History Literature / TheRobotsOfDawn

27th Oct '17 6:09:18 AM Omeganian
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* WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately: Baley is asked that at the beginning of the book. He got the Spacer outpost on Earth dismantled, he got the Spacer to review the terms of trade with Earth, but that was two years ago, and he, as a simple police officer, had little opportunity to do something global scale since.
7th Sep '17 7:25:11 AM Synch
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31st Jul '17 7:33:51 PM zzedar
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "How did you know that [[spoiler: Gladia thought of Jander as her husband]]?"

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "How did you know is it that [[spoiler: Gladia thought of [[spoiler:Dr. Amadiro knew that Jander as her was Gladia’s husband]]?"
5th Jul '17 7:44:31 PM Omeganian
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* AllTakeAndNoGive: Gladia has a lot of problems because of that. She was raised on Solaria, a SexIsEvil planet, and never had an orgasm, because there was no Giver and no Taker. Later, she emigrates to Aurora, a FreeLoveFuture planet, but the problem persists, because with the free attitude, there is once again neither Giver nor Taker. Then, with Jander, she did manage to have an orgasm, but she was only a Taker, because a robot cannot Take in turn. So she has sex with Baley when he is near-unconscious with exhaustion, to experience the role of a Giver. The sequel reveals she spent over a century married to Gremionis, so it can be assumed all this gave her the proper perspective.
7th Mar '17 11:01:14 PM Timjames98
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played with. At one point Doctor Fastolfe states that he would have been aborted had his facial deformities been detectable at the time. Elijah Bailey replies that humanity would have lost one of its best scientists if that were the case.
25th Feb '17 9:33:16 AM DracMonster
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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while, even if it means individuals are going to face danger.

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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion.Example. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while, even if it means individuals are going to face danger.
25th Feb '17 9:24:13 AM DracMonster
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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind, even if it places individuals at risk sometimes. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while.

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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind, even if it places individuals at risk sometimes. mankind. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while.while, even if it means individuals are going to face danger.
25th Feb '17 9:22:32 AM DracMonster
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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind, even if it places individuals at risk sometimes. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while.
19th Jan '17 10:12:32 AM Omeganian
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: All the power of the Chairman stems from the fact that he is supposed to be '''the''' ReasonableAuthorityFigure in settling disputes. The current Chairman is considered a person most successful in that task, and certainly acts that way during the climax of the story.
20th Nov '16 12:44:29 PM Omeganian
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* {{Irony}}: Vasilia accuses her father of being a monster who will do anything to advance his studies of human brain. [[spoiler:Her boss, Amadiro, has her full loyalty despite all the measures - including subjecting the agoraphobic Baley to a storm - he was willing to take in order to study Jander's and Daneel's brains, while her beloved and praised Giskard arranged the entire chain of events in order to study Baley's.]]
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