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Hardcover Robots and Empire Book

ISBN: 0385190921

ISBN13: 9780385190923

Robots and Empire

(Book #7 in the Foundation Universe Series)

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Long after his humiliating defeat at the hands of Earthman Elijah Baley, Keldon Amadiro embarked on a plan to destroy planet Earth. But even after his death, Baley's vision continued to guide his robot partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, who had the wisdom of a great man behind him and an indestructable will to win....

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science fiction detective mystery concludes [no spoilers]

"Robots and Empire" is the conclusion in the awesome science fiction series concerning R. Daneel Olivaw and new partner R. Giskard. Two hundred years have passed and although Elijah Baley has passed away, his influence remains with the technological masterpiece R. Daneel Olivaw and the extraordinarily gifted R. Giskard. Restricted by the Laws of Robotics, Daneel and Giskard must find a way to thwart any plan a certain enemy executes while unable to employ what they consider Elijah's aggressive techniques. Reading about Daneel trying to think like the great detective Elijah is moving and fun. The fond memories the robots and long-lived Spacers elicit make the novel a touching story. The brilliant detective story is a work of art. Thank you.

Good Book from the genious of Asimov

Very funny history from the Science Fiction Master. If you reading the others Asimov's Fundation Book, you need read this.

Robots and Empire

This book is an excellent show of human emotions and a mixtureof conspiracy with mystery. R. Daneel and R. Giskard, who are robots,are put in a place where the world around them are changing.Contained by the Three Laws of Robotics, they quest to solve the urge to question reality and create the Zeroth Law. This is an excellent book if you like science fiction. END

My favorite

Although this is a fairly unusual choice, Robots and Empire is actually my favorite all time science fiction novel that i've read to date. Although Elijah Baley is dead a couple centuries ago, a number of flashbacks sum up the conclusion to his life very nicely. His descendent DG, featured in this book is also a very intriguing character. In addition, this book really explores the issue of advanced robot psychology to a greater extent than earlier novels, with many interisting discussions between Daneel and Giskard. I thought Robots of Dawn was kind of boring and lengthy at parts, but with this one, although it was nearly a hundred pages longer, it kept me a captive reader throughout the whole thing.

Very moving. A book with a soul.

Yet again, you feel deeply the personalities of the worlds that are presented. On the one hand, Solaria along with the Spacer worlds in general makes you feel as if they are old and weary people, living in stagnant comfort under the constant pamperage of their millions of robots. And on the other, Earth and its colony worlds, so full of hope and life. In this universe we find R. Daneel Olivaw, still staggering from the death of his dearest friend Lije Baley, and his new robot friend R. Giskard Reventlov beginning to get strange new ideas about protecting humanity as a whole, while their other dearest human friend Gladia goes on a spiritual pilgrimage to Earth and its colonies and discovers much about the nature of life and happiness. Truly touching from a certain perspective.
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