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Asimov's Aurora. 2002 Asimov's Aurora
by Mark W. Tiedemann
First Edition 2002
New York
ISBN 0743444604
Trade paperback
Cover illustration by Bruce Jensen
424 pages
Price: $14.95

Asimov's Aurora, a Robot novel by Mark W. Tiedemann based the stories of Isaac Asimov.

The third of a series of Robot mystery novels.

Includes Chronology of the Robot-Empire-Foundation Universe, a time line by Attila Torkos.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 2002 ibooks/SFBC hardback edition, ISBN 0739428470. Cover illustration by Bruce Jensen.

Publisher’s Blurb – Jacket Flaps
The Third Law of Robotics states that a robot must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Mirage and Chimera explored the fear and hatred of robots and their offworld owners held by the people of Earth, and the animosity toward Terrans expressed by all Spacers. Now, all the plot threads of the story come together in the exciting conclusion to Isaac Asimov's Robot Mysteries cycle.

After the diplomatic failures of the Spacer mission to reinstate robots on Earth -- which began with the assassinations of key diplomats and politicians and culminated with the uncovering of a vast plot to create cyborgs from terminally-handicapped human infants -- Spacers are being pulled offworld. Ambassador Ariel Burgess and roboticist Derec Avery have been recalled to their home planet, Aurora.

Unfortunately, when they arrive, their situation only worsens. At first they are accused of colluding to subvert the diplomatic process; then, soon after, they become suspects in a new murder. In the course of the investigation, the creation of Avery's construct is called into question. A humaniform bodyguard whose high degree of autonomy exceeds Three Laws parameters, he, or what he is, may pose a threat to humanity.

Meanwhile on Earth, Coren Lanra investigates another murder. Based on the evidence, DyNan Manual Industries CEO Rega Looms could only have been killed by a non-human. On a world with a 20-to-l robot-to-human population, is it possible a robot could have violated the Three Laws governing its behavior -- and if so, how and why? Lanra suspects something more sinister at work, a cyborg named Gamelin, who holds within his body secrets Rega Looms never intended to share. . . .

Includes a Robot-Empire-Foundation Timeline that examines the events of Isaac Asimov's related works.

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