The Robots of Dawn

The Robot Series

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A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.

Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.
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Spectra
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Published on
Jan 21, 2009
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780307490247
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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Iron Dart is a tale of action and adventure in space. It is the second book in the Galaxy series, an epic story, set against the backdrop of a huge galaxy in the far future, where there are many sprawling civilizations and empires, political conflicts and intrigue. There are epic space battles, exotic locations, and a noble battle for the heart of an empire.
Iron Dart tells the adventures of three friends, a man named Knave, a woman named Altia and a robot who goes by the name of Jay. These three are forced, through no fault of their own, to take a stand against all the forces of a huge and corrupt star-spanning empire. They are bold, and trust and believe in each other, but it is an enormously challenging battle to fight.
The only reason they aren't immediately crushed, like so many who have tried to stand against the emperor before, is that the most powerful spaceship in the galaxy falls right into their lap. As the second book starts, they are coming to terms with the enormous task that lies before them. Their spaceship is faster and has weaponry superior to any imperial craft, and it also has a teleportation system that enables transport to the surface of planets. A technology no other spaceship has, an alien technology far beyond what humanity is capable of.
They are also aided by the fact that the empire has become bloated and corrupt. Rebellion is in the air, across the human quadrant of the galaxy. They are still just starting out on their quest to create a New Tarazet, worthy of its subjects. They are starting to realize that, even though they have awe-inspiring tools at their disposal, their fight is just beginning...

Iron Dart has a word count of 103,572.

What happens when a two-billion-dollar weapon goes AWOL? Weapon is the story of Solo, a robot created as the ultimate killing machine. There's just one problem—the weapon reuses to kill on command. At 6'2" and 300 pounds of titanium and electronic circuits, Solo is the latest in weapon technology and artificial intelligence. Equipped with telescopic, microscopic and infrared vision, the strength of thirty men and reflexes beyond those of any Olympic athlete, Solo also has a brain. Bill Stewart, the gawky co-owner of Electron Dynamics, has created the thing most computer engineers only dream of: a machine that can learn. Sent on a trial in Costa Rica with Bill and flag-waving, leather-assed General Clyde Haynes, Solo monitors a Pentagon transmission ordering him shipped back to Florida for reprogramming. In a spectacular helicopter chase beneath the jungle canopy, Solo crashes his chopper, crawls out of the wreckage and, as his batteries begin to run out, escapes across the border into Nicaragua. There he's discovered by a band of campesinos who hook him up to their portable generator and recharge him. The robot brings Yanqui ingenuity to the tiny village of Las Cruzas and, in return, learns about friendship. He discovers he'd rather study the mythic rituals of Los Indios than war, but he knows he's being tracked by an elite CIA death squad. This highly trained team of ruthless men is determined to retrieve one of our most expensive pieces of weaponry at any cost, even if it means annihilating the village and all its inhabitants. Meanwhile, Las Cruzas is also under siege in the civil war that continues to rage in Nicaragua. A Contra brigade attacks the town—and meets a shocking defense. Robert Mason, author of the New York Times bestselling Vietnam War memoir, Chickenhawk, enters entirely new territory in a smashing fiction debut.
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