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Topic: Isaac Asimov
Posted By: MONSTER
Subject: Isaac Asimov
Date Posted: November/09/2007 at 2:52pm


What I will be remembered for are the Foundation Trilogy and the Three Laws of Robotics. What I want to be remembered for is no one book, or no dozen books. Any single thing I have written can be paralleled or even surpassed by something someone else has done. However, my total corpus for quantity, quality and variety can be duplicated by no one else. That is what I want to be remembered for.


I thought i would put one of the Grand Masters of Science Fiction on this board, I hope there are fans out there who love or at least "really like" this particular pioneer.

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov



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Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: November/09/2007 at 3:20pm
I hope to someday.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: November/15/2007 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by christophersnow christophersnow wrote:

I hope to someday.


Youv never read him Mr. Snow? How did he miss a reader like yourself?

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: November/15/2007 at 3:01pm
He didn't miss me, I just discovered 500 authors at once, which means I have to leave some out early on in my reading career. I know that you'll think I should start with him. While others will think I should start with Heinlein. And others Ellison. So I'm going to disappoint someone. I've said it before though, everything is eventual for me in the reading world.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: November/15/2007 at 3:25pm
I hear ya, so many books, possibly not enough time.
Though Id never recomend him unless of course the person in question really digs Science Fiction, or else the innevitable "what is he talking about" or "huh" and my favorite "I dont get it" then back to Danielle Steel they go.

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: blackliota
Date Posted: November/19/2007 at 10:51pm
Great author. Sadly I have never read the I robot books, but the foundation series is fantastic. I always found myself rooting against the foundation though... I thought the mule was awesome!   


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: November/22/2007 at 4:55am
The robot books are pretty cool, detective storys in the far future, now thats tripy, and i agree, the Mule came out of left field and threw a ship size monkey wrench into the whole works, and you started to feal so bad for him even thow he was supose to be a bad dude,

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: December/13/2007 at 5:56pm


Almost done with it, its pretty cool revisiting this universe, need to hunt down the rest of them so i can keep going. Im in a Science fiction mood now..:)

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: masha99
Date Posted: December/14/2007 at 9:18am
I read a bunch of his robot stories a while ago that I really liked. I also read some novels, I think by Asimov, about a detective who goes to different planets and solves murders. Every planet has a different society, like some are really crowded and some are so sparsely populated that people never see each other. So he has to solve the mysteries and figure out the way the society operates as well. Does that sound familiar to anyone? I read those in translation, so I don't know what they were really called.

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Maybe all you've got is what you get to... -- Brad Cotter
Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent -- Ayn Rand/Terry Goodkind


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:44am
Hell ya, the first was



then....



Thirdly...



Those are the first three detective robot books, way cool and then he crosses the robot & Foundation books in...



I loved all these books, so far ahead of there time, Asimov is one of a handful of authers i can re- read and not get board.    hope that helped you remember..lol

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: masha99
Date Posted: December/14/2007 at 12:27pm
Cool, thanks! I should read them in English someday, plus the Foundation Trilogy since everyone seems to rave about it so much. Just have to add it to my to-read list.

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Maybe all you've got is what you get to... -- Brad Cotter
Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent -- Ayn Rand/Terry Goodkind


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: February/28/2008 at 5:21am
taking a break from buying books, so i think i'll start an Asimov re-readathon, everything i got of his anyways, my collection is very incomplete though.

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: WhiteWolf
Date Posted: April/02/2008 at 5:30am
Asmiov woule have loved http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080401.html - this robot. Or would he?

Tough call, but Dextre is still pretty cool. Not too keen on the whole "new Robot Order" thing, though.

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: April/15/2008 at 10:07am
I think he would have been floored by Dexter, but a little disapointed that "it" couldnt think for "it's self" Were a little behind in robotics than they figured in the 40's & 50's.....or so we think....

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: jchutch2
Date Posted: April/16/2008 at 3:54am
I have to say...Asimov is one of my single favorite authors. I have read all the entire three series (robot, empire, foundation). I don't think most readers even now realize the impact he's had. He invented the concept of the positronic brain, the three laws, etc etc. They don't realize that "Bicentennial Man" was written in the 1940s and is still a very contemporary story. Noone, I don't think even my favorite Koontz, could ever have the impact that this man has.

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All Your Base Are Belong To Us


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: April/16/2008 at 4:04am
Agreed, he invented the term "Robotics" and all the way to his death, people "engineiers/computer nuts " corisponded with him to get ides...thats out there man.

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov


Posted By: jchutch2
Date Posted: April/17/2008 at 4:11am
Well...when you have even the greats going to him for their ideas like Gene Rodenberry and Arthur C. Clark, you know you're the pinnacle.

I don't get passionate about many authors at all, but his stories are amazing. Ever heard of NightFall?

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All Your Base Are Belong To Us


Posted By: breezit
Date Posted: April/19/2008 at 3:52pm
NIGHTFALL is a great short story, and you can get a free audio version of the book on a podcast called "Escape Pod"

After finishing HYPERION, I plan on reading the FOUNDATION trilogy.



Posted By: pattirose
Date Posted: April/19/2008 at 3:54pm
Where is a good place to start with him anyways?

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"Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake" - Life Expectancy


Posted By: breezit
Date Posted: April/19/2008 at 3:58pm
If you're talking novels, I'm guessing FOUNDATION is the best place to start. Or maybe CAVES OF STEEL.

In a survey, NIGHTFALL was voted the greatest sci-fi short story of all time.


Posted By: pattirose
Date Posted: April/19/2008 at 4:05pm
Thanks, I'll do the podcast first then I will keep my eyes open for the other 2 at the used stores.

EDIT: I have one short story of his, Misbegotten Missionary. It's in a collection of short stories with the introduction by Asimov from 1950 and edited by him also. Looks like I also have I, Robot lol!


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"Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake" - Life Expectancy


Posted By: jchutch2
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 6:08am
Actually, he expounded "NightFall" and made an entire book out of it. Completing the story. Also, if you're going to "start" with him, you have to start with the "Robot" series, then just follow the Entire 93847598234 book series to the end. I think you can actually find a set that has all the books in order. It'll keep you enthralled from beginning to end.

Go ahead...learn about the zeroth law!

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All Your Base Are Belong To Us


Posted By: pattirose
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 6:49am
That Misbegotten Missionary short story is also known as Green Patches and was quite fabulous!

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"Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake" - Life Expectancy


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: January/09/2014 at 7:35am
I just picked up a FIRST EDITION nemesis! Iv never owned one before and where did I come across it goodwill thrift store! totally cool

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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov



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