Любящий робот

loving robot

Books like these are a blessing. Recommended to everyone!
Everything is perfect about them: the plot, the language, the characters, and the subtext.
In the first book, a robot designed to help around the house accidentally ends up on a deserted island. The forest inhabitants hostilely meet Roz (this is a robot - a girl), they are afraid of her, drive her away, avoid, show aggression. Roz is not offended and does not despair - she does not have such programs - Roz is programmed to survive, and in order to survive in the wild, she needs to learn from the locals. Therefore, the robot calmly and persistently seeks contacts with the inhabitants of the island. She watches them, learns from them how to disguise, learns the languages ​​of animals, helps them and even saves their lives. Little by little, the natives get used to it.
And then a sudden event occurs - Roz becomes a mother. She adopts a gosling left without parents. Without Roz, this baby would be doomed, but there is little hope for Roz either: there is no parenting program in her microcircuits. But Roz is no longer alone, everyone who understands at least something in raising children comes to the aid of the young family; everyone who has recently eschewed a robot cannot indifferently pass by a mother in need of support.
And then an unusually harsh winter sets in on the island, and now Roz is the only hope for salvation for many animals, because she knows how to keep warm. Finally, Roz becomes a full-fledged member of society, she is needed, she is loved. This would have been the end of the story, but it turned out that all this time Roz was looking for combat robots programmed to destroy...
The second part of this story is even more... No, I won't say "interesting", both books are equally good. The second part is more dynamic. In it, from the first to the last page, Roz strives to meet her goose son, from whom she was separated. She runs away from the farm, where she lives with very good owners, to whom she has sincerely become attached. The master's children help her escape after hearing the story of her life. She makes her way through forests and mountains, makes her way through a pack of wolves, finds herself in a huge city, where patrol robots are waiting for her. She rushes over the rooftops, hides through the sewers, pretends to be someone else, gets into a shootout - she rushes to her son. The second book also ends with a twist.
These interesting and deep books are designed more for teenagers, but younger students will also be interested. Of course, after reading these books, it is unlikely that six- or seven-year-olds will ask themselves the questions "who we are and where we are going," but the plot will captivate them. But for 10-12-14 years old, philosophical questions about a person's place in this world, about relationships with other creatures, about humanity, about the natural and the artificial, are given here in just the right proportion.

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