|Mass market paperback, 270 pages|
Published 1986 (originally 1956)
Acquired March 2007
Read December 2007
by Isaac Asimov
Apparently, I'm on a bit of an Asimov kick these past few months. Or rather, I was when I acquired all these books last spring. This isn't one I loaned and lost, though; rather, I never owned it at all for some reason! Still, I'd borrowed the library's copy several times, so it wasn't unfamiliar. But acquiring means reading, and so I did. I enjoyed it as much as ever-- it's a typical Asimov mystery, though not as good as The Caves of Steel. Asimov gets in some of his best world-building with Solarian civilization, the mystery is fairly decent, and a visit from R. Daneel Olivaw is always a treat, even if Elijah Bailey is rather cruel to him at times.