El Sol Desnudo/ The Naked Sun

Paperback, 279 pages

Spanish language

ISBN:
978-968-5960-43-4
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On the remote planet Solaria the first murder for two hundred years has been committed. The Solarians are Spacers with a civilisation based on robots instead of slaves - and some pretty weird taboos and phobias. Into this strange set-up comes Terran detective Elijah Baley, assigned to find the murderer and act as an investigator for his government. But as an Earthman, Baley finds aspects of life on Solaria difficult, even terrifying, to cope with. (Men on Earth live deep underground in their vast caves of steel and are terrified of anything outside.) From the moment of his arrival on Solaria, Baley's investigation becomes an ordeal of nerves under the pitiless glare of the naked sun...

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Review of 'El Sol Desnudo/ The Naked Sun' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Como historia policíaca funciona mejor que Bóvedas de Acero y plantea un contexto social totalmente opuesto a la Tierra de las ciudades-bóveda. Comienza a verse el tejido del gran arco argumental de esta serie de novelas de Asimov.

La Tierra era una sociedad atisbada al fracaso dando la espalda al espacio y la robotización. En las colonias estelares, estancadas en la longevidad/la reticencia al cambio y la excesiva robotización, se aproxima otro final. La novela desde luego da pie a que este argumento, así como las discusiones sobre la primera ley, continúe en sucesivas novelas.

El punto negativo es la visión machista y la poca habilidad a la hora de escribir personajes femeninos en Asimov, cayendo en clichés planos y machistas. Incluso considerando cuándo está escrito, cuesta creer que se pueda desarrollar el viaje hiperespecial y sigan siendo sociedades con el cliché machista.

Review of 'The Naked Sun' on Goodreads

3 stars

''Quemot grew warmer as he spoke. 'Civilizations have always been pyramidal in structure. As one climbs toward the apex of the social edifice, there is increased leisure and increasing opportunity to pursue happiness. As one climbs, one finds also fewer and fewer people to enjoy this more and more. Invariably, there is a preponderance of the dispossessed. And remember this, no matter how well off the bottom layers of the pyramid might be on an absolute scale, they are always dispossessed in comparison with the apex. For instance, even the most poorly off humans on Aurora are better off than Earth's aristocrats, but they are dispossessed with respect to Aurora's aristocrats, and it is with the masters of their own world that they compare themselves.
'So there is always social friction in ordinary human societies. The action of social revolution and the reaction of guarding against such revolution or combating …

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