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Reason by Isaac Asimov

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

Robbie by Isaac Asimov

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

Youth by Issac Asimov

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 Feeling of Power by Isaac Asimov

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