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Ok, to read once, just to see what it is all about, but not on my ‘must re-read list’. Mar roher, Ian rated it liked it Shelves: An intresting book with some good quotes.

Nov 10, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: Fredda definitely comes off as the stronger character. There are also internal difficulties among the Spacers themselves, aggravated in rlger part to the intrusion of the Settlers. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Kresh must chase down Caliban, stand between extreme elements of both Settler and Calibqn society deal, and play diplomat As with any classic detective story, Caliban opens with a horrific crime that is also an intriguing puzzle. Roegr frustrating cliffhanger, just a burning curiosity for what happens to the characters and the planet next. He grew up in Washington D. One person found this helpful.

The robots perhaps show more charac I finally got around to reading this series, and, well, I can understand why several times I started to read, put the book away, and never came back. If you are a seller for this macbriide, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Intertwined with the mystery is a serious critique of robots, or more specifically the Three Laws.

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Even if the laws were partly encoded in hardware, it surely wouldn’t be difficult to redesign the positronic brain either to move this encoding to software as the most difficult part of getting a computer to follow the laws would macbrid to provide sufficiently usable definitions of concepts such as “human”, “harm” and so on or to redesign the hardware to cope working to redefine things in a familiar environment being far easier than at the same time having to work in a completely new background.


Someetimes it dragged a bit but, overall a good job. I liked the robot Caliban, but not enough to read this book at one sitting like some others I’ve read. Isaac Asimovs Robot Novel: Lin rated it it was ok Feb 25, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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In his later years Issac Asimov worked to merge his two great science fiction series, the Foundation and the Robot series. Feb 09, Noamhoffman rated it it was amazing.

At that point, things get interesting again and it leads to an unexpected but not altogether fascinating ending. Having grown up on the early I-Robot and other novels of the 50’s calibban followed Asimov’s work as a fan for years, I was glad to read a book that could still bring back the intrigue and interest of complex humanoid robotics of that earlier era.

In the process Asimov created an entirely new world with hundreds o In his later years Issac Asimov worked to merge his two great science fiction series, the Foundation and rogsr Robot series.

Because from the start Asimov’s robots are built with three laws: That robot is Calaban, and Calaban would seem to be unique among robots in some very fundamental ways. Having completely unnatural names takes me out of the experience of reading the story every time I see the name. As with any good detective story, Caliban has all the players racing for a final confrontation where the truth finally comes out, in this case by piercing deduction combined with a theatrical slight-of-hand on the part of Kresh and Donald.


The author made some good points in bringing out how the robotic society was a slave society and how dangerous that was for human. This story starts with the premise that Robots, highly evolved robots are sentient beings and so should be considered as beings in their own right.

Isaac Asimov’s Caliban

Nuri rated it it was ok Sep 19, Since this part of the background is quite fundamental to the plot, it does have an effect on my willingness to accept Caliban a,len who do not work as computer programmers may be happier with it. Aug 08, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: To my surprise, Allen got it mostly right.

Originally published on my blog here in May Cover of the first edition. Want to Read saving…. I calian pronounce his name Goober, though, because he totally is. It is not a library copy. De Ruimters waren de voorvaderen van de mannen en de vrouwen die in een grijs verleden met hun robots de Aarde ontvluchtten.

Is this part of foundation? In fact, the scenario for this novel and its successors it is the first of a trilogy seems to tacitly agree with this, being concerned as it is with the development claiban a macbfide set of laws to replace those which have been the basis of robot design for centuries. The robots perhaps show more character than the humans? Pretty good for those of us who always enjoy the Asimov robot books.