The Caves Of Steel

by Asimov, Isaac

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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The Caves of Steel.

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Caves of Steel

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The Caves of Steel

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CAVES OF STEEL

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Caves of Steel, The

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The Caves of Steel (Robot Series)

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The Caves of Steel

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THE CAVES OF STEEL

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The Caves of Steel

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