Famous robots & cyborgs : an encyclopedia of robots from TV, film, literature, comics, toys, and more

by Roberts, Dan, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2014
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.R66 R63 2014x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1995.9.R66 R63 2014x
Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes. Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and foibles of a plethora of fictional robots, cyborgs, and mechanical races--taking in the pronouncements of sci-fi visionaries and eminent robotics scientists along the way. Roberts guides us through the evolution of the deadly Cylons of Battlestar Gallactica in its various forms to movie classics like the mysterious Gort of The Day the Earth Stood Still , the iconic C-3PO, and of course the Terminator.

We encounter crazed cybernetic killers, megalomaniac computers, living spaceships, beautiful androids, human brains in metal bodies, and ultracompetitive robot gladiators. Along the way, find answers to such questions as: Are robots capable of love? Which were the least convincing and most laughable movie robots of all time? Can robots harm humans to save themselves? And can you really destroy a deadly cyborg assassin with the force of an exploding oil tanker?

Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a joyful, eclectic, informative, celebratory journey through the hi-tech world of the mechanical man (and woman). Packed full of trivia, robo-facts, controversy, history, and information on robot toys, games, films, TV, and books, it will delight the dedicated robot aficionado and the interested newcomer alike.
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Subjects Robots in motion pictures -- History.
Robots on television -- History.
Robots in literature -- History.
Robots -- History.
Cyborgs in motion pictures -- History.
Cyborgs in literature -- History.
Cyborgs -- History.
Publisher New York, NY :2014
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Barnsley : Remember When, 2013.
Description 146 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781626363892 (paperback)
1626363897 (paperback)
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