The Naked Sun

Author:   Isaac Asimov
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
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9780586010167


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   19 June 1985
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Isaac Asimov
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:   Collins
Edition:   edition
Dimensions:   Width: 11.10cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.130kg
ISBN:  

9780586010167


ISBN 10:   0586010165
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   19 June 1985
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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`One of the classic presentations of the womb-city, metropolis as mother, which has haunted imaginations ever since... The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are the best books Isaac Asimov ever wrote' The Guardian `Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age...It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov' Carl Sagan `Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction' Daily Telegraph `Asimov's career was one of the most formidable in science fiction' The Times


A murder on Solaria returns Elijah Baley, human, and R. Daneel Olivaw, robot, to partnership in crime hunting. Solarian life and times present difficulties to both, for human spacers are bound to a remorseless robotic society and the interpretation of their traditions and customs becomes Baley's first job. He learns to conquer his agoraphobia, he smashes through Solarian taboos - and he returns to Earth with valuable information for the future. As in Caves of Steel (1954), purposeful projection. (Kirkus Reviews)


`One of the classic presentations of the womb-city, metropolis as mother, which has haunted imaginations ever since... The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are the best books Isaac Asimov ever wrote'The Guardian `Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age...It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov'Carl Sagan `Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction'Daily Telegraph `Asimov's career was one of the most formidable in science fiction'The Times


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Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Russia and was brought to the USA by his parents three years later. He grew up in Brooklyn and attended Columbia University. After a short spell in the army, he gained a doctorate and worked in academia and chemical research. Asimov's career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the short story `Marooned Off Vesta'. Thereafter he became a regular contributor to the leading SF magazines of the day. Asimov wrote hundreds of short stories and novels, including the iconic I, Robot and Foundation. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once. Apart from his world-famous science fiction, Asimov also wrote highly successful detective mystery stories, a four-volume History of North America, a two-volume Guide to the Bible, a biographical dictionary, encyclopaedias, and textbooks, as well as two volumes of autobiography. Asimov died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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