History Literature / TheCavesOfSteel

21st Aug '16 10:06:06 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* OutofCharacterAlert: Baley is told that Jessie is associating with unsavory people. He knows it isn't true because she supposedly provided her name as "Jezebel", a name that Jessie avoids using.

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* OutofCharacterAlert: OutOfCharacterAlert: Baley is told that Jessie is associating with unsavory people. He knows it isn't true because she supposedly provided her name as "Jezebel", a name that Jessie avoids using.
21st Aug '16 10:02:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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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 isn't exactly a popular book among Spacers..

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



* ElvesVersusDwarves: While both human beings, the Spacers and Earthmen share many stereotypes of elves and dwarves, respectively. The Spacers are [[OurElvesAreBetter proud, elegant, long-lived people with superior technology]] while the Earthmen are [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame conservative cave-dwellers]]. The main conflict of the story is between these fwo fractions.

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* ElvesVersusDwarves: While both human beings, the Spacers and Earthmen share many stereotypes of elves and dwarves, respectively. The Spacers are [[OurElvesAreBetter proud, elegant, long-lived people with superior technology]] while the Earthmen are [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame conservative cave-dwellers]]. The main conflict of the story is between these fwo fractions.two factions.
26th Jul '16 4:15:15 PM DrNoPuma
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* ImpossibleSmileOfDoom: Elijah Baley asks the android R. Daneel Olivaw if he can smile. Daneel does so by curling back and folding his lips. Elijah says "Don't bother, R. Daneel. It doesn't do a thing for you."
18th May '16 10:13:45 AM DrNoPuma
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* ImpossibleSmileOfDoom: Elijah Baley asks the android R. Daneel Olivaw if he can smile. Daneel does so by curling back and folding his lips. Elijah says "Don't bother, R. Daneel. It doesn't do a thing for you."
14th Mar '16 3:10:50 PM eroock
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* PovertyFood: In ''The Caves of Steel'' and the sequels, the lowest classes have to substitute on some bland yeast mush. The entire Earth qualifies, in a way, being poor and overcrowded compared to the rich and spoiled Spacers - even natural food, rather than yeast, is always eaten processed, and only in Spacer cuisine does one encounter things like whole apples, eggs with visible yolk, etc.
13th Jan '16 4:54:35 PM nombretomado
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This story was adapted for a VCR game by [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] in 1988. You can watch the movie itself on Website/YouTube starting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By53fLlxrjE here]], as well as a review/riff by TheSpoonyOne [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGEuFaGkG1A here.]]

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This story was adapted for a VCR game by [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] in 1988. You can watch the movie itself on Website/YouTube starting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By53fLlxrjE here]], as well as a review/riff by TheSpoonyOne [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGEuFaGkG1A here.]]
19th Nov '15 2:10:45 PM LordOfTheSword
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22nd Sep '15 3:43:03 PM MRAustin
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* NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Elijah is understandably disturbed when the ostensibly ThreeLawsCompliant Daneel resolves the potential riot at the shoe store by threatening to use a lethal weapon. Daneel explains to his partner that the weapon was not loaded, had never ''been'' loaded, and was not even fully assembled. If it had been otherwise, it would have been possible for him to ''accidentally'' injure a human being, something Daneel finds unthinkable.

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* NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Elijah is understandably disturbed when the ostensibly ThreeLawsCompliant Daneel resolves the potential riot at the shoe store by threatening to use a lethal weapon. Daneel explains to his partner that the weapon was not loaded, had never ''been'' loaded, and was not even fully assembled. If it had been otherwise, it would have been possible for him to ''accidentally'' injure a human being, something Daneel finds unthinkable. He even points out that he only has the dummy weapon in the first place because ''not'' carrying one would be an obvious indication that he is not the human Police Officer he is pretending to be.
6th Jun '15 8:05:13 AM Omeganian
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** Lije remarks that dr. Sarton created R. Daneel to his own image. Then he remarks that dr. Falstofe doesn't get the reference because he, as a Spacer is not familiar with the Bible.

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** Lije remarks that dr. Sarton created R. Daneel to his own image. Then he remarks that dr. Falstofe Daneel doesn't get the reference because he, as a Spacer is not familiar with the Bible.Bible isn't exactly a popular book among Spacers..
26th May '15 3:23:22 PM StFan
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* CyberPunk: The City [[UnbuiltTrope anticipates]] the dystopian urban landscape of CyberPunk, almost 30 years before Film/BladeRunner and WilliamGibson, but it was not necessarily intended to be dystopian. The idea of a vast, totally enclosed city did not bother Asimov at all (See AuthorAppeal).
** The setting, plot and basic character dynamic were heavily [[{{Expy}} Expied]] in the anime ''ArmitageIII'', which is unquestionably cyberpunk. It just goes to show how foundational this book was to the genre.

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* CyberPunk: The City [[UnbuiltTrope anticipates]] the dystopian urban landscape of CyberPunk, almost 30 years before Film/BladeRunner ''Film/BladeRunner'' and WilliamGibson, Creator/WilliamGibson, but it was not necessarily intended to be dystopian. The idea of a vast, totally enclosed city did not bother Asimov at all (See AuthorAppeal).
** The setting, plot and basic character dynamic were heavily [[{{Expy}} Expied]] in the anime ''ArmitageIII'', which is unquestionably cyberpunk. It just goes to show how foundational this book was to the genre.
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