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07-09-2010, 08:45 AM
RE: Recommend Some Literature
(03-09-2010 09:47 PM)MGottwald Wrote:  The Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
The Robot Novels - Isaac Asimov

Meh.

Asimov always struck me as... strange. He had interesting ideas, certainly, but the execution was lacking. He couldn't make his characters come to life. I remember... at one point in the Foundation novels, the world was literally ending. People were dying. Stuff was exploding. And I just. Didn't. Care.

There are two exceptions to this rule for me, though, and they are big exceptions. One is his short story "The Last Question". That was brilliant. The other is any explanation of science. No one is better at laying out complex theories in simple terms that anyone can understand.

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