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Tinkoo said in March 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Yes – among the best sf stories out there.

And I don’t think you need a taste for Asimov for this – he wrote a lot of forgettable stories, given his massive output. But this one is among his most interesting.

Rusty said in March 29th, 2008 at 10:34 am

Good point Tinkoo,

It seems that most people I know either love Asimov’s writings or hate them – there are very few on the fence. However, this is a great short story with universal appeal.


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Omphalos said in December 2nd, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Asimov wrote in his journals that this was one of his favorite stories.