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The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
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Title:The Robots of Dawn
Authors:Isaac Asimov
Info:Spectra (1994), Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Collections:Laura Perenic
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The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov (1983)

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This was written 25 years after the previous book in the series. The purpose was, probably, to tie in these robot detective novels with the empire and foundation novels. These factors make it less palatable than the previous book. It mixes Asimov's 1950's style and characters with a bunch of 1980's style explicit sex. And the mystery is not "fair" anymore thus enforcing a preposterous ending. ( )
  themulhern | May 30, 2016 |
Mixes the sci-fi and mystery genres. A fun tale on a weird planet. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Another enjoyable read from the Robots series. Though it is a new planet it continues to contain Asimov's belief in progress through technology and the American Dream. ( )
  kale.dyer | Jan 26, 2016 |
Some of the issues raised in this novel were years ahead of their time. A good read. So far, my favorite among the three Robots books. ( )
  dirac | Jan 25, 2016 |
Deja vu. Robots of Dawn, #3 in the series, is so much like The Naked Sun, #2 in the series, I thought that I might have picked the wrong book, all over again. C'mon Asimov...what are you trying to say? The characters on this planet are so similar to the characters on the previous planet; one of them is even the same person. It insulted my senses. OK, this book has a lot of sex discussion in it. Perhaps, that's the author's intent...where is Earth headed? And, there's a twist at the end that's intriguing. Those things saved this book from death by 1 star. ( )
  buffalogr | Jan 7, 2016 |
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Foss, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lippi, GiuseppeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sabaté, HernánTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Youll, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. 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.

Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance. 

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Detective Elijah Bailey and his robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw are sent to the Spacer world of Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide.

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