The Naked Sun (The Robot Series)

The Naked Sun (The Robot Series)

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by Isaac Asimov
     
 

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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

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553293395
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Robots Series, #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
105,674
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

William Dufris 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. He has also acted on stage and television in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

Brief Biography

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

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Naked Sun 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 47 reviews.
Starfire32210 More than 1 year ago
Read this over and over and will again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Robot series is fascinating , even still today, and this in patticular is as strong as any of the prior installments. It's very much a mystery science fiction novel and never loses interest. If you have made it this far in the series you will not be let down.
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