Feb 152006

Robot City 1: Odyssey book cover

A man wakes up in an escape pod with no memory, and only his space suit with Derec written on it to tell him what his name is. He has no memory whatsoever of anything before he woke up. The main plot of the series revolves around Derec’s search for his identity and a way to recover his memory. We are introduced to robots that don’t necessarily behave how we would have thought. They do obey the Three Laws but there are new twists involved. We also get to see aliens, something that Asimov had not really explored in his own writing. Overall, there is quite a bit of action in this first book and it should keep you interested enough to finish the rest of the series.

  One Response to “Isaac Asimov’s Robot City Book 1: Odyssey by Michael P. Kube-McDowell”

  1. I was a little skeptical reading a book based on Asimov’s work, but written by someone else; however, I can tell from the first book that I am going to like the series. This book can be classified as an introduction, and ends with a series of questions and mysteries yet to be resolved. Basically, Derec finds himself on an asteroid with no previous personal memories, but an obvious robotics abilities. Many things about the asteroid’s operations are abnormal. I have some theories already as to what is going to happen, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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