WHO AM I – February 17, 2017

identity-510866__340Today’s Guest Author may still be writing, loving, and living life to the fullest. Or they may not! Your clue today and every day for WHO AM I during your Mystery Thriller Week event will be the same: This author penned either a Mystery or Thriller genre book that was published.  Good luck and try your literary prowess from February 12-22, 2017 for a new prize daily. Enter your email (for prize notification) and multiple choice answer below.

WHO AM I?

Born: 1920

Gender: Male

Bio Information: This Russian born author emigrated in 1923 to the USA. Even before his official entry into the mystery scene in The Caves Of Steel (1953), his science fiction books often exhibited mystery technique. In particular, his great Foundation Trilogy (1941 – 1950) consists of a series of long short stories, each of which has affinities to the formal detective story. Each has a complex plot, and there is usually a surprise ending which reveals hidden aspects to the situation, just as the solution does to a mystery story. Similarly, the stories contained in I, Robot are often science fictional mysteries. A robot is misbehaving: what could possibly cause this? Investigation ultimately reveals the solution to the puzzle. This author also wrote works in the same mystery format, most importantly, “Hostess” (1951). There are no murders or official detectives in these tales, but their status as stories in which mysterious situations are ultimately elucidated, certainly makes them close relatives of the mystery genre.

Book excerpt: “Too late she heard the rustling sound behind her, followed by the distinctive and rhythmic clump-clump of Robbie’s metal feet. She whirled about to see her triumphing companion emerge from hiding and make for the home-tree at full speed.”

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