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The Caves of Steel

71.4% complete
1953
1992
1 time
See 18
1 - Conversation with a Commissioner
2 - Round Trip on an Expressway
3 - Incident at a Shoe Counter
4 - Introduction to a Family
5 - Analysis of a Murder
6 - Whispers in a Bedroom
7 - Excursion into Spacetown
8 - Debate over a Robot
9 - Elucidation by a Spacer
10 - Afternoon of a Plain-clothes Man
11 - Escape Along the Strips
12 - Words from a Expert
13 - Shift to the Machine
14 - Power of a Name
15 - Arrest of a Conspirator
16 - Questions Concerning a Motive
17 - Conclusion of a Project
18 - End of an Investigation
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 Robot*
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Robot*   See series as if on a bookshelf
A series of science fiction books written by Isaac Asimov.  These books gave us the well-known Three Laws of Robotics.  They also tie in with the Foundation series.

1) I, Robot
2) The Caves of Steel
3) The Naked Sun
4) The Robots of Dawn
5) Robots and Empire
Copyright © 1953, 1954 by Isaac Asimov
No dedication.
Lije Baley had just reached his desk when he became aware of R. Sammy watching him expectantly.
May contain spoilers
Baley, suddenly smiling, took R. Daneel's elbow, and they walked out the door, arm in arm.
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Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 04-Mar-2023

Publications

 12-Aug-1982
Fawcett Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
12-Aug-1982
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.25
Pages*:
191
Read:
Once
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
422
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-449-20063-9
ISBN-13:
978-0-449-20063-6
Printing:
19
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
John Berkey  - Cover Artist
HE LOOKED LIKE A MAN
HE WALKED LIKE A MAN
HE TALKED LIKE A MAN
BUT HE WASN'T A MAN....


Detective R. Daneel Olivaw was a robot!


When Lije Baley was summoned by the police commission to investigate the murder of Spacetown's leading scientist, he was told his partner would be a robot... a very special robot, created by the murdered man himself.

News of the crime had to be kept secret.  And it had to be solved before the hostile Spacetowners could use it to cause political upheaval.

Olivaw's identity also had to be kept secret.  Anti-robot feeling was reaching riot proportions.

The mission was almost impossible... for a human.  But R. Daneel Olivaw wasn't human.  Detective Baley found Daneel's way to the truth the most terrifying experience of his life.
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Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, May 1971
Nineteenth printing based on the number line

Picked this up at Lute's on my lunch hour.  I'd heard about the Robot series and wanted to start it.  I had only read the Foundation series and liked it.  This was before I knew that the two had merged.

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 01-Dec-1991
Bantam Books
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Date Issued:
01-Dec-1991
Pages*:
288
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
425
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-553-29340-0
ISBN-13:
978-0-553-29340-1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
ASIMOV
THE ROBOT SERIES
THE CAVES OF STEEL


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.  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.

THE CAVES OF STEEL

Like most people left behind on an overpopulated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for wither the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.  But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer.

The relationship between Lije and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start.  Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw.  Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot - and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!
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Author(s)

Isaac Asimov  
Birth: 02 Jan 1920 Petrovichi, Russia
Death: 06 Apr 1992 New York, USA

Notes:
Contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during a triple bypass heart surgery.

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