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The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
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May 31, 12

bookshelves: science-fiction
Read from May 29 to 31, 2012


Great book. This is a murder mystery set far in the future. A distant planet endures the first murder in its history. On Earth, plainclothesman detective Elijah Baley is summoned to help solve the crime
Once on the planet Solaria, he teams up with his partner from the prior book in the robot series, R Daneel Olivaw. As they learn to maneuver Solaria, they uncover the alien culture and underlying social issues that drive one to murder.
Although set in a very different future, Asimov again built a captivating story. More intriguing is his ability to develop these characters and make them believable. He not only does this, but creates an entire history and culture of another world. This world has far different social norms and laws than what we know.
Asimov's ability to keep the reader's interest is excellent. This book is a must read for both the Science Fiction reader and the reader of Murder Mysteries. I do recommend reading the books of the Robot Series in sequence to understand the history and the characters.
Enjoy!
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