In which a robot longs to be a Real Boy.
In fact, I have only one gripe with this story—all the stuff about “the bicentennial man” itself. That was rather inevitable, given that it was written to be included in an anthology aimed at celebrating America’s bicentennial, but it’s a little too cutesy and tends to make me gag. That’s a minor flaw, but it stands out so glaringly for me that I rate the story not quite as highly as I otherwise might.
|The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories|
|The Complete Robot|
|The Asimov Chronicles|
|Complete Stories, The, Vol. 2|
|Hugo Winners, The, Volume Four|
|Machines that Think|