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This is my second read of this novel and I still enjoy Asimov's work immensely. I particularly like this novel which can be classified as a science fiction mystery. The novel was published in 1983 the date of my copy, as a sequel to The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun, which readers discovered in the 1950s. Elijah Baley, interplanetary detective, goes to the planet Aurora to investigate a case of "roboticide." The "murdered" is the most advanced robot on the planet where humans and robots coexist in harmony. (Note that the planet was colonized by humans many years earlier.)
Baley is a human investigator accompanied by a robot partner, R. Daneel Olivaw. Their investigation is difficult because many residents of the planet believe that Earth humans are infectious and far inferior to themselves. However, the finger of guilt for deactivating the robot focuses on a man who hires Baley to prove he was not the murderer and the story unfolds from there to give the reader a surprising and unexpected conclusion.