The Naked Sun

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'Asimov, Isaac. "The Naked Sun. Astounding Oct., Nov., Dec. 1956. Rpt. as novel Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1957, and frequently thereafter: see Cox and Libby.

Sequel to "The Caves of Steel" (q.v.). Again, a human and a robot detective work together to solve a murder, this time, however, not on Earth but on an Outer World with a robot-run economy. Discussed by H. Pierce, and by J. Gunn in ch. 5 of his Isaac Asimov—both cited under Literary Criticism. See for large estates with few people and a staff of robots; cf. and contrast Russian novel with translated title In the World of the Future (1892).