I, ROBOT. New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Influential collection of short fiction about robots with first postulation of the "Three Laws of Robotics," a concept used for plots in numerous tales by other writers in subsequent years. Includes "The Evitable Conflict." in which machines that have made the world of the twenty-first century an economic utopia take control of Mankind's future, moving it "toward an unknown and happy destiny." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 36-7. Loose basis for the recent film of the same title. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-49. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 995-99. Mild tanning to endpapers, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with very light rubbing at spine ends, corner tips and along folds and mild fading to spine panel, much less than usually seen. A very nice copy. (#134770).
First edition so stated on copyright page.