The Voyager team was celebrating last week when Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, one of the great works of science fiction, won first prize at the ABCD Cover awards in the Sci-fi/Fantasy category.
I, Robot delves into robot psychology like never before, featuring the commandments of the robot world: The Three Laws of Robotics. Asimov’s trademark style mixes a detailed knowledge of science, and pure fantasy, to create robots who are not the monotone, obedient tribe of machines we are used to.
These are robots which are liable to go mad; mind-reading robots; robots with a sense of humour; robot politicians (potentially indistinguishable from the real thing).
The new cover beautifully explores the mechanics of the robot brain in green (hardback) and blue (paperback), masterfully designed by Clare Skeats, and art directed by our very own Alice Moore.
JP Smythe’s tense claustrophobic sci-fi thriller The Explorer, also from Voyager was also shortlisted in the Sci-Fi / Fantasy category. For more details of all the winners, check out Harper design’s blog.
Read a commentary on the choices on the Independent website.