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The Caves of Steel Summary
Isaac Asimov

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The Caves of Steel Summary

Plot Summary

The Caves of Steel by Issac Asimov is the story of an unlikely pairing between a New York City police detective, Elijah Baley and Spacer robot, R. Daneel Olivaw. These two must work together to solve the murder of a Spacer, bring the assailant to justice, and hide the investigation from the general public. The Caves of Steel addresses the struggle between people still living on Earth and the Spacers who want to continue colonizing new worlds in the face of overpopulation. Spacers are attempting to move emigration processes along by integrating robots with the City dwellers. This occurrence creates human declassification from jobs because robots are capable of working more efficiently. It is questionable whether humans are capable of being completely succeeded by robots.

The novel is set in a future world, in which 49 Outerworlds have already been colonized by humans emigrated from Earth. The world is...

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