14. "Light Verse" (1973)
  15. "The Feeling of Power" (1958)
  16. "Spell My Name with an S" (1958)
  17. "The Ugly Little Boy" (1958)
  18. "The Billiard Ball" (1967)
  19. "True Love" (1977)
  20. "The Last Answer" (1980)
  21. "Lest We Remember" (1982)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Asimov, Isaac. Robot Dreams. Ace, 1990, page xvi

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