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I am halfway thru iRobot and it is amazing. Will I also feel aceroo same with Caves of Steel? Please share your suggestions. Rob Its a little bit of a different bird. I, Robot is a collection of short stories with a loose narrative thread tying them together. Caves of Steel is a …more Its a little bit of bovedad different bird.

Caves of Steel is a single cohesive story, structured as a “whodunnit” detective novel. Regardless, it is still Asimov and therefore amazing. Can I start with this book, or do I need to read the “0,X” Robots first? Mainul Islam Not really. This is kinda different series.

You are gonna enjoy it if you like detective stories. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. View all 18 comments. Hilarious Hillary, I rolled a blue accero 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.

He also describes over population and stringent measures to survive, rater than more obvious and successful methods utilized by the Spacers. Asimov had clearly read the Bible, he had several informed sections about the Jezebel story.

The murder mystery is kind of secondary to Asimov path finding for later writers like Philip K. Dick and Robert Silverberg and really a host of other writers Donald: Not much action, this is a lot of Asimov describing his futuristic world. And Asimov was a winner with this archetypal sci-fi gem. View all 4 comments.

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 bovecas possible solutions to this problem. One is a return to the soil, a simplification of society and return to “medieval” ways of life. The other is further space colonization, sending humans out with robots to live together on new worlds.

Asimov’s attention to the tensions between humans and robots is interesting because it raises questions about what makes us truly human and separates us from machines. It also mirrors broader concerns about Otherness in the form of minorities, immigrants, and divisions of social class. Humans are suspicious of robots and harbor boveddas toward them for putting them out of jobs and this resentment is treated fairly sympathetically throughout the novel, even as one of the central characters, R.


Daneel Olivaw, a robot, is also treated sympathetically. Asimov presents a solution that is remarkably progressive, arguing for a vovedas in which humans and robots can live and work together.

In general, this is an interesting and entertaining novel, which, although it does fall prey to some stereotypical devices of detective fiction e. I swear, Lije Bailey, the protagonist, says “Jehoshaphat!

In real life, people may have habitual exclamations, things they say a lot, and this might pass without too much notice, but in writing, even a few repetitions of a particular phrase starts to feel like overuse, which means that many usages begins to feel like the offending character has some sort of disorder. Apparently Asimov wanted to demonstrate that science fiction could meld with other genres according to the book cover.

Bóvedas de acero (Robot, #1) by Isaac Asimov (3 star ratings)

The detective partners in the adero are a New York detective named Elijah Baley and a very human-looking robot, called R. But the “detection” seems to consist of the cop just accusing one person after another – he doesn’t even question suspects. Not such a good “fusion” You can follow my reviews at https: 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.

I somehow ce the short stories better. Brief synopsis of story: Earth civilization labors acreo 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 more distress.

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 t Brief synopsis of story: They maintain an outpost just outside of the New Bovedaas City dome, but there is tension between Spacers and their earth brethren kept from boiling over by the narrowest of margins.

Detective Elijah Bailey is called upon to investigate with the condition that he be given a Spacer partner. Daneel Olivaw, turns out to be a robot. Bailey is initially taken aback and harbors his own anti-robot prejudices, which he must overcome as the case progresses. To further complicate matters, they only have a limited amount of time to figure out what happens before the case turns into a diplomatic disaster.

Kind of work defined by basic elements character, plot, setting, language, theme —what elements are foregrounded? How do they fit together?: They eat vat grown yeasts and live in vast enclosed infrastructures, travel by stepping onto extensive networks of pedestrian conveyors.

The plot itself is fairly basic—the odd couple formula in sci fi. Two disparate investigators are paired together and must overcome their differences in order to solve the mystery at hand. What is unique is that it is a sci fi mystery. These are not genres typically combined.


Asimov uses this format and the strictures of his Rules of Robotics to explore the nature of man and the perceived limitations of machines and does so with direct, uncluttered language. Kind of work defined by structure—how is it constructed? We see what he sees, understand his prejudices, and see how they work themselves out in his thought process. It also keeps from being too startled at the boveds world Asimov portrays.

A life without sun enclosed in domes. To Elijah this is normal, and within this environment he has the same hopes for betterment we all do. Beyond that, the book is divided into eighteen episodic chapters, each a centering on small dramatic moments or turns of events. Kind of work defined by theme, interests– paragraphs.

The overt detective story contains within it some interesting premises. The first bovedass that the most humane solution to an overpopulated earth is colonization. Further, we must perpetually endeavor to overcome our fears as a society here symbolized by the perpetual agoraphobia the residents of the caves of steel suffer from in order to advance and better ourselves.

Job displacement and irrational fear create resentment that can erupt into violence. Overall effectiveness of piece—its strengths paragraphs. This was a fast read. Asimov explains a great deal without over-lingering on detail. Further, the character of Daneel Olivaw is fascinating. Where would you alter the text, why, how?

And the ending wraps up with too many speeches explaining all of the reasoning behind the deductions that solved the case. While I grant that this sort of thing is necessary at times, in this instance it came across as rushed and unnatural.

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Finally, your overall analysis of this piece holistically 1 page maximum This was an effective pulp detective mystery with a sci fi setting. Asimov effectively uses a single point of view to both humanize the story and limit our knowledge of the mystery, thus creating a natural tension. He maintains a brisk narrative pace by keeping summary exposition to a minimum.

From this platform, he explores potential problems for humanity overpopulation, job displacement due to mechanization and posits potential solutions colonization, socially integrated robots. Further, within the framework of his Laws of Robotics, he examines human nature and the questions the true substance of morality.

Is morality defined by being able to do something but bofedas acting on the impulse? Or being simply incapable of the action to begin with? We already hear dire warnings of massive job loss and a general leveling of culture with a scarcity of human-to-human interaction that robotics will bring about.

There are characters in Caves of Stee l, known as Afero, who dream of an idealized earlier time, like the 20th century.