Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mixed Up Robots

One of my favorite books from when I was young is "Norby The Mixed Up Robot" by Janet and Isaac Asimov. This was the first book in a series by the Asimov's about a robot named Norby and his adventures around the galaxy with space cadet Jeff Wells. Norby has been hired to train Jeff to pass his space cadet examines.  It was one of the first science fiction books I ever read and I was hooked right away.  The Asimov's include great descriptions of the robots, futuristic cities, and exciting adventures. Isaac Asimov was someone I read all the way through high school. He has written very sophisticated novels about the way artificial intelligence works in robots, including the book "I, Robot" which was recently made into a movie starring Will Smith. Here is Dr. Asimov describing the three laws of robotics.

I just discovered that a new paperback edition of "Norby The Mixed Up Robot" has been released. I think I might need to add it to my home collection. Should I buy one for the Prairie Creek Library too?

Which cover do you like best?

 If you want to look into the genre of science fiction and need a good starting point consider the Norby series:
* Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot (1983)
* Norby's Other Secret (1984)
* Norby and the Lost Princess (1985)
* Norby and the Invaders (1985)
* Norby and the Queen's Necklace (1986)
* Norby Finds a Villain (1987)
* Norby Down to Earth (1988)
* Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure (1989)
* Norby and the Oldest Dragon (1990)
* Norby and the Court Jester (1991)

Much more SciFi news coming this summer!

1 comment:

  1. you come by your love for science fiction naturally.