This book consists of two parts - Caves of Steel, the first of Asimov's celebrated 'Robot' series - A number of short stories related to robots and theThis book consists of two parts - Caves of Steel, the first of Asimov's celebrated 'Robot' series - A number of short stories related to robots and the Three Laws of Robotics
I have been a fan of Asimov and his Robot-related writing ever since I stumbled across Robot and Empire on a rainy afternoon over 10 years ago. That book is a fully realised view of human-robot future states, and the science fiction take s a back seat to intellectual debate, clear characterization and strong plot. It is also the last of the 'Robot' series. So it was with a great deal of excitement that I bought this book when I found it sitting forlornly among about eight copies of H2G2 at a second hand bookstore.
The verdict: well worth it. A nice, old fashioned whodunit that is a pleasant ride. I could see the revelation of the murderer a mile off, but it's still a fun book and a auper starting point for Asimov's future canon of Robot writing. ...more