Isacc Asimov's I, Robot: To Protect by Mickey Zucker ReichertIsacc Asimov's I, Robot: To Protect by Mickey Zucker Reichert

Isacc Asimov's I, Robot: To Protect

byMickey Zucker Reichert

Mass Market Paperback | December 4, 2012

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First in an all-new trilogy inspired by Isaac Asimov's legendary science fiction collection I, Robot.

2035: Susan Calvin is beginning her residency at a Manhattan teaching hospital, where a select group of patients is receiving the latest in diagnostic advancements: tiny nanobots, injected into the spinal fluid, that can unlock and map the human mind.

Soon, Susan begins to notice an ominous chain of events surrounding the patients. When she tries to alert her superiors, she is ignored by those who want to keep the project far from any scrutiny for the sake of their own agenda. But what no one knows is that the very technology to which they have given life is now under the control of those who seek to spread only death...

Mickey Zucker Reichert is a pediatrician, parent, animal lover, and author of twenty-some novels including Renshai, Nightfall, Barakhai, and Bifrost series, one illustrated novella, and fifty-plus short stories. She can be found at
Title:Isacc Asimov's I, Robot: To ProtectFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.69 × 4.16 × 1.05 inPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451464893

ISBN - 13:9780451464897

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay The writing is well done for the most part. But to begin with this is in no way part of Asimov's Canon. It's like watching a movie remake or a superhero reboot. The sociopolitical setting is different, the evolution of robots is different and ignores the first introduction of Susan Calvin into Asimov's work. Okay, so it ignores Susan Calvin's entire history AMD personality. Like I said, it's not Canon. Unfortunately the author goes to great pains to explain the changes of society and science-medicine but then uses ridiculous hypotheses for the main danger of the story. *SPOILERS*Nano-robots with ONLY sensors, only the capacity for one command, and no tools for mobility (their extraction requires the use of an external magnet to move them) are then reprogrammed to control patients brains to target specific (or specific types of) places, tell them where they can pick up bombs or bomb components and while doing all these complicated tasks manage to retain their original programming for data collection. Not to mention how are they supposed to collect information on specific firings and misfirings of synapses when they're just lazily floating around the cerebro-spinal fluid? They would need some sort of "brain GPS" to know where they were. And really? Human hands directly directly building nanorobots using tiny hammers? AND having said hands easily discernable under the same magnification which let's them see nanorobots on the nanometer scale?*END SPOILERS* Buy it on discount.
Date published: 2013-12-13