The Robots of Dawn

Detective Elijah Bailey and his robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw are sent to the Spacer world of Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780586061992

Category: Baley, Elijah (Fictitious character)

Page: 480

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"Plainclothesman Elijah Baley must travel to the planet Aurora to investigate the murder of Robot Jander. He would rather not. His last trip off-Earth on police business resulted in a TV drama being made of the case - as a result of which even his son Bentley suspects Elijah had an affair with Gladia Delmarre, the murder suspect whom he proved innocent. Not only does Gladia now live on Aurora, the murdered robot belonged to her ... and was her lover! Elijah is teamed once more with Robot Daneel, and they are joined by another interesting robot, Giskard. The investigation should benefit from a secret and unique ability possessed by Robot Giskard. But Elijah is disturbed by his presence, sensing perhaps that Giskard's positronic brainpaths function to a hidden agenda. What Giskard knows but Elijah does not is that the future of mankind in space hangs on the outcome of this investigation ...

The Robots of Dawn

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.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307490246

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A millennium into the future two advances 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. Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.

The Robots of Dawn

Called to the Spacer world to solve a case of roboticide, New York City detective Elijah Baley teams up with humanoid robot R. Daneel Olivaw to prove that the prime suspect, a renowned roboticist, is innocent of the crime. Reprint.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553299492

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

View: 684

Called to the Spacer world to solve a case of roboticide, New York City detective Elijah Baley teams up with humanoid robot R. Daneel Olivaw to prove that the prime suspect, a renowned roboticist, is innocent of the crime. Reprint.

Robots Muder

A collection of science fiction short stories that take place in the Galaxy.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780739407011

Category: Baley, Elijah (Fictitious character)

Page: 745

View: 829

A collection of science fiction short stories that take place in the Galaxy.


The Robot Novels

Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, a robot, investigate the murders of a famous robotocist, an isolated inhabitant of Solaria, and Jander Panell, an advanced robot

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345331199

Category: Fiction

Page: 671

View: 783

Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, a robot, investigate the murders of a famous robotocist, an isolated inhabitant of Solaria, and Jander Panell, an advanced robot

An Asimov Companion

This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries.

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 415

A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov’s metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov’s science fiction oeuvre.

Betrayal in the Robot Dawn

This second book in the Robot Dawn series takes place sixteen years after the events in the first one.

Author: C. W. Crowe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781549836565

Category:

Page: 328

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This second book in the Robot Dawn series takes place sixteen years after the events in the first one. Lucy and Leo are now elder statesmen in the last large human settlement of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and they have two children who play a very large role in the story. For many years, the population of Ft. Smith worked to restore civilization after it had been destroyed by the rampaging robots. The story opens with a town-wide party to commemorate what the robots had done and to celebrate their success in building their town up to a thriving population of 3000 souls. Everyone takes advantage of the day off - even the town's teenage kids who sneak outside the fence that surrounds the town to having their own private bash. They plan to swim and dance away from their parents eyes and they are enjoying themselves under the full moon when something passes silently overhead and blocks out the light. They then hear sounds in the darkness as something moves towards them . . .Betrayal in the Robot Dawn is 100% suitable for all ages. It's an exciting read with SciFi elements, but it's not really science fiction. It's got romance and action and heartbreak and a bratty younger brother along with - of course - a raptor or two. Filled with new and lifelike characters, Betrayal in the Robot Dawn will have the reader wanting the next book in the series.

Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s, exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781857983357

Category: Science fiction

Page: 480

View: 431

Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s, exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth.

I Asimov

I had a contract for a third novel about Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw (the
detective and his robot assistant), for my intention was to make ... The novel was
therefore named The Robots of Dawn, which turned out to New Robot Novels
483.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307573532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as only Asimov himself could tell it. Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write; who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century. Here are his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from religion to politics, love and divorce, friendship and Hollywood, fame and mortality. Here, too, is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the varied personalities—Campbell, Ellison, Heinlein, Clarke, del Rey, Silverberg, and others—who along with Asimov helped shape science fiction. As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future he so vividly envisioned.

Forward the Foundation

Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New
York City detective and a humanoid robot ... The Robots of Dawn Detective Elijah
Baley is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 055390096X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 700

The second of two prequel novels in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series As Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory and ensure a place for humanity among the stars, the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse. Caught in the maelstrom are Seldon and all he holds dear, pawns in the struggle for dominance. Whoever can control Seldon will control psychohistory—and with it the future of the Galaxy. Among those seeking to turn psychohistory into the greatest weapon known to man are a populist political demagogue, the weak-willed Emperor Cleon I, and a ruthless militaristic general. In his last act of service to humankind, Hari Seldon must somehow save his life’s work from their grasp as he searches for its true heirs—a search that begins with his own granddaughter and the dream of a new Foundation.

Prelude to Foundation

Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New
York City detective and a humanoid robot ... The Robots of Dawn Detective Elijah
Baley is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900951

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 345

This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, bold ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence—beginning with one exceptional man. It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall—those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire . . . the man who holds the key to the future—an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.

Contemporary Authors 1945 to the Present

... The Caves of Steel (1954), The Naked Sun (1957), Earth Is Room Enough (
1957), Foundations Edge (1982), and The Robots of Dawn (1983). His Nightfall (
1941) is thought by many to be the finest science—fiction short story ever written.

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750152

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

View: 995

Contemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Lest darkness fall

The Robots of Dawn 793 finds it easy to nudge her to accompany Baley ' s distant
THE ROBOTS OF DAWN great - grandson , D . G . ( Daneel Giskard ) Baley , to
find and out what happened to the first two Settler ships that had ROBOTS AND ...

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893569099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

View: 208

"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

Uncovering Lives

My thinking about Asimov, however, soon turned in a very different direction. The
initial stimulus was his 1983 best-seller, The Robots of Dawn. I had read his first
two robot novels, The Caves of Steel and The 9. Asimov as Acrophobe.

Author: Alan C. Elms

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Psychobiography is often attacked by critics who feel that it trivializes complex adult personalities, "explaining the large deeds of great individuals," as George Will wrote, "by some slight the individual suffered at a tender age--say, 7, when his mother took away a lollipop." Worse yet, some writers have clearly abused psychobiography--for instance, to grind axes from the right (Nancy Clinch on the Kennedy family) or from the left (Fawn Brodie on Richard Nixon)--and others have offered woefully inept diagnoses (such as Albert Goldman's portrait of Elvis Presley as a "split personality" and a "delusional paranoid"). And yet, as Alan Elms argues in Uncovering Lives, in the hands of a skilled practitioner, psychobiography can rival the very best traditional biography in the insights it offers. Elms makes a strong case for the value of psychobiography, arguing in large part from example. Indeed, most of the book features Elms's own fascinating case studies of over a dozen prominent figures, among them Sigmund Freud (the father of psychobiography), B.F. Skinner, Isaac Asimov, L. Frank Baum, Vladimir Nabokov, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Saddam Hussein, and Henry Kissinger. These profiles make intriguing reading. For example, Elms discusses the fiction of Isaac Asimov in light of the latter's acrophobia (fear of heights) and mild agoraphobia (fear of open spaces)--and Elms includes excerpts from a series of letters between himself and Asimov. He reveals an unintended subtext of The Wizard of Oz--that males are weak, females are strong (think of Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Lion, and the Wizard, versus the good and bad witches and Dorothy herself)--and traces this in part to Baum's childhood heart disease, which kept him from strenuous activity, and to his relationship with his mother-in-law, Matilda Joslyn Gage, a distinguished advocate of women's rights. And in a fascinating chapter, he examines the abused childhood of Saddam Hussein, the privileged childhood of George Bush, and the radically different psychological paths that led these two men into the Persian Gulf War. Elms supports each study with extensive research, much of it never presented before--for instance, on how some of the most revealing portions of C.G. Jung's autobiography were deleted in spite of his protests before publication. Along the way, Elms provides much insight into how psychobiography is written. Finally, he proposes clear guidelines for judging high quality work, and offers practical tips for anyone interested in writing in this genre. Written with great clarity and wit, Uncovering Lives illuminates the contributions that psychology can make to biography. Elms's enthusiasm for his subject is contagious and will inspire would-be psychobiographers as well as win over the most hardened skeptics.

Isaac Asimov

168 21 DOO Tichy appear as Earth legends in The Robots of Dawn . History is
transformed into legend quite often in the later novels of the Foundation series as
well . Certainly , one narrative function of The Robots of Dawn is to point the robot
 ...

Author: William F. Touponce

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 122

View: 863

Looks at Asimov's life, and discusses his fiction and nonfiction works, dealing mostly with his Robotic and Foundation stories

Robot Empire Battle for Dawn

Can she face off against a vastly superior military? And if they do, where could they go to find safety?Battle for Dawn is the second book in the Robot Empire series of galaxy-sized adventures.

Author: Kevin Partner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781973385110

Category:

Page: 153

View: 110

Their survival depends on unity, but their greatest enemies lie within.As the crew of Dawn prepares for the retaliation of the Vanis Federation, Arla decides to visit her father who still lives in the pastoral, and ignorant, idyll of the Valleys. But she has been betrayed by someone she trusted and must find a way to bring together the people of Dawn before the space marines of the Vanis land in force to seize their priceless cargo of ancient robots.Helped by those she thought were enemies and hindered by her former friends, Arla must find a way to fight off the attack and then find a place of safety for her people. Can she stand against the thousand year prejudice and dogma of her own society? Can she face off against a vastly superior military? And if they do, where could they go to find safety?Battle for Dawn is the second book in the Robot Empire series of galaxy-sized adventures. If you like fast-paced science fiction in the classic mould of Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury and Bear, you'll love Kevin Partner's brand new space adventure.Download Battle for Dawn and prepare to face the Robot Empire.

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

... Isaac Asimov (Foundation's Edge (1982), The Robots of Dawn (1983)), Robert
A.Heinlein (Friday (1982)), Clifford Simak (“Grotto of the Dancing Deer” (1980),
Project Pope (1981)), Gordon Dickson (“Lost Dorsai” (1980), “The Cloak and the
 ...

Author: Mark Bould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135228353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

View: 415

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at: history – an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development theory – detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies issues and challenges – anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity subgenres – a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres. Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.

Isaac Asimov

Asimov used Foundation ' s Edge to bring the Foundation universe into the
beginnings of a consistency with the rest of his stories , in particular the robot
stories , and he used The Robots of Dawn to bring The Robot Novels into the
same ...

Author: James E. Gunn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 970

Although he wrote hundreds of non-fiction works about science, mathematics, history, the Bible and literature, Isaac Asimov is best known as a science-fiction writer. In this text, James Gunn analyses his bestsellers and his contribution to the genre.

It s Been a Good Life

woman fall in love with a humaniform robot like R . Daneel Olivaw . I had seen no
way in 1958 of being able to ... The novel was therefore named The Robots of
Dawn , which turned out to be even more suitable . I enjoyed writing the new
novel ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 436

The renowned science fiction storyteller recalls his own story, from his youth in Depression-era Brooklyn and his early fascination with pulp magazines to his eventual pioneering of the seminal "Foundation" series.