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The Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
The Caves of Steel
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The first of Asimov's robot novels, chronicling the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Detective Elijah Baley invesitgates the murder of an offworlder in Spacetown. In the opinion of the Spacers, the murder is tied up with... show more
The first of Asimov's robot novels, chronicling the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Detective Elijah Baley invesitgates the murder of an offworlder in Spacetown. In the opinion of the Spacers, the murder is tied up with recent attempts to sabotage the Spacer-sponsored project of converting Earth to an integrated human/robot society on the model of the Outer Worlds. To search for the killer in the City's vast caves of steel, Elijah is assigned a Spacer partner named R. Daneel. That's Robot Daneel. And notwithstanding the celebrated Three Laws of Robotics, which should make such a murder impossible, R. Daneel is soon Elijah's prime suspect.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 0586008357
Publisher: Granada Publishing
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Robot (#1)
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
3.0 The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
A while back, Audible did this thing that I think they called “blind date with an audiobook” or something like that. I got matched up with Isaac Asimov’s The Caves of Steel. I opted not to buy the audiobook, but the idea of a sci-fi mystery starring a human cop and a robot partner intrigued me, so I...
phani
phani rated it
4.0 The Caves of Steel
I would rate it around 4.5.It was depressing in the initial part, but later on it was interesting enough to cloud that.It was more of a thriller and really loved it for that.
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
5.0 The Caves of Steel
Read as part of The Rest of The Robots. See that review.
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
5.0 The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
The Caves of Steel made me feel like a kid again. Which is funny because when I was a kid, I had no interest in reading it. I didn't say I was a smart kid. It's a book that transports us to another world -- Earth, in the far future -- and even as it tells us how rotten that future is, fills us with ...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
2.0 The Caves of Steel
This is a classic Asimov and the second in his Robot series. It is about a human cop who has to partner with a robot to solve a murder.I'm not entirely sure why I read it. It's probably the first use of this plot line and it is entertaining and all that. But really I find Asimov's Science-Fiction...
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