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SciFi books

Hi all,
I am looking for good books SciFi or non-SciFi focused on robots and robotics for a kid of 11 years. The books must be in German.
Any ideas?
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Old 19.06.2019, 12:01
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Hi all,
I am looking for good books SciFi or non-SciFi focused on robots and robotics for a kid of 11 years. The books must be in German.
Any ideas?
Thank you
Might be a bit steep depending on the intellectual maturity of the kid, but how about Isaac Asimov? Especially the short stories. Totally classic and timeless stories that have a good dose of technology and robotics mixed in with ethical questions and observations.
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asimov robot series. job done.
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Old 19.06.2019, 13:31
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The Men from PIG and ROBOT by Harry Harrison (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...And_R_O_B_O_T_) but not sure if there is a German translation.
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For this I can suggest the "Solar Queen" series from Andre Norton, all about a tramp freighter going to the lesser economical trade planets. Brilliantly written and a front to back read, especially for an 11 year old, I still read them and they belong to my precious books.
Then, oh boy you done it now, the German series "Perry Rhodan"a series about a group of astronauts finding a crashed spaceship on the moon and with the technology create a new nation on earth, this series has been going on since 1961 and has spawned over 6000 editions. It is THE kid´s SCFI series schlechthin in hardcover book and magazin.
Then you can get the "Raumschiff Orion" series, one of my all time favorites, there are seven one hour films and countless magazines. Even the music has become cult.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftDXbIDfce8

There are many others but these should give you an idea.
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Re: SciFi books

I agree with amogle about Asimov. Plus, he started to write in the '50es, I always found fascinating the style of SciFi in those years... I think the focus was more on action and imagination and less on complicating the plots (e.g. consider how time is handled in the movie "Interstellar", that's something quite recent).
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Kyberiade. Fabeln zum kybernetischen Zeitalter
by Stanisław Lem [Collection of stories. His reactions can help guide further choices.]

Ich, der Roboter
by Isaac Asimov [Good on many levels. Depending on his reading ability, perhaps he can compare and contrast with the movie??]

Roboter: Wie funktionieren die Maschinen der Zukunft?
DK Verlag [Recent - informational. Pictures and text.]

Roboter selbst bauen: 13 Bot-Anleitungen für Maker
Daniel Knox [Technical introduction]

Enjoy.
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Ringworld by Larry Niven is available in German.
Ringwelt / Ringwelt Ingenieure: Roman. Doppelband 1 (Known Space, Band 1) - translated by Axel Merz.

A fun adventure story. With some real science thrown in. And Kzinti.
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Re: SciFi books

Cool Robots – Sean Kenney (2010)
National Geographic Readers: Robots – Melissa Stewart (2014)
Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects – Robert Malone (2012)
LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing – Carla Diana (2013)
Awesome Space Robots – Michael O’Hearn (2013)
House of Robots – James Patterson (2014)
The Art of Robots – Amid Amidi
Robo World: The Story of Robot Designer Cynthia Breazeal – Jordan D. Brown (2005)
Robot Builder’s Bonanza – Gordon McComb (2011)
Arduino Robot Bonanza – Gordon McComb (2013)
Caleb-Seven (Children of Eden series) – James Andrew Wilson

Those are some of my favorite.
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The Men from PIG and ROBOT by Harry Harrison (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...And_R_O_B_O_T_) but not sure if there is a German translation.
Ever read "Bill the galactic hero" from Harry Harrison?
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