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: 2011
ISBN: 9780307792402
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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This sequel to The Caves of Steel once again pairs Elijah Bailey and Daneel Olivaw. The

strength of Asimov’s work lies with his Three Laws of Robotics and how he uses those to both shape and

misdirect the reader as the mystery unfurls.


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mjathols
Aug 04, 2017

Even better than the first book. The Naked Sun finds our plainclothesman Elijah Baley, and his trusty robot buddy, R. Daneel Olivaw, on a spacer world in which people are revolted to even be in the same room with another human being.

Asimov analysis every aspect of this type of society, and misses nothing.

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jovanweismiller
Jul 08, 2011

The second Robot novel. Given Asimov's agoraphobia, it's a very fair treatment of the 'outside' by an agoraphobic Earthman (Baley) solving a murder on Solaria.

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mad64
Jun 23, 2011

A very interesting sci-fi murder mystery story. Also considering it was written in the 50's, it shows how our current fascination with electronic communication could be taken to the extreme.

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