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Robot Visions

What is a robot? We might define it most briefly and comprehensively as "an artificial object that resembles a human being." When we think of resemblance, we think of it, first, in terms of appearance...

Robot Dreams

Science fiction has certain satisfactions peculiar to itself. It is possible, in trying to portray future technology, to hit close to home. If you live long enough after writing a particular story, yo...

Graduation Day

A KNOCK MAKES me jump. My hands shake from exhaustion, fear, and sorrow as I unlatch the lock to the door of my residence hall rooms and turn the handle. I let out a sigh of relief as I see Raffe Jeff...

Fracture Me

ONE “Addie? Addie, wake up. Addie—” I roll over with a groan and stretch, rubbing both eyes with the heel of my hand. It’s too early for this shit. “Addie—” Still half asleep, I grab James by the coll...

Allegiant

CHAPTER ONE TRIS I PACE IN our cell in Erudite headquarters, her words echoing in my mind: My name will be Edith Prior, and there is much I am happy to forget. “So you’ve never seen her before? Not ev...

Dreadnought

One Down in the laundry room with the bloody-​wet floors and the ceiling-​high stacks of sheets, wraps, and blankets, Vinita Lynch was elbows-​deep in a vat full of dirty pillowcases because she’d pro...

Foundation's Fear

RENDEZVOUS R. Daneel Olivaw did not look like Eto Demerzel. That role he had already cast aside. This Dors Vanabili expected, though it was unsettling to her. She knew that through millennia he had di...

Foundation's Edge

The first Galactic Empire was falling. It had been decaying and breaking down for centuries and only one man fully realized that fact. He was Hari Seldom the last great scientist of the First Empire, ...

Foundation and Empire

The date was August 1, 1941. World War II had been raging for two years. France had fallen, the Battle of Britain had been fought, and the Soviet Union had just been invaded by Nazi Germany. The bombi...

Foundation and Chaos

1. Hari Seldon stood in slippered feet and a thick green scholar’s robe on the enclosed parapet of an upperside maintenance tower, looking from an altitude of two hundred meters over the dark aluminum...

Forward the Foundation

Part I Eto Demerzel DEMERZEL, ETO-... While there is no question that Eto Demerzel was the real power in the government during much of the reign of Emperor Cleon I, historians are divided as to the na...

Forrest Gump

Chapter One Let me say this: bein a idiot is no box of chocolates. People laugh, lose patience, treat you shabby. Now they says folks sposed to be kind to the afflicted, but let me tell you -- it ain'...

Questing Beast

In the green glow of Nemurian midnight, the food stain on the geosurvey graph blazed electric orange. Sean Kozlov dragged his hand across his face in a vain hope some of his fatigue would stick to it ...

His Lordship Possessed

Chapter One Half an hour after giving myself to my worst enemy, and daftly imagining myself to be falling in love with him, I paced round the confines of the bedchamber in which he had imprisoned me. ...

Eve & Adam

I am thinking of an apple when the streetcar hits and my leg severs and my ribs crumble and my arm is no longer an arm but something unrecognizable, wet and red.An apple. It was in a vendor’s stall at...