The Robots of Dawn - Chapter 14, Again Amadiro (Parts 55-59) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14, Again Amadiro (Parts 55-59) Summary

Part 55 finds Baley off balance, lacking background information on Amadiro from Giskard. Amadiro stresses that Baley is an uninfluential Earth person who will get a hearing with the Chairman before being expelled. Amadiro laments Jander's loss, does not rise to Baley's mentioning Fastolfe's doubts about his ability, and mocks the idea of a random freeze-out. To amuse himself, Amadiro agrees to answer Baley's questions, taking the precaution of taping the conversation, as he assumes Baley is.

After sketching the RIA's 15-year history and how Aurorans descend from true individualists who escape overcrowded Earth, Amadrio develops how independence retards scientific advancement. Fastolfe has for 26 years kept secret details of his system of "intersectional analysis" (pg. 309), forcing colleagues to pool efforts to work out the details themselves. Fastolfe naturally fights funding of this "conspiracy of inferiors" (pg...

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