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Member:StephenBarkley
Title:The Naked Sun
Authors:Isaac Asimov
Info:Fawcett Crest (1972), Mass Market Paperback, 223 pages
Collections:Ex Libris
Rating:****
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The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov (1957)

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Sci fi robot mystery. I loved these in my late teens. I'll look for the other two. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
This is the second (or third, if you count I, Robot) in Asimov's robot series and the second in the R. Daneel Olivaw series. Once again, this is a science fiction detective story. Baley's growth as a person, his changing beliefs - these were as much the story as the mystery. I enjoyed the mix. Asimov created a world and a society rich in flawed characters, unique customs and diverse history. His story quickly enveloped the reader in the world. I recommend to anyone interested in the AI vs. Human concept, and anyone interested in excellent classic science fiction. ( )
  empress8411 | Jan 21, 2014 |
Plainclothesman Elijah Baley is sent to the world of Solaria to solve a murder mystery. Solarians have huge estates all to themselves and do not see each other in the flesh -ever. Except for the rare occasions during their multi century life span when intercourse is required, and even then it is only with great fear and reluctance. Needless to say then, that Solarians cannot imagine anybody coming close enough to another human being to kill.

Baily must use all his skill and intellect to solve the mystery together with Daneel, the humanoid robot, who has once more joined forces with Elijah.

This book is a joy to read and leaves one with a lot of food for thought. ( )
  IAmAndyPieters | Nov 11, 2013 |
soso story, typical Asimovian logic ( )
  Bookstooge | Sep 26, 2013 |
Earth will be destroyed by a robot army from Solaria, unless the detective team of Elijah Baley and his partner R. Daneel Olivaw, a humaniform robot, find the murderer of an eminent scientist. ( )
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  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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Elijah must face is extreme agoraphobia, and Gladia must confront the Solarian fear of interpersonal contact. These Solarians represent what can possibly happen when dependence on robots is taken to extremes. Also, we get to see the developing relationship between Elijah and Daneel.
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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!

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