The Naked Sun Author:Isaac Asimov The planet Solaria could destroy the earth in two seconds flat... — And probably would eventually. — Solaria was powerful and power hungry. It had taken over two hundred years to develop the ultimate weopon - a massive army of robots that could obliterate Earth and rule the universe in a matter of days. — But now that would have to wait. — One of S... more »olaria's most eminent scientists had suddenly been found brutally murdered. Only Earth's most famous detective, Elijah Baley, could solve the dark baffling mystery. Solaria demanded his help.
Bailey didn't want to go. But how could he refuse?
Early Asimov. 1957. The 3Laws and humans with phobias conditioned by their lack of exposure to 'others' ways. Bailey is from Earth where the fear is of living on the surface. Solaria is ALL surface living. However, it is so under populated, that Solarians fear physical closeness, having so seldom even seen another Solarian face to face. Chores and caretaking of infants are done by their many robots after all. So how could one get close enough to another to bludgeon them to death?