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a Russian-born American author and professor of
biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known
for his works of science fiction and for his popular
science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific
writers of all time, having written or edited more
than 500 books.
Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series;
his other major series are the Galactic Empire series
and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into
the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series
to create a unified "future history" for his stories.
The Three Laws of Robotics
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction,
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.
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Prism - Chapter 1 (draft)R-L04, Serf, swiped a recession in the wall revealing a smooth glass interface. A few touches here and there and the window’s opacity decreased until it became completely clear. John Doe receded under his sheet with a groan as the morning light hit his face, “What the heck are you doing, robot?" He always made the effort to remind Serf that it was a robot. He had no patience when it came to robots, so making the effort to condescend them whenever he saw fit, was pleasing.Prism - Chapter 1 (draft) by LWNorman
"Apologies sir, but this is quite urgent you’re-" Serf’s husky synthetic voice was cut off by Doe’s impatience.
"Alright, alright. Can you at least fade the windows?"
"Most certainly sir" with that, Serf reached over to the glass interface and dimmed the windows on request.
"And can you stop calling me sir all of the time?" Doe knew that robots like Serf were programmed to be polite, but insisted on questioning it anyway. At least it wasn’t ‘master’; He hated that and on
Isaac Asimov raped by Hollywood...againI just watched the 2000 movie of Nightfall.Isaac Asimov raped by Hollywood...again by Jack-Abbott
I went in optimistically. They put the right number of suns in the sky! The movie addressed at least some of Asimov’s ideas! The story, um, made sense!...well, at least up to a point.
But congratulations, Hollywood! For the second time, you managed to completely screw up adapting one of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. What’s the matter with these people? To me it’s astonishingly simple: STICK TO THE STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I understand that when you’re adapting a short story into a movie, you have to pad it out. I get that. But come on! The 1988 movie had the snake princess...now this version has people with Jedi powers? WHAT?!?!?! Look, just STICK TO THE STORY!
And the thing is, Asimov even made it easy for them. By the time this version was made, Asimov and Robe