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The Caves of Steel by  Isaac Asimov - Hardcover - 1954 - from Bromer Booksellers and Biblio.co.uk

The Caves of Steel

by Asimov, Isaac

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Garden City: Doubleday & Co, 1954. First edition. Publisher's file copy with statement stamped on front free endpaper. A science fiction murder mystery in which a robot detective is teamed with a human counterpart. Although Asimov is best known for his science fiction work, he also dabbled in mystery. A near fine copy in boards, with light wear to foot of spine and bottom corners. The dust wrapper is very good, with some wear to extremities, a small chip to bottom front corner and a few short closed tears. This is Asimov's most difficult title to obtain. (Barron 3-10).


The Caves of Steel is a novel by Isaac Asimov. It is essentially a detective story, and illustrates an idea Asimov advocated, that science fiction is a flavor that can be applied to any literary genre, rather than a limited genre itself. Specifically, in the book Asimov's Mysteries, he claims that he wrote the novel in response to the claim by editor John W. Campbell that mystery and science fiction were incompatible genres.




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