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SF book Social Isolation

With the current trend for most communications to be online, and many people eschewing face to face in person comms, I am sure I have read a SF book in the past where there is a social aversion to meeting in person. I believe it may be an Asimov book. Any help to identify?
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I know I've read a science fiction short story on that theme, but I can't recall the author, much less title.
I'll have to check my science fiction short story omnibuses.

edit; found the story I'd mis-remembered.

Project Gutenberg - Manners of the Age by H. B. Fyfe

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You might be thinking of Asimov's "The Naked Sun". I think there are some connected stories.


The people on the planet Solaria don't want personal contact


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The people on the planet Solaria don't want personal contact
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Weren’t they the ones that went extinct?

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As far as I can judge, they 'disappeared' from Solaria, but, at some stage had become hermaphrodites. Might still be around somewhere.


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You might be thinking of Asimov's "The Naked Sun". I think there are some connected stories.


The people on the planet Solaria don't want personal contact


Philip
I remember it now! many thanks Philip.
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