I cant understand why none have sent any "Discusions" here with Asimov-the best sci-fi wrighter almost ever.
If you read sci-fi you have to read his Foundation books. I have read many books of all topics but not many beat his.
>>By Hypno (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)
I began reading his books when I was round about 12 years old.... not that I understood much then. Now after re reading the lot I had...The whole of the foundation series I am convinced that his books should be enshrined and that they are going to be the bibles of the future.
>>By Dynamo (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)
years a go i read AZAZEL,short stories by Asimov,i think it is the best (next to Kafka), in the short story department.since then,i have not seen it around.is it still out there?
>>By gianni (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)
I think all of us sometimes imagine the future on the basis of the Asomov's stories. He was a great writer.
>>By Ali Najafali (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 05:28)
Why weren't they able to fill up the side bar with books that Asimov himself had written. He wrote more than 600 (though by no means all fiction), it seems silly to display a Jules Vernes book instead.
>>By M@ (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 05:24)
He's one of the best S-F writers ever! Every book is amazing...i really love them.
>>By Geertruida (Sunday, 20 Jul 2003 22:16)
Asimov is very famous sience fiction writer but I I had just thought his books are boring and tedious. But I read Foundation series and I realized my thought was not true. Foundations is really interesting and surprisingly perspicacious.
>>By mijin (Wednesday, 28 Apr 2004 12:15)
i never read asimov books. i heard they are all connected. which one should i read first?
>>By dolcevita (Saturday, 7 Aug 2004 20:31)
Asimov as a writer is amazing. Remember the movie "Solaris"? It is based on Asimov's novel... The concept of god he tretes in this book is totally mind-blowing...
Anyway, any idea how to get Asimov's E-books?? (where I live is not possible to access Amazon products;). If..., Pls write me!
You should start with this one, as I did: "Solaris"
>>By cukalus (Friday, 10 Sep 2004 18:55)
Sorry about the above text... It was ment for another writer in another Discussion window... Think positive ;)
>>By cukalus (Friday, 10 Sep 2004 19:18)
I would start with the classic "I Robot" and then continue into the Robot Series (ie: The Robots of Dawn" to understand the Spacers. Also remember that there is a couple of prequels and sequels to the Foundation Trillogy which ends with a scene with a robot who one wouldn't know fully with out the former books.
>>By pensivetm (Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 18:18)
I know that he is best remembered for his fiction, but has anyone checked out his non-fiction? It may be considered dry, like most science writing, but I think that he has a lot to offer in not only astronomy, but on issues like technology, biology, and futurism. I want some doctorate student to write a thesis on how science-fiction influences the real world. Many of the technologies and concepts that are common-place in cosmology, for example, existed first in the imagination of guys/women like Asimov. We are ever approaching the day when "I Robot" enters the world of reality. Of course the magnitude of Asimov's vison won't be realised for quite some time, less complex, less able versions of AI are just around the corner. His work forces us to consider ahead of time some of the implications of a new brand of evolution on our planet. What will be the effect on ethics and morality? How will it alter our social structure? Will robots someday have rights like a human? Inevitably, there will be some resistance-what will it look like and who is likely to be against AI? Will religion be forced, like always, to introspect and face deep philosophical hurdles with traditional beliefs? Will Jesus "save" a robot and let him/her/it enter heaven? The last question might be jumping way ahead of myself.
>>By Hume Ungus (Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 19:25)
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