History Literature / TheCavesOfSteel

10th Apr '18 8:22:55 PM zzedar
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** Spacers view humans as primitive, disease-ridden savages, and in turn humans resent the Spacers for their long lives, wealth and luxury.

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** Spacers view humans earthlings as primitive, disease-ridden savages, and in turn humans earthlings resent the Spacers for their long lives, wealth and luxury.
9th Feb '18 8:25:04 AM esq263
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* {{Zeerust}}: At one point, Elijah reminisces about anti-Spacer riots and recalls a protest song based on an old folk tune with the nonsense lyrics "Hinky-dinky-parley-voo". The song, Mademoiselle from Armentieres, was from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and has faded from cultural consciousness to such a degree that it is was all but forgotten within half a century of this novel's publication. Not to mention that, by the standards even of the late twentieth century, let alone three thousand years in the future, when this story is set, the song is hopelessly quaint.
23rd Apr '17 12:33:46 PM Generality
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* ExtremeSpeculativeStratification: Earth is an overpopulated, poor planet with resources running out, and forced to implement PopulationControl, life in megacities, FutureFoodIsArtificial and FantasticCasteSystem in order to survive. It is surrounded by fifty Spacer worlds; wealthy, low population, dozens of robotic servants per person...
9th Apr '17 9:07:17 AM CheeseDogX
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* AuthorAppeal: The crowded underground cities of Earth would be hellish to a claustrophobe, but Asimov was a claustro''phile''. Spending their lives in these Cities has made this condition much more common in the population, and fear of wide open spaces has become the societal norm on Earth.

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* AuthorAppeal: The crowded underground cities of Earth would be hellish to a claustrophobe, but Asimov was a claustro''phile''. He stated that it had never occurred to him that other people might find the closed-in cities undesirable. Spending their lives in these Cities has made this condition much more common in the population, and fear of wide open spaces has become the societal norm on Earth.
29th Mar '17 11:05:54 AM Omeganian
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* WomensMysteries: Baley, who'd grown up without a mother, was ''shocked'' to learn that his wife talks to other women in Personal, the public washroom. For males, the custom is not to even look at other men when using its facilities.

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* WomensMysteries: Baley, who'd grown up without a mother, was ''shocked'' to learn that his wife talks to other women in Personal, the For women, public washroom.Personals are a major socialisation and gossip hotspot. For males, the custom is not to even look at other men when using its facilities.
29th Mar '17 6:00:06 AM Sharlee
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* WomensMysteries: Baley, who'd grown up without a mother, was ''shocked'' to learn that his wife talks to other women in Personal, the public washroom.

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* WomensMysteries: Baley, who'd grown up without a mother, was ''shocked'' to learn that his wife talks to other women in Personal, the public washroom. For males, the custom is not to even look at other men when using its facilities.
29th Mar '17 5:59:12 AM Sharlee
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* WomensMysteries: Baley, who'd grown up without a mother, was ''shocked'' to learn that his wife talks to other women in Personal, the public washroom.
25th Mar '17 9:16:24 AM Sharlee
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** As for animals, children visit the zoo for the privilege of seeing actual, living dogs, cats, and sparrows.
19th Mar '17 9:20:22 AM Sharlee
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* AbandonedArea: The motorways, an underground tunnel-network for vehicles. The introduction of moving pedestrian conveyor-belts made civilian cars obsolete, so the massively-overbuilt system is now used only by police, firefighters, and other high-speed civil transport.
16th Feb '17 2:31:28 PM Troper1138
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** Lije remarks that Dr. Sarton created R. Daneel to his own image. Then he remarks that Daneel doesn't get the reference because the Bible is mot a popular book among Spacers.

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** Lije remarks that Dr. Sarton created R. Daneel to his own image. Then he remarks that Daneel doesn't get the reference because the Bible is mot not a popular book among Spacers.
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