I've come to the conclusion that Sci-Fi really means "any other genre but it just happens to be set in a different reality". Robots of Dawn is a great detective story that just happens to be set in another world. The politics and technology are all relevant to our problem - a murder - that our Earthman detective has to solve on this distant world. Despite all the clues throughout the book I had no idea who the "murderer" of the machine was until it was revealed at the end. Well written and great reading just like all the other work of his that I have read.