Last revised: 09/06/06 07:50 PM
I originally became interested in science fiction while attending Jane Adams Jr. High School in the mid 60's. My seventh grade English teacher, Mrs. LaPointe, had a small collection of her own personal science fiction books sitting on the window sill for use by her students. After reading Hal Clements 'Mission of Gravity', 'Needle' and 'Through the Eye of a Needle' , I was hooked. I read every science fiction book in the school library. Discovered 'IF', 'Galaxy' and 'Astounding' (now 'Analog Science Fiction and Fact' ASF) at the local drug store and have read almost every ASF issue since that time.
Science Fiction authors will sometimes write a series of stories about the same fiction universe. Some of these that I have read and found highly enjoyable, thought provoking, or just fun are: (this list is by no ways complete)
About the discovery of intelligent life on a neutron star.
Soon to be a major motion picture.
Laws of Robotics are:
1.A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2.A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
From Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D., as quoted in I, Robot. In Robots and Empire (ch. 63, the "Zeroth Law" is extrapolated, and the other Three Laws modified accordingly:
0.A robot may not injure humanity or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
"A micro Galactic Branch Library"