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The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
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Aug 25, 11

Read in August, 2002, read count: 2

The book is the third book about Detective Baley but written something like 30 years after the first two. It's not as good as the older books. Where the old books were compact and experimenting with ideas, this book is more of a filler, and it's not only filling a gap in the novel chain, it's also filling many pages without getting much to happen.

If you have already read books like foundation trilogy and novels/short stories about the galactic empire, then you will notice that the author uses this book to introduce many terms and hint at what is going to come (though written 20-30 years earlier).

The story, well, it's similar to earlier books in that Baley once again is solo handling a delicate space murder. This time he finds himself at Aurora (after being at Earth and Solaria before) and the big picture is that Aurora is needed for Earth expansion but is rather wanting to do the colonization themselves.

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