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The Complete Robot

The Complete Robot© 1982 Isaac Asimov688 pages A boom in electronic engineering followed World War 2, one that led to consumer televisions, the first computers, and a wide variety of other electricity-using gadgets. As people looked more toward the future, … Continue reading

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Contact

Contact© 1985 Carl Sagan432 pages “We could be in the middle of an intergalactic conversation — and we wouldn’t even know.” – Michio Kaku, “Our Place in the Universe“. Dr. Eleanor Arroway, known as “Ellie” to her few intimates, is … Continue reading

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The Roving Mind

The Roving Mind© Isaac Asimov 1983350 pages In the first place, I type quickly — 90 words a minute, when I am happy, carefree, and in a good mood. And that’s my typing rate when I am composing, too, because I don’t … Continue reading

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Brave New World

Brave New World © 1932 Aldous Huxley 270 pages In Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman introduced the book with his suspicion that Brave New World’s predictions were coming to fruition — namely, that human happiness will be pursued by … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?ed. Isaac Asimov, © 1971 Where Do We Go From Here, a short-story collection assembled by Isaac Asimov, is more than the usual collection of short stories. Asimov introduces it in this way: “I have … Continue reading

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Buy Jupiter and Other Stories

Buy Jupiter and Other StoriesIsaac Asimov, © 1979207 pages Today while in the library taking notes for my two term papers, I read through Buy Jupiter and Other Stories. I did not intend to finish it, but I realized I … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (3/7)

I’ve had a lot of good reading the last few weeks, which is not suprising given how heavily steeped my library selections were in science. I began with Before the Dawn by Nicholas Wade. The cover of the book is … Continue reading

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