The Naked Sun - Chapter 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1-3 Summary

The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov is the story of an Earthman, Elijah Baley, who is called to a distant planet of Solaria. In Solaria, robots vastly outnumber humans and people go their whole lives without seeing another person, yet on this planet a murder has been committed. Elijah soon finds that he is in the middle of a conspiracy that goes beyond one murder and will affect more than just one planet.

Chapter one begins with Elijah Baley, a detective, traveling on a plane to Washington to receive his new orders. Elijah is nervous about the sense of urgency that was implied with his summons. Elijah sits on the plane thinking about how little there is between him and the outside world. The people of Earth have been encased in a steel dome for so many years that no Earth person has ever been...

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