The Caves of Steel (R. Daneel Olivaw, Bk 1)
The Caves of Steel - R. Daneel Olivaw, Bk 1 Author:Isaac Asimov A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. — 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.&... more »nbsp;
Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot -- and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!« less
Joe S. reviewed The Caves of Steel (R. Daneel Olivaw, Bk 1) on
This was a whodunit story without the benefit of enough information for the reader to guess the answer for themselves. I personally didn't find the story effective nor compelling enough to read a second time.
Let me preface by saying I am not a fan of mysteries. I think they take forever to get to the point, and I'm usually not charmed by the ending. This book is different. Asimov uses a robot detective, and its awesome. Robots are the best, and this one is so much like Data from Star Trek TNG.
This book didn't blow my mind as much as I,Robot, but it still kicks ass.