Today’s post is part of YA Highway’s Roadtrip Wednesday Blog Carnival. The topic is as follows:

In our Bookmobile selection this month, Debra Driza’s MILA 2.0, the main character discovers she’s an android trained to obey orders. We want to know: What other human-like robots (or robot-like humans?) have you enjoyed in books, TV, or movies?

Well, I’m not a huge science fiction reader, so this might be difficult. I did enjoy Orson Scott Card’s Ender series, in which one of the characters is not an android, per se, but a living computer. In true Card fashion, her origins and existence raise questions of metaphysical proportions. An interesting, if puzzling read.

When it comes to humanoid robots, though, nobody beats Asimov. His robot detective series combines the fun of a good mystery with thoughtful insights into the issues of life with mechanical people. I recommend both series for those with a love for the scientifically plausible.

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