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by Isaac Asimov

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  • ISBN 0451012402
  • ISBN13 978-0451012401
  • Language English
  • Author Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher New American Library (October 1, 1955)
  • Formats lit lrf lrf azw
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1273 kb
  • Size Fb2 1575 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 747


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Bantam Books by Isaac Asimov. Prelude to foundation. It sold better than any of my earlier books; it elicited nicer letters from readers; and (best proof of all) Doubleday smiled at me with greater warmth than ever before. Until that point, they wanted outlines and chapters from me before handing me contracts, but after that I got my contracts on my mere statement that I was going to write another book. The Caves of Steel was so successful, in fact, that it was inevitable that I write a sequel.

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Home Asimov, Isaac Caves of Steel (Signet SF, 1240). Caves of Steel (Signet SF, 1240). ISBN 10: 0451012402, ISBN 13: 9780451012401. Isaac Asimov, who was named "Grand Master of Science Fiction" by the Science Fiction Writers of America, entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades. 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.

The Caves of Steel book. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New 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.

This item:The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov Mass Market Paperback CDN$ 1. 4. Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov Mass Market Paperback CDN$ 1. 6. During his legendary career, Asimov penned more than 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.

Author : Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov's "Robot" novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Genres : Science Fiction, Mystery. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.

The Caves of Steel is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov. It is a detective story and illustrates an idea Asimov advocated, that science fiction can be applied to any literary genre, rather than just being a limited genre in itself. The book was first published as a serial in Galaxy magazine, from October to December 1953. A Doubleday hardcover followed in 1954.

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction.

Isaac Asimov’s ROBOT series – from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels – contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction

Isaac Asimov’s ROBOT series – from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels – contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. In the vast, domed cities of Earth, artificial intelligence is strictly controlled; in the distant Outer Worlds, colonists and robots live side by side. A Spacer ambassador is found dead and detective Elijah Baley is assigned to find the killer.

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Saberdragon
I first read this book in 1961 and it holds up well. It takes place some 3000 years in the future where people on an overpopulated Earth live in gigantic cities (hence the title). However, Spacers live on fifty underpopulated planets.

The Spacers have established an embassy on Earth on the outskirts of New York, called Spacetown. The book goes into great length contrasting the culture of the Spacers verses the Earthers, and this is necessary to understand the significance and possible motive of the murder of a Spacer in Spacetown.

Plain-clothes man Elijah Baley is assigned the case and in an unprecedented move is partnered with a Spacer robot, R. Daneel Olivaw.

The book succeeds as both a great work of Science Fiction speculation and as a fine mystery. Asimov does not cheat the reader, providing many clues to solve the perplexing murder.

This robot novel introduces the human looking robot R. Daneel Olivaw who would appear in many other robot novels as well as the continuing Foundation novels. This book is top notch.
Kazigrel
The opening novel of this major science fiction trilogy from the 1950s is a classic, odd-couple, "buddy cop" pairing. Elijah Baley is an Earth-born detective who profoundly distrusts the high-and-mighty Spacers, who think they're better than those who stayed on Earth--and that goes double for the Spacers' robots, who threaten to do away with ordinary people's jobs and livelihoods. So of course when a prominent Spacer is killed while on Earth, and Baley is assigned to investigate, who should they name as his partner but a robot? And not just any robot. R. Daneel Olivaw is made in the likeness of the murdered Spacer, right down to the smallest hair. Cultures clash, misunderstandings ensue--but there's a mystery to solve. This book opens a world of wonders (some of them highly improbable, given today's understandings) and strong prejudices. A major theme is pushing one's boundaries to open up new tolerance to "the other." It's a theme we could profitably revisit today.
Shazel
This was my second reading of this book. It was a bit enlightening to read about the human conflict with robots. The robots were perceived to be eliminating human jobs. There was even an underground anti-robot movement. Asimov wrote the book in the early 1950's. It was nice to see his foresight in predicting the current issue we see at present (2017). The separateness of human from human speaks of our day in which we see many people walking down the road listening to their playlist or phones. People sit in restaurants over lunch totally oblivious to the rest of the world. We are approaching Asimov's forecast very fast.
Topmen
Science fiction/detective mashup's have become popular lately. They range in quality from average to pretty good. All of them are second rate when you compare them to this book.

The setting of a New York City that has sprawled across New Jersey and become one big massive self contained city a.k.a. "the caves of steel" comes to life with the descriptions of the daily routine of eating and using bathrooms.

Our detective has access to computers, blasters and robots but ultimately it's his human detecting skills and ability to spot what's just not quite right to solve the mystery.
Drelalen
So I read I Robot some time ago and always meant to fully read these books in order. Well I'm happy to say I read the first of what is a very long and expansive universe and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I think in total it took me about two days to fully get through this on and it was fantastic, story and the characters were engaging and the blend of sci-fi and and mystery was a fun play on the traditional human/robot relation. The only things that give me pause, and maybe this isn't worth a star, is the somewhat antiquated language and the world in which it is portrayed. These elements very well could be intentional to drive home the differences of the Earth and Spacer colonies. You the reader will have to decide. The other aspect is the investigation itself, it wasn't the great shocker I expected it to be but it does set the series up nicely for further expansion into this universe. Would say this is a definite for readers of all types.
Katius
The first in the Robots series, this offering from Asimov is a gripping detective story. The worldbuilding here is amazing without being intrusive or boring, and the characters are interesting and complex. Less scifi and more detective story that happens to take place in a scifi world. The exploration of human society in the future, and of robots, is really excellent but is more background information for the true story rather than being the focus - very immersive. Exciting and will keep you guessing!
Morlurne
Were you ever in the wrong place at the wrong time? Well he is and he has to do a favor for his boss and long time friend. Then he finds out what it is. In a defined amount of time, he has to solve a murder that could not have happened. No one from space town will help him, the earth wants them all dead, and there's a twist I won't tell you about that makes this the easy part.
...men will be cops, women will be dieticians, and you'll still have to run down the hall to use your phone. But we'll be colonizing the galaxy, and robots will look like humans.
I'm of the generation that grew up devouring Asimov - who, among others, got me imagining a fantastic future - but now that vision is revealed as much less imaginative than was once thought. What value this book retains is in nostalgia for those who read it long ago, or as a semi-important example of the development of the genre. (The Foundation Trilogy being a better example of the latter.) I give one star for each, though I cant disagree with anyone who rated this 1 star overall, that's likewise reasonable.
As for the "mystery" element - that wasn't good when the book was new. Our hero stumbles along doing pretty much nothing worthwhile (though we do get descriptions of Asimov's future New York), then the solution - jehosphat! - just pops into his head a few pages from the end.