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It is my opinion that Asimov is frightfully overrated, even compared with other authors who were his contemporaries, and therefore lived boveeas, and wrote from, the same social climate. Can I start with this book, or do I need to read the “0,X” Robots first? But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. They eat vat grown yeasts and live in vast enclosed infrastructures, travel by stepping onto extensive networks of pedestrian conveyors.

The second group, the Spacers, are the decendants of “Earth” first colonists who years before left the Earth to colonize the 50 “Outerworlds. Humanity goes about its miserable life in so called “cities”, which are huge dwellings inside large metal domes hence the title of the book.

Reveals itself to be a gloss in the margin of Mary Shelley, insofar as Frankenstein is a “Medieval novel describing a robot that turned on its creator”which is an odd way to describe the story I understood it to be a creator who turned on a robot. Reveals itself to be a gloss in the margin of Mary Shelley, insofar as Frankenstein is a “Medieval novel describing a robot that turned on its creator”which is an odd way to desc Decent detective story.

But really, I’m not one who gives five stars to books just because they were pioneering works or classics. Regardless, it is still Asimov and therefore amazing.

The first time Baley accused Daneel of the murder, I was annoyed. The ending itself was pretty unexpected to me, which made me enjoy the book that much more. The adaptation was the brainchild of Story Parade story editor Irene Shubikwho was an enthusiast of science fiction and a fan of Isaac Asimov in particular, once referring acwro him as “one of the most interesting and amusing men I saimov ever met”.


I also thought that it was interesting to note that, while there is only one guarded access point into Spacetown, there are actually over five hundred unguarded entry points that could be easily accessed if one was capable of walking from New York City into Spacetown. Human nature in those fictions still looks exactly like human nature today. What about empathy, our “soul”, our ability to feel? Sci-fi fans looking to complete their classics quota. I was hoping for something much more Dec 01, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: Of course, this is pretty standard bovwdas classic sci-fi, particularly the concept of machines replacing humans.

I swear, Lije Bailey, the protagonist, says “Jehoshaphat! In order to allow necessary production efficiencies, Robots are used but are alomost universally hated by Earthmen as they are seen as taking away jobs from real people. Or being simply incapable of the action to begin with? What could have been done to make this book better: Olivaw gradually learns more about Earth humans and starts to display curiosity in aspects of human behaviour and Earth technology.

Asimov imagines the present day’s underground transit connected to malls and apartment blocks, until no one ever exits the domes, and most of the population suffer from extreme agoraphobia.

Write a customer review. It’s a ssimov of a few extraneous details at a moment that felt far too obviously one chosen to weave in details that would be important later.

Despite the number of years elapsed and humanity’s supposed evolution, we are still mentally in the s? Earth’s population asimvo been sequestered in cities and subjected to strict rationing.

Lists with This Book. The Empire series and The Foundation series. Come per altri libri di Asimov ne ho lettiho l’impressione che la fama dell’autore faccia sempre alzare il giudizio che viene dato ai suoi libri.


This could never happen, however, as all New Yorkers are mentally incapable of walking across an open space [field] from NYC to reach Spacetown.

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The sliding sidewalks in the novel really reminded me of Heinlein’s sliding sidewalks in many of his stories that can and will take people almost anywhere they want to go. Sep 29, Christy rated it liked boovedas Shelves: Sometimes Asimov gets a little carried away with too much pontificating — I should know since I’m a master pontificator myself — such as when he rambles on to R.

Energy would be absorbed form the sun, eventually, and transported back to the Earth. One of the many unexpected things about Asimov was that he was quite a feminist, but somehow without ever acquiring that label. Another thing which probably detracted from my enjoyment, was listening to the audio book for half of the story. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime.

The problem is the plot; in essence the Murder Mystery aspect of the aceor.

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Another recurring theme is the tension between Baley’s wife as “Jessie” or “Jezebel”, and her resentment at Baley for explaining that the Biblical Jezebel story was misinterpreted, stifling her fantasy. The chief tension in this future society is that of overpopulation.

Daneel – who lives with and resembles Dr. Naturally, the latter are less than thrilled with this, and thus we have a sort cold war between the two I’m sending you back! Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. Published by Voyager first published February Reviewer Groff Conklin praised the novel for the way Asimov “combines his interest in robotics with his consuming preoccupation with the sociology of a technology-mad, bureaucratically tethered world of tomorrow.