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The Naked Sun

71.4% complete
1957
1992
1 time
See 18
1 - A Question Is Asked
2 - A Friend Is Encountered
3 - A Victiim Is Named
4 - A Woman Is Viewed
5 - A Crime Is Discussed
6 - A Theory Is Refuted
7 - A Doctor Is Prodded
8 - A Spacer Is Defied
9 - A Robot Is Stymied
10 - A Culture Is Traced
11 - A Farm Is Inspected
12 - A Target Is Missed
13 - A Roboticist Is Missed
14 - A Motive Is Revealed
15 - A Portrait Is Colored
16 - A Solution Is Offered
17 - A Meeting Is Held
18 - A Question Is Answered
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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 © 1957 by Isaac Asmiov. © 1956 by Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
To Noreen and Nick Falasca, for inviting me,
To Tony Boucher, for introducing me, and
To One Hundred Unusual Hours.
Stubbornly Elijah Baley fought panic.
May contain spoilers
The naked sun!
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Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 04-Mar-2023

Publications

 01-Nov-1972
Fawcett Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Nov-1972
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.95
Pages*:
223
Catalog ID:
M1759
Read:
Once
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
423
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-449-24243-9
ISBN-13:
978-0-449-24243-8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Dean Ellis  - Cover Artist
THE PLANET SOLARIA
COULD DESTROY EARTH
IN TWO SECONDS FLAT ...


And probably would - eventually.

Solaria was powerful and power-hungry.  It had taken over two hundred years to develop the ultimate weapon - a massive army of robots that could obliterate Earth and rule the universe in a matter of days.

But now that would have to wait.

One of Solaria's most eminent scientists had suddenly been found brutally murdered.  Only Earth's most famous detective, Elijah Baley, could solve the dark, baffling mystery.  Solaria demanded his help.

Baley didn't want to go.  But how could he refuse?

Earth's very existence was at stake.

Fawcett World Library
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Notes and Comments:
Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, May 1971
November 1972

I picked this up at Lutes after reading The Caves of Steel.

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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:
426
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-553-29339-7
ISBN-13:
978-0-553-29339-5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
ASIMOV
THE ROBOT SERIES
THE NAKED SUN


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 Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermitlike 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 onlt through holographic projection.  Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while his 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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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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