Monday, July 16, 2012
The Bicentennial Man: July 17, 7 p.m.
The Bicentennial Man
Andrew seems to be just another NDR domestic robot created by U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men. Purchased by the Martin family and given his name, he serves them faithfully for generations; but Andrew isn't like his countless brothers...
Isaac Asimov's Bicentennial Man was written in 1976 as part of a project to celebrate the U.S. bicentennial. The project never materialized, but Asimov’s novella went winning the prestigious Hugo award the same year, and later served as the basis for a 1993 novel, The Positronic Man (written with Robert Silverberg) and a 1999 movie, The Bicentennial Man, starring Robin Williams.
Presented by Bear Silvershade, starting at 7 p.m. SLT in Seanchai Library.