The Naked Sun

The Naked Sun

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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 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!
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books
Copyright Date: ©1957
1983
ISBN: 9780804191234
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Characteristics: audio file
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Aug 04, 2016

"The Naked Sun" was a follow on sequel to Asimov's future detective novel "the Caves of Steel". It is critical that the reader first experience the previous novel before plunging into this one.

Much of the book is rather dated but it was fresh at the time.

This novel is as much an exploration of the inside of Isaac Asimov's neurotic mind, as it is of the future implications of robotic technology. With all his foibles Asimov might be considered to be the Woody Allen of science fiction than the Daschel Hammet of the genre.

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