Isaac Asimov’s Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Bóvedas de acero has ratings and reviews. mark said: Robot 1:> Speculation On Future Of Human Life >Human Life In Mega-Cities >Ants In. Buy Bóvedas de acero by Isaac Asimov, Luis G. Prado (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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Asimov is quite hit-and-miss for me. I gave this book two stars instead of one, because the denouement was se good enough to make up for some of the headache of the earlier chapters.

Many of the Earthmen became Medievalists who dream of exiting the Caves of Steel and reestablish a lush green life on the surface of earth with no Spacers and no robots involved. In this future society, Earthlings live in domed cities [hence the title] as nobody ever ventured outside the domes.

Get to Know Us. Dec 06, Lyn rated it liked it. In order to allow necessary production efficiencies, Robots are used but are alomost universally hated by Earthmen as they are seen as taking away jobs from real people.

Bovedas De Acero

She had no lovers that we know of. Nightfall, and other stories.

Elijah BaleyR. And by loosely, I mean they happen to take place in the same They could form huge, murderous, destructive systems where bpvedas robot did such a small part, so far removed from experience of the harm, from understanding of the whole, that their programming would easily permit it. The sci-fi aspects of this book were fascinating, if dated.

I’d like to start out by contesting the placement of this as the 2nd book in the Robot series, rather than the first.

Daneel Olivaw who is visually identical to a human, and is equipped with a scanner that is able to detect human emotions through their encephalographic waves.


There is always a detective so intelligent whom would miraculously solve the puzzle and saves the day. To be fair, I never actually looked up the basic story line of the Robot series, and the 2 prequels I’ve read I Robot and Rest of the Robots are only loosely tied to the main story line.

Still, this is a nice mystery story with all sorts of typically fascinating Asimov speculations about the relationships between humans and robots and what it means to be different. The society that results is rather an interesting mix of ideas, being socialist in the sense of group housing and food, but capitalist in the sense of extra perks for those with better ranking jobs if you’ve worked hard and done well. Robot 1Foundation Universe. Regardless, it is still Asimov and therefore amazing.

Humans are suspicious of robots and harbor resentment toward them for putting them out of jobs and this resentment is treated fairly sympathetically throughout the novel, even as one of the central characters, R. And Asimov was a winner with this archetypal sci-fi gem.

Continuing this line of thought later in the book, Elijah starts ‘daydreaming’ about completely terraforming the Earth so that the oceans were placed in frozen orbits about the Earth so that the Earth could have a population that numbered in the trillions – Even though the Robot and Foundation series were not considered part of the same fictional universe until much later, the “caves of steel” resemble the planet Trantor.

Will I also feel the same with Caves of Steel? If you’re into Vintage SF, read on. Jul 11, Barbara rated it liked it. Jessie, Elijah’s wife, used to take pride in her given name [Jezebel] until Elijah ruined the novelty of her name of her [also interesting choice of names for each spouse; Elijah and Jezebel were bitter opponents in the Bible, yet Asimov has two characters deeply in love with each other with the names of two Biblical opponents].

Bóvedas de acero (Robot, #1) by Isaac Asimov (3 star ratings)

Now there are actually about 7. Will I also feel the same with Caves of Steel? This was boveda first Asimov book, I really enjoyed it.


Novels by Isaac Asimov. Become Human does get you interested into those kinds of stories, of which there are few. Funny that you mention Heaven as Asimov used much of this futuristic story as a way to discuss some Biblical issues. Can’t these emotions be programmed? But let’s follow the myth where it leads: I read and reread this book whenever I can, and each time, it tells me a different story.

Daneel is able to disobey the First Law of Robotics.

Trivia About The Caves of Stee But by the time we hit the s, the writing style and the cultural references share enough in common with us that when sexist or racist lines appear they make us uncomfortable.

And there were no robots. The first are those 8 Billion souls on Earth living in massively croweded “mega cities” the Caves of Steel where food and other goods are rationed due to limited supply. They maintain an outpost just outside of the New York City dome, but t Brief synopsis of story: My programming prevents me from harming humans, and all solar panels are made by the Megatech Corporation, which, inseparably from its solar panel industry, manufactures chemicals that cause fatal human illness.

At least the ending provided some hope for a more interesting development in future book. If humanity was at risk of dying in droves on this future Earth, even smaller problems in the “machine” would cause extinction-level events if the Earth were further transformed like described in the book.

View all 4 comments. To Elijah boveds is normal, and within this environment he has the same hopes for betterment we all do. The mystery setup was interesting.

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