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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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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea © 1870 Jules Verne 382 pages  Scarcely a year after the end of the American Civil War, Professor Pierre Aronnax of the Museum of Natural History in Paris is  preparing to return to his native France … Continue reading

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds© 1898 H.G. Wellsfrom The War of the Worlds with The Time Machine and Selected Short Stories, collected 1963.303 pages “Don’t run! We are your friends!“ No one would have believed in the last years of … Continue reading

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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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Asimov: The Complete Stories, Volume I

Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Volume I© 1990 Isaac Asimov614 pages I finished this book over a week ago, but academic responsibilities have seen my writing limited to papers for class and my creativity beyond that slightly dampened. I acquired … Continue reading

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Pebble in the Sky

Pebble in the Sky © 1950 Isaac Asimov 223 pages After finishing the Foundation and Robots series (save Robots and Empire) I decided to move on to the Galactic Empire series which fits in between them — tying Earth’s near … Continue reading

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The Time Machine

The Time Machine © 1895 H.G. Wells 108 pages <img src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/innocentbrownbag/timemachine.jpg&quot; border="0" alt=" I was not expecting The Time Machine to be such a short read. The Great Illustrated Classics treatment of it was the first bit of science fiction … Continue reading

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The Robots of Dawn

The Robots of Dawn© 1983 Isaac Asimov419 pages I return to Asimov’s Robots series with the third mystery novel featuring plainclothesman Elijah Baley. Having established a reputation on Earth and elsewhere in the galaxy for his ability to adjust to … Continue reading

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The Caves of Steel

The Caves of Steel© Isaac Asimov 1953 I finally found a copy of The Caves of Steel this week. I’ve been looking for this book since the beginning of November, but my libraries have been unable to procure a copy … Continue reading

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Robot Dreams

Robot DreamsIsaac Asimov © 1986Berkely Publishing, NY349 pages When I first started reading Asimov’s fiction, I started with short story collections — and this week I returned to that type of literature. Robot Dreams is a collection of short stories … Continue reading

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