Asimov's Crusade Against Bigotry: The Persistance of Prejudice as a Fractal Motif in the Robot/Empire Metaseries
Palumbo, Don. "Asimov's Crusade Against Bigotry: The Persistence of Prejudice as a Fractal Motif in the Robot/Empire Metaseries." JFA 10.1 (Winter 1998): 43-63.
Conclusively demonstrates and insightfully discusses prejudice as "a constant throughout the 22,000 years of future [human and robot] history chronicled in the metaseries"(45), including an occasional "pointed parallel between attitudes towards robots on [Asimov's future] Earth and the history of African-Americans" (48). Deals with "The Bicentennial Man" and the works in the Robot and Empires series, including Caves of Steel, Naked Sun, and the Foundation books. (RDE, 05/06/99)