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The Positronic Man. 1992 The Positronic Man
by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
First Edition 1992
ISBN 0575047003
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Peter Mennim
244 pages
Price: £14.99

The Positronic Man, a Robot novel by Robert Silverberg based on The Bicentennial Man, a novelette by Isaac Asimov.

The original story was published in Stellar #2, an anthology edited by Judy-Lynn del Rey and published in 1976.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the second printing of the 1993 Pan Books paperback edition, ISBN 0330330586. Cover illustration by Peter Mennim.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
NDR 113

Just another positronic brain encased in a humanoid-looking housing. Manufactured in metal and plastic by the United States Robots and Mechanical Men Corporation. And intended to perform household duties in a world only just becoming used to the idea of robots.

But NDR 113 is no ordinary robot.

From his beginnings as a humble servant, Andrew Martin, as he becomes known, discovers fame as a sculptor, writer and scientist. He wins his freedom, changes his body, becomes rich. Only one thing eludes him: his final goal, humanity.

THE POSITRONIC MAN, the third brilliant Asimov/Silverberg collaboration following NIGHTFALL and CHILD OF TIME, is based on Isaac Asimov's classic short story, THE BICENTENNIAL MAN.

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