1956I. AsimovDead Past in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 7/1
Mr. Araman, I came to you because you’re top man in chronoscopy…I've come to you, sir, because for two years I have been trying to obtain permission to do some time viewing—chronoscopy, that is—in connection with my researches on ancient Carthage.
1950I. Asimov…And Now You Don’t in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 113/2
‘Galactography,’ said the mayor, ‘is our greatest enemy. Our admirals make no secret of our almost hopeless, strategic position.’
1979I. AsimovEditorial: The Vocabulary of SF in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Sept. 8
Strictly speaking, an android should be an artificial device with the appearance of a male human being. One with the appearance of a female human being would be a ‘gynoid’, from the Greek word ‘gynos’ meaning ‘woman’. However, I have never seen the word ‘gynoid’ used for any artificial device of human appearance. ‘Android’ is used for artificial devices that mimic either sex—or, for that matter, that are neuter.
1940I. AsimovHomo Sol in Astounding Science-Fiction Sept. 118/1
Beings of every manlike type and shape were there. Some were tall and polelike, some broad and burly, some short and stumpy. There were those with long, wiry hair, those with scanty gray fuzz covering head and face, others with thick, blond curls piled high, and still others entirely bald. Some possessed long, hair-covered trumpets of ears, others had tympanum membranes flush with their temples. There were those present with large gazellelike eyes of a deep-purple luminosity, others with tiny optics of a beady black. There was a delegate with green skin, one with an eight-inch proboscis and one with a vestigial tail. Internally, variation was almost infinite. But all were alike in two things. They were all Humanoid. They all possessed intelligence.
1952I. AsimovCurrents of Space in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 67/2
It’s different in different places and we have to know exactly what it is in order to allow ships to calculate exactly how to jump through hyperspace.
1944I. AsimovCatch That Rabbit in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 165/2
If your analysis were correct, Dave would have to break down the First Law of Robotics: That a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to be injured.
1942I. AsimovFoundation in Astounding Science-Fiction May 42/1
After the Fall will come inevitable barbarism, a period which, our psychohistory tells us, should…last from thirty to fifty thousand years.
1940I. AsimovStrange Playfellow in Super Science Stories Sept. 75/1
The ‘talking Robot’ as a scientific achievement left much to be desired. It sprawled its unwieldy mass of wires and coils through twenty-five square yards, and every robotical function had been subordinated to vital attribute of speech. It worked,—and was in this respect quite a victory—but as yet, it could translate only the simpler and more concrete thoughts into words.
1942I. AsimovRobot AL-76 Goes Astray in Amazing Stories Feb. 223/1
There was even talk of a Congressional investigation, though every reputable Roboticist and Mathematical Physicist on Earth swore the robot was harmless.
1942I. AsimovBlack Friar of Flame in Planet Stories Spring 22/2
Sanat wriggled in the grasp of the two Lhasinuic soldiers. ‘Tell them to let go,’ he cried in the Vegan tongue. ‘I am unarmed.’ ‘Speak,’ ordered the admiral in English. ‘They do not understand your language.’ Then, in Lhasinuic to the soldiers, ‘Shoot when I give the word.’