Literary Techniques

(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

The stories of I, Robot are set inside a frame-tale, so that while each story is independent, they can be seen as a series of...

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(Masterpieces of American Literature)

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Literary Precedents

(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

The story of artificial men reaches back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and Karel Capek's R.U.R., which first used the...

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Related Titles

(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

The Complete Robot is a collection of all of Asimov's robot stories published in book form up to that time. The Caves of Steel...

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