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Chimera (Isaac Asimov's Robot Mystery #2)

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Coren Lanra is the head of security for DyNan Manual Industries. A former Special Service agent, he's never cared for bureaucracy, piracy, or deception. And he hates mysteries. Lanra's troubles begin with the death of Nyom Looms, daughter of DyNan president Rega Looms, during an ill-fated mission to smuggle illegal immigrants from Earth to the colony Nova Levis-all were ap ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by iBooks (first published January 1st 2001)
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Jeremiah Johnson
Apr 14, 2013 Jeremiah Johnson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The idea of this book goes against everything Asimov wrote about in regards to robots. He was firmly against the idea that robots should be feared. I can't imagine how his estate ever approved the writing of this book.
To make matters worse, the writing in this book is even worse than the first one. The names the author creates for the characters would make J. K. Rowling laugh in their absurdity. He also constantly uses certain words that just plain don't make sense in the circumstances.
The suppo
Martyn Lovell
This novel is the second of a trilogy (with Mirage and Aurora) set in Asimov's Robot/Foundation universe. Each of the constituent novels is also a locked room mystery of some kind.

The basic story is good (better than Mirage) and gets into another fascinating exploration of the line between robot and person.

While this book is a sequel and some important characters carry over, there is very little structural connection. This feels more like another freestanding novel. Yet again, this novel leaves
Gene Sheppard
While this story fits perfectly in the Asimov robot series, it is nothing more than a murder mystery set in Asimov's world. It does nothing toward advancing the technology or science of robots. In a vain attempt to show his technology prowess, once and only once, he places some mathematical symbols in an attempt to be technical. He tries to play them off as references to the mathematical topic of Topology.
I wanted to read all three of these but after the first one, I gave away all of them.
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Oct 11, 2011 Luc Pro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
excellent book
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Also credited as Mark Tiedemann and M. William Tiedemann.

Mark W. Tiedemann has published ten novels---three in the Asimov's Robot Universe series, /Mirage, Chimera /and/ Aurora/---three in his own Secantis Sequence, /Compass Reach, Metal of Night, /and /Peace & Memory/---as well as stand-alones /Realtime, Hour of the Wolf/ (a Terminator novel), and /Remains/, plus /Of Stars & Shadows/, one
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