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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Caves of Steel, the Robots of Dawn, the Naked Sun, Murder at theMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Caves of Steel, the Robots of Dawn, the Naked Sun, Murder at the Aba, the Death Dealers. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Caves of Steel is a novel by Isaac Asimov. It is essentially a detective story, and illustrates an idea Asimov advocated, that science fiction is a flavor that can be applied to any literary genre, rather than a limited genre itself. Specifically, in the book Asimovs Mysteries, he claims that he wrote the novel in response to the claim by editor John W. Campbell that mystery and science fiction were incompatible genres. Campbell had claimed that the science fiction writer could invent facts in his imaginary future that the reader would not know. Asimov countered that there were rules implicit in the art of writing mysteries, and that the clues would be in the plot, even if they were not obvious, or were deliberately obfuscated. He went on to write several mysteries in both novel and short-story form, as well as more mainstream mysteries such as The Death Dealers and Murder at the ABA which had elements of science, but were not science fiction. The book was first published as a serial in Galaxy Magazine, October to December 1953. A Doubleday hardcover followed in 1954. A television adaptation was made by the BBC and shown in 1964: only a few short excerpts still exist. In June 1989, the book was adapted by Bert Coules as a radio play for the BBC, with Ed Bishop as Elijah Baley and Sam Dastor as R. Daneel Olivaw. In this novel, Isaac Asimov first introduced Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, who would later become his, and more so his readers, favorite protagonists. They live roughly three millennia in Earths future, a time when hyperspace travel has been discovered, and a few worlds rel...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=6012