The Last Question by the carbon base unit/sycophant Isaac Asimov is a much celebrated work of conciousist trite, wherein monkey-kind mankind finds itself endlessly facing the threat of its coming demise.
This is guest post by Marco Crosa.
“You can prove anything you want by coldly logical reason – if you pick the proper postulates. We have ours and Cutie has his.”
"Reason" is a 1941 short story by Isaac Asimov and his second one of the robot series. It is about two technicians who – during a mission in an orbital station – find themselves to deal with a robot who acquires consciousness of his own existence. Read More
This is a guest post by Marco Crosa – who is enjoying re-reading Asimov’s robot stories so much that he offered to write yet another review.
“His entire ‘mentality’ has been created for the purpose. He just can’t help being faithful and loving and kind. He’s a machine – made so.”
“Robbie” is a 1939 sci-fi short story by Isaac Asimov and his first one of the robot series. It describes the friendship and the attachment of a little girl to her robotic playmate. Read More
This is a guest post by Marco Crosa.
Robot Visions is a 1990 sci-fi short story by Isaac Asimov about a group of physicians who send a robot in the future to get a vision of human destiny. The story is a great blending of robotic and time-travel themes. Read More
This is a guest post by Debra Johnson.
Summary: Two young boys find a pair of exotic creatures and keep them as pets, thinking they can use them to join the circus. After trying unsuccessfully to feed and hide them, their parents find out. It turns out that the pets they’d captured were explorers from another planet that the boys’ fathers had been waiting for. Read More
"The Bicentennial Man" is a 1976 science fiction novelette by Isaac Asimov. It is about a robot who fights for his rights, and gradually becomes more human, over the long course of his life. Read More
The Encyclopedists is part 2 of the first Foundation novel. It is here that we get our first glimpse of life on Terminus, the planet on the edge of the galaxy chosen to be the home of the Foundation. Read More
The Psychohistorians is the first part (or story) in the first Foundation novel. It begins by introducing us to Gaal Dornick who, with his newly minted doctorate degree in mathematics, is making his first inter-planetary trip to Trantor, the seat of the Galactic Empire. Read More
Twenty one years ago, at the tender age of seventeen, I read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series for the very first time. No one had recommended the books to me, and I knew absolutely nothing about the series – I just happened to pick the first one off the shelf of the book store I was visiting. Read More
“The Ugly Little Boy” is a 1958 science fiction novelette by Isaac Asimov. It is about a small Neanderthal boy who is brought into the future for scientific experimentation and the nurse who takes care of him. Read More
“The Last Question” is a 1956 science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It is about a super computer that is asked a question about the end of the universe – and the very, very long time it takes to come up with an answer.
by Isaac Asimov
• Word count: 10,503
• Page count: 21
“Gold” is a 1991 science fiction novelette by Isaac Asimov. It is about a famous director who takes on the challenge of creating a science fiction compu-drama.
The Feeling of Power
by Isaac Asimov
• Word count: 3283
• Page count: 10
The Feeling of Power is a cool little science fiction short story by one of the giants of the genre: Isaac Asimov. Written in classic Asimov fashion, the story explores the idea of a society so dependent on computers that they have forgotten basic math skills. Read More