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Monday July 05, 2004
02:30 PM

I, Terminator?

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I saw my first preview of I, Robot recently. Ugh. It's been a long time, but I remember the book being a somewhat low-key detective mystery with a sci-fi angle. The movie, however, looks like some whacked out version of Terminator: Rise of the Machines.

Yep, they turned it into an action flick.

Update: It has been pointed out to me that I was confusing I, Robot with Caves of Steel. Time to make a run to the bookstore. :)

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  • How many more times do you expect to preview it? And why?
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    • Randal L. Schwartz
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  • It's been a long time, but I remember the book being a somewhat low-key detective mystery with a sci-fi angle.

    You're thinking of "Caves of Steel", the first book about Elijah Bailey and R Daneel Olivaw.

    "I, Robot" was a collection of short stories revolving around Asimov's 3 laws of robotics. Each story pushed the limits of those laws in one direction or another. (There was also a book "The Rest of the Robots" which had some additional short stories.) There were a few characters that appeared in more t

    • Holy Asimov, you're right! Checking my bookshelf again, it appears that I *never actually read I, Robot*. It was Caves of Steel and a couple others I was thinking of.
    • I wrote a song called Caves of Steel [mac.com] some years ago, and am working (from the original MIDI file I used way back then) on re-doing it, for kicks. I am about halfway done with redoing the music, then I just need to add the vocals and vocoder.