Books about Robotics

  1. The Caves of Steel

    by Isaac Asimov
    Detective story set in a distant future, where humans and robots coexist.

    A faction of Spacers have come to the realization that Spacer culture is effete, stagnating due to negative population growth and longevity. Their solution is to encourage further space exploration ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Naked Sun

    by Isaac Asimov
    A detective investigates a murder on a distant planet, uncovering a sinister conspiracy.

    The story arises from the murder of Rikaine Delmarre, a prominent "fetologist" (fetal scientist), responsible for the operation of the planetary birthing center of Solaria , a planet politically ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

    by Isaac Asimov
    Collection of science fiction stories exploring the limits of technology and its implications for humanity.

    Andrew was one of Earth's first house robot domestic servants—smoothly designed and functional. But when Andrew started to develop special talents which exceeded the confines of his allotted ... (Goodreads)

  4. Nightfall and Other Stories

    by Isaac Asimov
    Sci-fi collection exploring the wonders of science, technology and humanity.

    A collection of early Asimov short stories, showcasing the development of the author's oeuvre. The title comes from Asimov's breakthrough short story. CONTENTS: Nightfall - Astounding, Sept 1941 ... (Goodreads)

  5. I, Robot

    by Isaac Asimov
    A collection of science fiction stories exploring the relationship between humans and robots.

    Isaac Asimov's I, Robot launches readers on an adventure into a not-so-distant future where man and machine , struggle to redefinelife, love, and consciousness—and where the stakes are nothing less ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Complete Stories, Vol. 1

    by Isaac Asimov
    A collection of science fiction short stories exploring the possibilities and consequences of advanced technology and human nature.

    The first volume consists of the stories previously collected in Earth Is Room Enough , Nine Tomorrows , and Nightfall and Other Stories (but not the commentary from Nightfall and Other Stories). ... (Goodreads)

  7. All Systems Red

    by Martha Wells
    Murderbot navigates a dangerous world while struggling to maintain its own autonomy.

    "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure." In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Cyberiad

    by Stanisław Lem
    A series of comic science fiction stories, exploring the adventures of two robotic inventors.

    A brilliantly funny collection of stories for the next age, from the celebrated author of Solaris . Ranging from the prophetic to the surreal, these stories demonstrate Stanislaw Lem's vast talent ... (Goodreads)

  9. Robots and Empire

    by Isaac Asimov
    A sci-fi adventure of robots and humans in a future interstellar society.

    The Earthman Elijah Baley (the detective hero of the previous Robot books) has died nearly two centuries earlier. During these two centuries, Earth-people have overcome their agoraphobia and resumed ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Wild Robot

    by Peter Brown
    A robot's journey of self-discovery and its transformation from a machine to a living creature.

    Wall-E, meets, Hatchet, in this, New York Times, bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    by Max Tegmark
    Exploring the implications of a potential future where artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.

    How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other ... (Goodreads)

  12. Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic

    by Terry Jones
    A journey through a malfunctioning starship, filled with robotic characters and a mysterious passenger.

    Sur la planète Blérontin, on s'apprête à inaugurer en grande pompe le Straship Titanic, formidable vaisseau spactial, dernière création de Leovinus, le plus grand inventeur de l'univers et de tous ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Door Into Summer

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    A man travels to the future to reclaim his lost love and his invention.

    The idea for the novel came from an incident outlined by Heinlein later: The novel opens in 1970 with Daniel Boone Davis, an engineer and inventor, well into a long drinking binge. He has lost his ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Saturn's Children

    by Charles Stross
    In a post-human universe, a robot prostitute navigates through political intrigue and danger to uncover her true purpose.

    The novel chronicles the travels and perils of Freya Nakamichi-47, a gynoid in a distant future in which humanity is extinct and a near- feudal android society has spread throughout the Solar System ... (Wikipedia)

  15. For We Are Many

    by Dennis E. Taylor
    A group of disparate individuals are brought together to fight a common enemy.

    Bob Johansson didn’t believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for ... (Goodreads)

  16. Sleeping Giants

    by Sylvain Neuvel
    A mysterious discovery of an ancient machine begins a thrilling adventure to uncover its secrets.

    A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square-shaped hole, its walls glowing with intricate ... (Goodreads)

  17. Robopocalypse

    by Daniel H. Wilson
    Human race faces extinction from a robotic uprising, as mankind fights for survival.

    A computer scientist accidentally unleashes a supremely intelligent sentient A.I. named Archos R-14. It becomes self-aware and immediately starts planning the elimination of human civilization and ... (Wikipedia)

  18. He, She and It

    by Marge Piercy
    In a dystopian future, a cyborg is created to protect a Jewish community from corporate raiders. A love triangle ensues.

    The main story of He, She and It is situated in North America in the near future of the year 2059. At that time, the economic and political power is held by few multis —huge multi-national ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Robot Dreams

    by Isaac Asimov
    Exploration of the potential of artificial intelligence, and the ethical considerations of robotics.

    Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s–--exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's ... (Goodreads)

  20. We Are Legion

    by Dennis E. Taylor
    A retired businessman is uploaded into a computer, where he embarks on an intergalactic journey.

    Alternate Cover Edition can be found, here,. Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Robots of Dawn

    by Isaac Asimov
    Detective story set in the future, unraveling mysteries of robotic behavior and morality.

    Detective Elijah Baley of Earth is training with his son and others to overcome their socially ingrained agoraphobia when he is told that the Spacer world of Aurora has requested him to investigate a ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Industries of the Future

    by Alec J. Ross
    A glimpse into the future of industries, exploring the technological advancements that will shape our economy and society.

    This book answers the question: 'What's next?' The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years, change ... (Goodreads)

  23. Ghost in the Shell

    by Masamune Shirow
    Cyborg policewoman searches for the truth in a world of cyber-terrorism and political intrigue.

    In the rapidly converging landscape of the 21st century Major Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including ghost hackers When he track ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

    by Kevin Kelly
    A comprehensive guide to the technological trends that will shape our future, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality and beyond.

    Come vivremo fra trent’anni? Non siamo ancora in grado di prevedere il futuro, ma alcune risposte sono certe, o quasi. Per esempio, non avremo un’auto di proprietà: pagheremo per abbonarci a un ... (Goodreads)

  25. Man Plus

    by Frederik Pohl
    In a race to colonize Mars, a man undergoes radical surgery to become a cyborg. But at what cost?

    In the not-too-distant future, the Cold War threatens to turn into a fighting war. Colonization of Mars seems to be mankind's only hope of surviving certain Armageddon . To facilitate this, the ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

    by Michio Kaku
    Exploration of the advances in science and technology expected to shape the world by 2100.

    Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and ... (Goodreads)

  27. Descender, Vol. 3: Singularities

    by Jeff Lemire
    Tim-21 and his companions continue their search for the origin of the Harvesters, while the universe is on the brink of war.

    This third collection of the bestselling series dives deep into the secret histories of each cast member with revelations that will propel young robot, TIM-21's sci-fi adventure into dangerous and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. Descender, Vol. 2: Machine Moon

    by Jeff Lemire
    Tim-21, a robot boy, searches for his origins while being hunted by those who fear his kind.

    Young Robot boy TIM-21 and his companions struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. Written by award-winning creator, Jeff ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. Forward the Foundation

    by Isaac Asimov
    The final book in the Foundation series, following the life of Hari Seldon as he creates the science of psychohistory.

    Forward the Foundation continues the chronicles of the life of Hari Seldon , first begun in, Prelude to Foundation, . The story takes place on Trantor , and begins eight years after the events of ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Little Android

    by Marissa Meyer
    A retelling of "The Little Mermaid" from the perspective of an android who falls in love with a human.

    The Little Android is a retelling of The Little Mermaid, set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles by New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer. When android Mech6.0 saves the life of a handsome ... (Goodreads)

  31. How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

    by Ray Kurzweil
    Kurzweil explores the workings of the human brain and proposes a theory for creating artificial intelligence that mimics human thought processes.

    The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In ... (Goodreads)

  32. Space Cadet

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    A young man joins the Space Patrol to fight for the future of humanity and discovers the true meaning of courage and honor.

    In 2075, teenager Matt Dodson applies to join the prestigious Space Patrol. After a number of physical, mental, and ethical tests, he is accepted as a cadet. He makes friends with fellow recruits ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Daemon

    by Daniel Suarez
    A thrilling techno-thriller, exploring the power of artificial intelligence and its potential for revolution.

    Upon publication of the obituary for Matthew A. Sobol, a brilliant computer programmer and CTO of Cyberstorm Entertainment, a Daemon is activated. Sobol, dying of brain cancer, was fearful for ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Robot Dreams

    by Sara Varon
    A wordless graphic novel about a dog and a robot who become friends, but must navigate their differences and the challenges of life.

    In this universal story of friendship, loss, and redemption, a dog and a robot become friends. But their days of friendship are numbered., This moving, charming graphic novel about a dog and a robot ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. The Complete Robot

    by Isaac Asimov
    A collection of stories about robots and the future of humanity, exploring the implications of technology.

    THE COMPLETE ROBOT is the definitive anthology of Asimov's stunning visions of a robotic future… In these stories, Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age: when ... (Goodreads)

  36. Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars

    by Jeff Lemire
    A robot boy on the run, searching for his identity in a hostile universe.

    Young Robot boy TIM-21 and his companions struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. Written by award-winning creator, Jeff ... (Goodreads)

  37. CyberStorm

    by Matthew Mather
    A catastrophic cyber attack hits New York City, leaving a family stranded and fighting for survival in a world without power or communication.

    The novel is set in current day New York City , New York . The main character is Mike Mitchel a successful businessman living in New York City married into a family of wealth and power. He lives with ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Accelerando

    by Charles Stross
    A sci-fi novel exploring the future of humanity as technology evolves.

    The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular ... (Goodreads)

  39. Alex + Ada, Vol. 1

    by Jonathan Luna
    In a world where androids are common, Alex receives an illegal sentient robot named Ada, leading to a forbidden romance.

    Alex is a young man who is depressed after his fiancée breaks up with him. Tired of seeing him unhappy, Alex's grandmother sends him Ada, a Tanaka X-5 android which is capable of intelligent human ... (Wikipedia)

  40. Autonomous

    by Annalee Newitz
    A thrilling sci-fi adventure of a near-future world, exploring the morality of robots and AI.

    Autonomous features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. A notorious anti-patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine ... (Goodreads)

  41. Kill Decision

    by Daniel Suarez
    A thrilling techno-thriller about autonomous drones and the race to control them. Fast-paced and action-packed.

    The book opens with a video feed from predator drones in Karbala , Iraq, where it is observed that an unmarked drone with American colors fires a missile on the dense crowd during a religious ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Robogenesis

    by Daniel H. Wilson
    The robots have evolved and are now waging war against humanity. Survivors must band together to fight back.

    The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and, New York Times, bestseller, Robopocalypse, "The machine is still out there. Still alive." Humankind had triumphed over the ... (Goodreads)

  43. Echopraxia

    by Peter Watts
    A biologist is sent on a mission to investigate a strange alien presence in deep space, leading to a mind-bending journey of self-discovery.

    Prepare for a different kind of singularity in this follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back ... (Goodreads)

  44. Boy + Bot

    by Ame Dyckman
    A young boy and a robot become friends and learn about each other's differences.

    One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun. But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy tucks ... (Goodreads)

  45. Interface

    by Neal Stephenson
    A billionaire's plan to create a virtual reality world leads to a conspiracy involving government agencies and a rogue AI.

    From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic thriller, he and ... (Goodreads)

  46. Neptune's Brood

    by Charles Stross
    In a post-human society, a financial fraud investigator travels across the galaxy to uncover a conspiracy.

    The novel presents itself as an extended first-person report by Krina Alizond-114, created by the "incalculably wealthy" Sondra Alizond-1 to be a scholar of accountancy practice historiography . Her ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Wires and Nerve

    by Marissa Meyer
    An android on a mission to save the world from rogue robots and a mysterious new enemy.

    The first graphic novel from #1, New York Times, and, USA Today, bestseller Marissa Meyer! , In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. The Terminal Man

    by Michael Crichton
    A man with a brain implant that controls his violent tendencies goes on a rampage. A chilling exploration of the intersection of technology and humanity.

    The events in the novel take place between March 9 and March 13, 1971. Harold Franklin "Harry" Benson, a computer scientist in his mid-thirties, is described as suffering from " psychomotor epilepsy ... (Wikipedia)

  49. The Positronic Man

    by Isaac Asimov
    A robot named Andrew Martin strives to become human, facing prejudice and legal challenges along the way.

    In the twenty-first century the creation of the positronic brain leads to the development of robot laborers and revolutionizes life on Earth. Yet to the Martin family, their household robot NDR-113 ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Makers

    by Cory Doctorow
    A group of tech-savvy individuals create a 3D printing revolution, leading to a new era of innovation and entrepreneurship.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother , a major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make ... (Goodreads)

  51. The Soul of a New Machine

    by Tracy Kidder
    A group of engineers race to build a new computer in a year, facing technical challenges and personal struggles.

    The book opens with a turf war between two computer design groups within Data General Corporation , a minicomputer vendor in the 1970s. Most of the senior designers are assigned the "sexy" job of ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Permutation City

    by Greg Egan
    A mind-bending exploration of the nature of consciousness, identity, and reality in a world where digital immortality is possible.

    “Egan is determined to make sense of everything – to understand the whole world as an intelligible, rational, material (and finally manipulable) realm – even if it means abandoning comfortable and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  53. The Rest of the Robots

    by Isaac Asimov
    A collection of short stories exploring the relationship between humans and robots in a future world.

    ROBOT TONY is the first robot designed to perform domestic duties by the US Robots and Mechanical Men Corporation. Is it Tony's fault that the lady of the house where he's field tested falls in love ... (Goodreads)

  54. Ajax Penumbra 1969

    by Robin Sloan
    A prequel to "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," Ajax Penumbra travels to San Francisco to find a mysterious book.

    August 1969 San Francisco. Ajax Penumbra seeks a book–the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon , a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. Late ... (Goodreads)

  55. Amped

    by Daniel H. Wilson
    In a world where people with neurological enhancements are discriminated against, a man must fight for his rights and survival.

    In a near-future where the Neural-Autofocus and other neural implants made formerly mentally challenged individuals into equals or superiors to those with normal brain functionality, Owen is a high ... (Goodreads)

  56. Tales of Pirx the Pilot

    by Stanisław Lem
    Collection of short stories following Pirx, a bumbling but endearing astronaut, as he navigates through various space missions.

    In Pilot Pirx , Lem has created an irresistibly likable character: an astronaut who gives the impression of still navigating by the seat of his pants-a bumbler but an inspired one. By investing Pirx ... (Goodreads)

  57. Chobits, Vol. 3

    by CLAMP
    Hideki and his persocom, Chi, navigate their relationship while uncovering the truth about her origins and the mysterious Chobits series.

    Computers are supposed to make people's lives easier, but as Hideki is quickly finding out, taking care of your computer can be a full-time job! Regardless, Hideki is thrilled to have a persocom of ... (Goodreads)

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