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A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible ...
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Overview

A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots—unthinkable under the laws of Robotics—or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345313904
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/12/1983
  • Series: Robots Series, #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

Meet the Author


Isaac Asimov began writing his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named "Grand Master of Science Fiction" by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades. He died, at the age of seventy-two, in April 1992. William Dufris began his audio career doing radio plays, audiobooks, film/animation dubbing, and language tapes in London, where he lived for thirteen years. While there, he had the honor of sharing the microphone in a number of BBC Radio plays with Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockard Channing, and Helena Bonham-Carter. These experiences led him to cofound two audio production companies: The Story Circle Ltd. and Mind's Eye Productions. He has also acted on stage and television in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. William is the original voice of Bob (and Farmer Pickles/Mr. Beasley/Mr. Sabatini) in the popular children's show Bob the Builder for the United States and Canada (Series 1-9). He produces, directs, acts and engineers for his audio theatre company, Rocky Coast Radio Theatre. He has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered twenty-one Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century, as well as one of the Best Voices of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

Biography

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      January 20, 1920
    2. Place of Birth:
      Petrovichi, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      April 6, 1992
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    It's Asimov!

    Read this over and over and will again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2011

    Great Science Fiction Murder Mystery

    I can't get over Isaac Asimov's books. He has an M.Night Shamalan twist type of thing going but, his stories are actually good. The book gets you into a reality thats hard to escape from. After reading this series i definatelly recomnend moving on to the Foundation Series for the total mind blowing Asimov twist!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

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    The Naked Sun shall remain renowned as one of the greatest of Asimov's novels. A brilliant combination of thrilling action, engaging mystery, and fasicinating theory, and with a carefully cultivated aura of the echoes of change and the triumph of a new world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    One of the best sci-fi books

    This book is excellent. The storyline is absorbing and intelligent, the writing, superb. Isaac Asimov is considered by everybody to be one of the best science-fiction writers, as well as the most prolific.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Fun

    Classic Asimov. Has held up well over the years but not as much fun as when I first read it 50 years or so ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2002

    One of Asimov's best

    The unique thing about this book is that, beside evrything that has been said about this book (robot psychology, tight thriller etc.), I found it to be a beautiful love story, in a very differnt emotional set up, with the least physical interaction between the protagonists. Asimov's insight into human character is brilliant and this understanding is best brought out in his extrapolation of human reactions in situations so difficult to envisage by our perceptions, modelled by our social and emotional environment. if you have any interest in reading books, don't miss this one, and the Foundation trilogy (I won't put the late sequels and prequels in the same category).

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