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by Isaac Asimov

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  • ISBN 0606192727
  • ISBN13 978-0606192729
  • Language English
  • Author Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher Demco Media (October 1, 2000)
  • Formats lit docx doc lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1644 kb
  • Size Fb2 1256 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 917

Fearing a violent confrontation between Earthmen and Spacers, Detective Baley and his new partner, a robot, investigate the murder of a Spacetown scientist

A Bantam Spectra Book, published by arrangement with Doubleday.

A Bantam Spectra Book, published by arrangement with Doubleday. Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, May 1971. For information address: Doubleday, New York, NY. eISBN: 978-0-307-79241-9.

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.

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.

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 TO MY WIFE, GERTRUDE, AND MY SON, DAVID Chapter 1. CONVERSATION WITH A COMMISSIONER Lije Baley had just reached his desk when he became aware of R. Sammy watching hi. . Sammy watching him expectantly. The dour lines of his long face hardened. What do you want? The boss wants you, Lije. Soon as you come in. All right. R. Sammy stood there blankly. Baley said, I said, all right. Conversation with a commissioner. Lije Baley had just reached his desk when he became aware of R.

Предлагаем вниманию читателей знаменитый научно-фантастический роман А. Азимова "Стальные пещеры", в котором фантастика соединяется с детективом. Самые знаменитыесыщики в мировой фантастике - детектив Элайдж Бейли и робот Дэниел Оливо, землянин и космонит, - способны расследовать самое запутанное преступление. Полный неадаптированный текст романа снабжен комментариями и словарем. Книга предназначена для студентов языковых вузов, а также для широкого круга любителей англоязычной литературы и, в частности, фантастики.

The Caves of Steel is a science-fiction novel by Isaac Asimov. The book was first published as a serial in Galaxy Magazine, October to December 1953. It is essentially a detective story, and illustrates an idea Asimov advocated, that science fiction is a flavor that can be applied to any literary genre, rather than a limited genre itself.

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. 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).

To my wife, gertrude, And my son, david. Chapter 1.

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Braned
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.
Qag
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.
adventure time
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.
Geny
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.
Flower
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.
Armin
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!
Hallolan
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.