[EPUB] ✓ The Caves of Steel | BY ☆ Isaac Asimov #2020


  • Title: The Caves of Steel
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
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  • The Caves of Steel By Isaac Asimov 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 Like most people left behind on an over populated Earth, NewA 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 Like most people left behind on an over populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either 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 Life 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
    Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy.Asimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime Asimov s most famous work is the Foundation Series his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified future history for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.Most of Asimov s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and Discovery.Asimov was a long time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly he described some members of that organization as brain proud and aggressive about their IQs He took joy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov 2007, November 29 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 21 50, November 29, 2007, from enpedia wiki Isaac_As

    The Caves of Steel By Isaac Asimov

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    mark monday
    Robot 1 Speculation On Future Of Human Life Human Life In Mega Cities Ants In Anthill Living In Caves Of Steel Reduction Of Space Means Reduction Of Individual Liberties, Reduction Of Privacy, Reduction Of Ability To Do Typical Human Things Like Go Outside Or Eat Alone Reduction Of Human Mind To Primitive Traits Including Xenophobia And Group Think Humans Devolve While Robots Evolve Predictable Trajectory For Humans And Robots Alike Stupid Humans LMAORobot 2 Author is careful and thoughtful in w [...]

    Manny
    Isaac Asimov had opinions on everything, and he d often find ways to insert them into his books I was reminded of Caves a couple of months ago when I read Margaret Atwood s The Robber Bride, which is in many ways an updated version of the Jezebel story from I Kings Atwood gives Jezebel a rough ride Here s what Asimov has to say The Jezebel of the Bible was a faithful wife and a good one according to her lights She had no lovers that we know of After Jezebel s husband, King Ahab, died, her son, J [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani
    The Caves of Steel Robot 1 , Isaac AsimovThe Caves of Steel is a novel by American writer Isaac Asimov It is essentially a detective story, and illustrates an idea Asimov advocated, that science fiction can be applied to any literary genre, rather than just a limited genre In this novel, Isaac Asimov introduces Elijah Baley and R Daneel Olivaw, later his favorite protagonists They live roughly three millennia in Earth s future, a time when hyperspace travel has been discovered, and a few worlds [...]

    Sr3yas
    People sometimes mistake their own shortcomings for those of society and want to fix the Cities because they don t know how to fix themselves Issac Asimov s expansion of Robot short stories gave birth to this unique novel which balances itself between hard science fiction, philosophy, religious undertones and a classic murder mystery In this novel, we are introduced to a highly advanced and a very dystopian New York city which has enwombed the ever growing population of humanity with a disturbin [...]

    Stephen
    4.5 to 5.0 stars Just re read this after having first read it many years ago Asimov was a superb story teller and his books are almost always fun, easy to read and full of big ideas This one is no exception Set on Earth many millennia before the time when the The Foundation Trilogy takes place, it is a time when humans have been divided into two main groups, the Earthmen and the Spacers The first are those 8 Billion souls on Earth living in massively croweded mega cities the Caves of Steel where [...]

    Lyn
    Donald, Hillary, Gary and Jill are drinking wine, playing Twister, listening to Coltrane and discussing Isaac Asimov s 1954 novel Caves of Steel.Hillary One of my favorite Asimov stories is the eulogy Vonnegut said for him, as the mourners are gathered he said, Well, he s in heaven now Donald Hilarious Hillary, I rolled a blue left foot, so let me just slide this way Funny that you mention Heaven as Asimov used much of this futuristic story as a way to discuss some Biblical issues.Jill Yellow ri [...]

    Megan Baxter
    I thought I d read this before I really thought I had But maybe I just saw it on my Mom s headboard when I was little, with other Asimovs, and thought I d read it Because it rang not a bell at all.Except that I knew within the first 30 pages who the murderer was So either I had read it and blocked out everything but that, or Asimov didn t construct his mystery particularly well in this case I think it s the latter It s a matter of a few extraneous details at a moment that felt far too obviously [...]

    Christy
    I enjoyed Isaac Asimov s The Caves of Steel so much than I did his Foundation This is essentially a detective story set in a future world of megacities, space exploration, and human robot interaction The chief tension in this future society is that of overpopulation There are too many people and their numbers are constantly growing soon they will pass the point of sustainability on Earth The book explores a couple of possible solutions to this problem One is a return to the soil, a simplificati [...]

    Penny
    Attempt 2 I wrote a very eloquent long review and then lost it P It s happened to all of us Lots of food for thought in this relatively short story.I tried to read Foundation a while ago and couldn t get into it I found it dense and difficult to read and put it down after the first chapter, so I was a bit nervous that I d encounter the same style in The Caves of Steel I was very pleasantly surprised to find this very easy reading and full of insightful deep ideas to boot Needless to say I highly [...]

    Simona Bartolotta
    I read and reread this book whenever I can, and each time, it tells me a different story If something like infinity is within our grasp, well, as far as I m concerned, then it s to be found in The Caves of Steel.

    Sesana
    Caves of Steel is a detective story, set around the murder of a Spacer a visiting colonist from another world But I think it s fair to say that Asimov is at least as much interested in building his world as he is in the mystery itself It s a good thing, because the mystery isn t entirely satisfactory.The world he builds, on the other hand Now that s interesting Earth s population has been sequestered in cities and subjected to strict rationing Intelligent and vaguely human like robots are everyw [...]

    Nathan Boole
    So, initially I was going to give this book one star It is my opinion that Asimov is frightfully overrated, even compared with other authors who were his contemporaries, and therefore lived in, and wrote from, the same social climate.Nearly all of the human characters were frustratingly stupid throughout most of the book The one woman in the book was basically just in the story to be hysterical, gullible, and even nonsensical.The protagonist, though he is allegedly a competent professional detec [...]

    Stephen
    4.5 to 5.0 stars Just re read this after having first read it many years ago Asimov was a superb story teller and his books are almost always fun, easy to read and full of big ideas This one is no exception Set on Earth many millennia before the time when the The Foundation Trilogy takes place, it is a time when humans have been divided into two main groups, the Earthmen and the Spacers The first are those 8 Billion souls on Earth living in massively croweded mega cities the Caves of Steel where [...]

    Sarah Anne
    I really enjoyed this but Jehoshaphat it was dated

    Jim
    This was fun I haven t read it in decades never listened to it before It was well suited to an audio book the reader was good.It was a good murder mystery, although the guilty party was telegraphed early Just the details were missing Still, the book wasn t primarily about that, but a look at the human condition in a crowded future That was interesting, although harmed by out dated technology I wish he d steered clear of numbers The world retreated to urban caves of steel in the face of the overw [...]

    Tea Jovanović
    Nisam ljubitelj Asimova ali sam svojevremeno kupila Kindle izdanje zbog rada na tom naslovu za jednog izdava a Sada sam voljna da nekom ljubitelju Asimova poklonim to Kindle izdanje ovog naslova Zainteresovan italac treba da mi u inbox po alje svoje imejl na koji da mu po aljem knjigu

    Anastasia
    fantastico come tante qualit provenienti da generi diversi siano qua mescolate in modo cos fluido, compatto, scorrevole Per quanto sia banale da dire, mi piace quando un romanzo di genere fantascientifico abbraccia talmente tante sfaccettature della societ o dell uomo in generale da far sembrare riduttivo definirlo un libro di genere Qui si aggiunge poi lo squisito piacere della storia condito da cos tante varianti pertinenti gi solo alla trama, prima che ai vari significati che emergono dalla s [...]

    Pablo
    Primera novela de la saga de los robots Antes de esta saga hab a le do solo El Sol Desnudo, pero hace muchos a os atr s, cuando no sab a nada del universo de Asimov Leerlo ahora fue distinto, despu s de los 7 libros de la Fundaci n, cuentos, El Fin de la Eternidad y Los Propios Dioses El primer estilo de Asimov est reflejado en todo su esplendor en este libro Con mucha informaci n sobre temas que no van mucho al caso, en los cuales el autor era especialista Como tambi n una trama con giros y vue [...]

    Denisse
    A book itself as much as it is part of a series A science fiction thriller will always be weird, and impressive if it is done well, like The Caves of Steel A jewel anywhere you look Great characters, great start for a new social robotic dilemma, perfect ending and enjoyable for both detective and hard sci fi readers.Siempre me ha gustado la pluma de Asimov Ninguno de sus libros tiene una trama f cil o ligera y comoquiera es as como se lee cualquiera de sus novelas Creo que he le do las suficient [...]

    Pinkerton
    Non sono un grande amante dei libri di fantascienza, per certo avevo gi sentito il nome di Asimov, non avevo mai letto niente di suo perch vedere tanti titoli con ordini di lettura da rispettare per un argomento da cui non sono particolarmente attratto mi aveva sempre fatto desistere Durante la mia ultima capatina in libreria per la curiosit ha avuto il sopravvento, anzitutto grazie a ci che ho trovato scritto nella quarta di copertina che sa molto di poliziesco mystery, facendo poi scorrere la [...]

    Michael
    While I, Robot may be recognized as the source for Asimov s famous three laws of robotics, it s his series of books about the partnership between a human detective, Lije Bailey and his android partner, R Danell Olivaw, that are the compelling and fascinating The Caves of Steel is the first and best of the four entry in the series, introducing us to Bailey, Daneel and a future world in which humanity lives inside massive, interconnected steel domes Humans rarely venture outside and Earth is slo [...]

    notgettingenough
    You can see why Asimov thinks he s great shakes This is written early 1950s and he talks of a future world where humans live in huge cities with the utmost efficiency, protected from the environment, entirely dependent upon nuclear power, eating food created by science Thus earth is still able to support a massive population and rising Let s just say, we are getting there The age of the car is well gone in this world people walk on transport belts that go up to 60 miles hour The vehicles are onl [...]

    Nandakishore Varma
    I somehow prefer the short stories better From an SF point of view, the novels are good but not very good whodunits, IMO.For some weird reason, I used to picture William Shatner as Elijah Bailey and Leonard Nimoy as R Daneel Olivaw.

    Ce
    For a long time I postponed this reading because I thought it would be sooo outdated Ok, it was, but only just a bit, now I need to continue reading the Robot Series.

    Randy
    Brief synopsis of story 1 2 paragraphs Earth civilization labors under the pressures of overpopulation and all citizens live under vast domes of metal and concrete the titular caves of steel Further, robots are making inroads on the human labor market, causing even distress On the flipside is Spacetown where Spacers live Spacers are offworld colonists used to low population, relative wealth, and long life spans They maintain an outpost just outside of the New York City dome, but there is tensio [...]

    Leah
    Jehoshaphat It s tremendous In the far distant future, Earth has become vastly overcrowded and the strain on resources has forced humanity into living cheek by jowl in massive closed in cities the caves of steel of the title They no longer ever venture into the outside world, having basic robots to do any outside work that s needed Living accommodation is small meals are taken in huge communal kitchens and bathing and toileting facilities are all contained in the Personals, again communal and wi [...]

    Jerry Jose
    I always pictured Asimov s Robot series with C 3PO droids and confronting humans from future.Jumping Jehoshaphat How colossally wrong was I The Caves of Steel, in first look, even with all its futuristic contrivances, could be tagged as the grandfather of all those buddy detective action movies from Lethal Weapon to 21 Jump Street In second look, it felt like Dick s muse for Blade Runner, expect, here the detective was paired with a humanoid android capable of dreaming about all kinds of sheep [...]

    Eamon Eriksen
    Asimov wrote this book as a bet as with many of his books that sci fi and mystery should be separate genres The result is an engrossing sci fi classic Definitely worth picking up.

    Michael
    This science fiction detective story by the versatile writer Isaac Asimov is a stimulating cerebral romp through a future, city oriented Earth society The mystery itself is competently executed, but it really plays second fiddle to the main thread, which explores the internal and interstellar politics of a future society, the ramifications of a universe with robots, and the prejudices and emotions that are expressed by the humans in such a society.The book s strength lies in its exploration of d [...]

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