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Tõlkinud Ain Raitviir ja Martin Kirotar. Orpheuse Raamatukogu Esmakordselt ilmub eesti keeles tervikuna Asimovi kuulsaim jutukogu, tema ülemaailmsele kuulsusele aluse pannud raamat, mis jõudis juba 1950ndail saksa, rootsi, hispaania ja paljudesse teistesse võõrkeeltesse. See on vahetekstidega omavahel sisuliseks tervikuks seotud positroonilistest robotitest rääkiv legendaarne teos, millest on omal ajal eesti keeles Ain Raitviiru tõlkes ilmunud ilma vahetekstideta kuuest jutust koosnev valik «Kadunud robot» (Loomingu Raamatukogu 1965), samuti on kogumiku avalugu «Robbie» (Robbie; 1940) ilmunud varem Raitviiru antoloogias «Lilled Algernonile» (1976). Esmakordselt ilmuvad eesti keeles kaks lugu („Küülikut püüdes“ ja „Välditav konflikt“) ja jutukogu raamlugu, milleks on robopsühholoog Susan Calvini vestlus ajalehereporteriga, kogumiku lood on esitatud ta väidete illustreerimiseks. 2004. aasta Alex Proyasi filmil «Mina, robot» Will Smithiga peaosas on raamatuga sisu poolest vähe ühist, üle on võetud kõige üldisem positrooniliste robotite kontseptsioon ning inspiratsiooni on saadud mõnest lühipalast.

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Two children chance upon a mysterious creature and soon find out that it is none other than an alien from another planet! Hiding it from their parents and trying to keep him safe, will the children be able to help him go back home? Excerpt: Red kept to his croaking whisper, «Quiet! You want to wake somebody?» Slim noticed all at once that the sun scarcely topped the low hills in the east, that the shadows were long and soft, and that the grass was wet. Slim said, more softly, «What's the matter?» Red only waved for him to come out. Slim dressed quickly, gladly confining his morning wash to the momentary sprinkle of a little lukewarm water. He let the air dry the exposed portions of his body as he ran out, while bare skin grew wet against the dewy grass. Red said, «You've got to be quiet. If Mom wakes up or Dad or your Dad or even any of the hands then it'll be 'Come on in or you'll catch your death of cold.'»

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Two children chance upon a mysterious creature and soon find out that it is none other than an alien from another planet! Hiding it from their parents and trying to keep him safe, will the children be able to help him go back home? Excerpt: Red kept to his croaking whisper, «Quiet! You want to wake somebody?» Slim noticed all at once that the sun scarcely topped the low hills in the east, that the shadows were long and soft, and that the grass was wet. Slim said, more softly, «What's the matter?» Red only waved for him to come out. Slim dressed quickly, gladly confining his morning wash to the momentary sprinkle of a little lukewarm water. He let the air dry the exposed portions of his body as he ran out, while bare skin grew wet against the dewy grass. Red said, «You've got to be quiet. If Mom wakes up or Dad or your Dad or even any of the hands then it'll be 'Come on in or you'll catch your death of cold.'»

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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIESThe Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today.The Galactic Empire has prospered for twelve thousand years. Nobody suspects that the heart of the thriving Empire is rotten, until psychohistorian Hari Seldon uses his new science to foresee its terrible fate.Exiled to the desolate planet Terminus, Seldon establishes a colony of the greatest minds in the Empire, a Foundation which holds the key to changing the fate of the galaxy.However, the death throes of the Empire breed hostile new enemies, and the young Foundation’s fate will be threatened first.

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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIESThe Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today.The First Foundation has been defeated, crushed by the formidable mental powers of the Mule. But whispers of the mysterious Second Foundation, the only hope of defeating the Mule, are beginning to spread…Surviving members of the First Foundation also fear the secret powers of the Second Foundation, vowing to find and destroy it. However, the location of the Second Foundation remains shrouded in mystery. Finding it will lead the Foundation to the opposite end of the Galaxy, where the fate of Seldon’s two Foundations awaits.

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It was a lovable little creature, anxious to help solve the troubles of the world. Moreover, it had the answer! But what man ever takes free advice?

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Youth is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It first appeared in the May 1952 issue of Space Science Fiction and was reprinted in the 1955 collection The Martian Way and Other Stories. Youth is one of the rare Asimov stories with alien characters.

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Sisuliselt Asumi eellooks oleva romaani tegevus toimub ca 10000 aastat tulevikus, tükk aega pärast Roboti-tetraloogia sündmusi, ent kaua enne Asumit – Trantor on alles laienemas ja kuigi Maa on radioaktiivne, seal ikka veel elatakse.Planeet Tyrann valitseb 50 planeedist koosnevat impeeriumi Hobusepea udukogu lähedal, piirates alistatud planeetide arengut ja nende omavahelist suhtlemist. Biron Farrilli, Nephelose planeedi tähtsaima aadliku poeg on Maal ülikooli lõpetamas, kui ta saab teada, et tyranlased on ta isa kinni võtnud ja hukanud. Ta leiab end mässu, poliitiliste intriigide ja spionaaži segapuntrast, võitlemas Tyranni despootidega ja igal sammul eluga riskimas.

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