Isaac Asimov's Utopia Book Summary and Study Guide

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A governor of a city devises a plan to create a sea by using a comet, but his actions are opposed because the comet is aimed at a city inhabited by robots. There is a governor named Kresh who lives with his wife Dr. Fredda Leving in a city filled with robots. Kresh devises a plan to a create a sea using the force of a comet. People soon find out about his plan.
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An intelligence representative named Norlan discovers about the comet that Kresh is going to use to make a sea. Norlan informs all of the leaders of the robots about the plan. The leaders are concerned because the comet is aiming to land in a robot city.

They continue to follow the comet as it travels but lose track of it. Dr. Fredda Leving tries to find where the comet is by searching a robot named Kaelor. Kaelor decides to kill himself because he doesn't want Kresh and Leving to have the location of the comet. This is because Kaelor doesn't want to destroy the robot city. Eventually, the information about the comet is revealed by a government official named Jadelo to governor Kresh.

A rebel of robot politics named Simcor Beddle creates a plan to destroy the robot city as the robots are evacuating for the comet. On the way to the assault, Beddle is attacked and taken hostage. A ransom is ordered declaring that the comet be stopped, or they will kill Beddle.

All the robots evacuate the city before the comet hits. Beddle is saved from the kidnappers by a robot named Caliban.
Best part of story, including ending: What I liked about this story was that they wanted to create a sea. It was interesting that they were going to use a comet to create a natural habitat.

Best scene in story: The best part of the book was when Beddle is kidnapped. This part is very suspenseful because he was on his way to destroy the robots and he was stopped.

Opinion about the main character: What I liked most about governor Kresh was that he always makes the right decisions. He knew that people's lives were in danger but he still wanted to send to the comet for the greater good of things.

The review of this Book prepared by Alex Peterson a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

Chapter Analysis of Isaac Asimov's Utopia

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   good robot(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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