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684 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1952
The Robot Novels, by Isaac Asimov (one of the top three scifi writers of all time) is set in the future where there are robots which are able to do humans tasks, and humans have settled across the galaxy. Prejudices exist against robots and people who are from other parts of the galaxy. This means that whenever there is a crime that involves them, it can be very complicated diplomatically. The series is based around Elijah Baley who is a detective of earth and is sent on various cases across the galaxy with his partner R. Daneel Olivaw, an advanced human like robot. The book I, Robot starts this series although it is not often considered officially part of it.
I loved reading this series and highly recommend it to all fans of science fiction. This series provides a foundation for Asimov’s other series and should be read first. In order to set the scene, the first book starts a bit slow; however, the books quickly pick up the pace once the scene is set. It is important to know that this series contains lots of short stories which are recommended to be read although they may not be part of the official series. If you like mystery novels or science fiction novels, then you should check out this series.