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An edition of The Caves of Steel (1954)

The Caves of Steel

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"A Del Rey book."

It was bad enough when Lije Baley, a simple plainclothes cop, was ordered to solve a totally baffling mystery - the murder of a prominent Spacer. It was worse when he found that the smug, self-satisfied Spacers were behind the pressure to provide an impossibly quick solution.

But then Lije discovered the worst of all bad news. The Spacers, distrusting all Earthmen, insisted he must work with an investigator of their choice. And that investigator turned out to be R. Daneel Olivaw. R stood for robot--and Lije hated and feared robots deeply, bitterly and pathologically.

Issac Asimov's The Naked Sun and The Caves of Steel are two of the most famous science-fiction novels ever. They are set long after mankind - aided by the positronic robot - has colonized the worlds of other suns. This is a time of growing concern between Earthmen and Spacers. Lije Baley, who is filled with all Earths prejudice agains robots and Spacers, must learn to work together with a seemingly human robot to solve apparently impossible crimes that threaten the fragile link between Earth and Space.

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Cover of: Les cavernes d'acier
Les cavernes d'acier
Mar 07, 2001
in French
Cover of: Les cavernes d'acier
Les cavernes d'acier
1997, J'ai lu
Texte imprimé / in French
Cover of: The Caves of Steel
The Caves of Steel
October 25, 1993, Voyager
Paperback - New Impression edition
Cover of: Caves of Steel (Robot City)
Caves of Steel (Robot City)
November 1, 1991, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: Die Stahlhöhlen
Die Stahlhöhlen: Roman
1988, Heyne
in German - Ungekürzte Neuübers.
Cover of: The Caves of Steel
The Caves of Steel: A Lije Baley & R. Daneel Olivaw Novel
October 12, 1986, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Caves of Steel
The Caves of Steel
June 12, 1985, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The caves of steel
1954, Doubleday
in English

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6.8 x 4.3 x 0.9 inches
3.5 ounces

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