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The Naked Sun. 1957 The Naked Sun
by Isaac Asimov
First Edition 1957
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Ruth Ray
188 pages
Price: $2.95

The Naked Sun, a Robot novel by Isaac Asimov.

Part 2 of the Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw series.

First published as a three part serial in Astounding running from October to December 1956.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1972 printing of the Granada/Panther Science Fiction paperback edition, SBN 586010165. Cover photograph by Dennis Rolfe.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover

On the remote planet Solaria the first murder for two hundred years has been committed. The Solarians are Spacers with a civilization based on robots instead of slaves -- and some pretty weird taboos and phobias.

Into this strange set-up comes Terran detective Elijah Baley, assigned to find the murderer and act as an investigator for his government. But as an Earthman, Baley finds aspects of life on Solaria difficult, even terrifying, to cope with. (Men on Earth live deep underground in their vast caves of steel and are terrified of anything outside.)

From the moment of his arrival on Solaria, Baley’s investigation becomes an ordeal of nerves under the pitiless glare of the naked sun . . .

THE NAKED SUN is a classic novel of imaginative science fiction; it displays Isaac Asimov's unrivalled talents at their masterly best.

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