The Naked Sun - Robot Tantor Author:Isaac Asimov On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley and the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder.
This story is the second step in the long friendship between the earthling New York detective Elijah Baley and the robot detective R. Daneel Olivaw.
Situated in a far future Earth, Humankind has divided into Spacers who dwell scattered in fifty worlds (and are the rich and advanced society) and Earthlings that remain in the Mother World, inhabiting overcrowded underground cities. Both groups distrust and despise each other.
A murder occurred in Solaria, an Outer World. Elijah is put in charge of the investigation due to his success in the previous investigation. He will team with R. Daneel, a robot.
Bailey is terrorized to be outside of the caves. From that fact derives the title of the novel as the Naked Sun is almost unbearable to stand for him.
The Solarians avoid direct contact with other humans. They interact thru holographic system and are surrounded and served by robots that do not look like humans. Imagine in this context how a crime is possible. Well that is the task of our heroes.