Title: The Positronic Man
Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd, London
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Robert Silverberg expands Asimov's Bicentennial Man into a full-length novel (forming, with the original, the basis of the Robin Williams film Bicentennial Man). Published posthumously, this UK edition is the true first, preceding the US version. First edition (states First published on copyright page, with no additional printings listed). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. This book comes from a large collection of Isaac Asimov first editions, including many signed and especially fine copies. Bookseller Inventory # 13311
Synopsis: Andrew Martin, a standard housekeeping robot, allows the unique capabilities of his experimental brain to lead him to become an artist, businessman, and crusader, in a novel based on Asimov's short story, ""The Bicentennial Man."" 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
From the Publisher: Powerful and haunting, The Positronic Man is an unforgettable novel that redefines Isaac Asimov's and Robert Silverberg's place among the greatest science fiction authors of all time.
In the twenty-first century the creation of the positronic brain leads to the development of robot laborers and revolutionizes life on Earth. But to the Martin family, their household robot NDR-113 is more than a trusted friend, a confidant, a member of the family. For through some unknown manufacturing glitch, Andrew has been blessed with a capacity for love and a drive toward self-awareness and devlopment that are almost...human.
But almost is not enough. Andrew's dream is to become fully human. Facing human prejudice, the laws of robotics, and his own mechanical limitations, Andrew will use science and law in his quest for the impossible, arriving at last at a terrifying choice: to make his dream a reality, he must pay the ultimate price.
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