Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Robots and Empire by Isaac Asimov

Synopsis: Two hundred years after his humiliating defeat at the hands of the Earthman Elijah Baley, Kelden Amadiro still dreamed of revenge. Now, finally, he set into motion a plot that would totally destroy the planet Earth. But Amadiro had not counted on the power Baley still exerted long after his death. For Baley's vision continued to guide his robot partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, and the extraordinarily gifted robot Giskard - and they were the only ones who could save Earth. Fortunately for Amadiro, Daneel and Giskard were restrained by the Three Laws of Robotics. Or were they? (from the back of the book)

Review: This is the conclusion to the Robot Series written by Asimov. It was intriguing, and I liked that the characters were from the previous books. My only qualm is the ending. It felt like there should be another book. I know Asimov's Foundation series is set in the same universe, and perhaps that is the continuation. But this book ended on a sad, troubling note. But the very fact I feel that way shows how power this book was, so I don't think it's a bad thing.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Format: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 0-345-32894-9
Pub. Date: 1985
Pages: 468

Date Finished: 10/8/2013

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