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The Union Club Mysteries

The Union Club Mysteries© 1987 Isaac Asimov210 pages Evening falls in New York City, and inside the aristocratic Union Club, four gentlemen sit ensconced in their usual chairs in the club library. Three talk softly among themselves while a fourth … Continue reading

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The Gods Themselves

The Gods Themselves© 1972 Isaac Asimov288 pages “Against human stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.” – Friedrich Schiller In a small university office, something wondrous has been discovered: an isotope of Plutonium which cannot possibly remain stable according to the … Continue reading

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Robots and Empire

Robots and Empire© 1985 Isaac Asimov383 pages In Isaac Asimov’s robots novels, Earth is home to some eight billion people living in vast underground complexes known as Cities or “caves of steel”. In his Empire novels, those billions have vanished: … Continue reading

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The Currents of Space

The Currents of Space© 1952 Isaac AsimovFrom Triangle (pp. 1-172). © 1952. “Frightened people can be very dangerous, my Lady. They can’t be counted on to act sensibly.”“Then why do you keep them frightened?” An entire planet is doomed, and only … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Moon

The Tragedy of the Moon© Isaac Asimov 1978224 pages The Tragedy of the Moon collects seventeen sundry Asimovian essays  which will prove a delight to most Asimov fans.  The essays were originally published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, but have been … Continue reading

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The Stars like Dust

The Stars like Dust (originally titled as The Rebellious Stars)© 1951 Isaac AsimovFrom Triangle, pp. 349 – 516. © 1952 Only a few days before his graduation from the University of Earth, Biron Farril awoke in the middle of the night … Continue reading

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The Near East

The Near East: 10,000 Years of History© 1968 Isaac Asimov277 pages Come, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings. (“Richard II”, William Shakespeare) Civilization first began in the ‘land between the rivers’, … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (29 December)

Aside from the books I’ve already done full comments on, I also finished The Great American Wolf and The Golden Door.  My observations about them were shortish, so I decided to include them here instead of making seperate, strangely short … Continue reading

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A Whiff of Death

A Whiff of Deathfrom A Whiff of Death & Murder at the ABA© 1958 Isaac AsimovPp. 3- 146 “Death sits in the chemistry laboratory and a million people sit with him and don’t mind. They forget he’s there.”  Louis Brade … Continue reading

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The Birth of the United States

The Birth of the United States© 1973 Isaac Asimov274 pages, including a table of dates. While trolling Amazon in search of elusive copies of Isaac Asimov’s Roman history books, I chanced to find evidence of a four-book history series on … Continue reading

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