The final six essays of thirty-seven total compose the final part, "Concerning Science Fiction", and are the weakest of all, with the penultimate and antipenultimate entries being tongue-in-cheek reviews of then-contemporary television science fiction programming. The second half of part two, "Future Life", is, I'm sad to say, mostly a fairly dull effort at prognostication. Some of that may be inevitable, though, as the first two essays, "The World of " and "The World's Fair of ", are inescapably going to read dramatically differently to a person in than to Asimov's original audience or even the one that picked up "This Ace Printing: Enzymes and Metaphor Journal of Chemical Education, 8. All of the essays in this part are solid; they are divided into two sections, "Life", consisting of nine essays on mostly biochemical subjects, and "Nonlife", ten on inorganic chemistry, physics, and astronomy. The Price of Life Cavalier,

Sex and science fiction collection


Measuring Rods in Space Space World The worst thing about the essay is the author's coinage of the ugly term "spome" whose etymology he deliberately withholds until near the end , and while this is a superficial gripe, the ubiquity of its use makes it grate. Some of that may be inevitable, though, as the first two essays, "The World of " and "The World's Fair of ", are inescapably going to read dramatically differently to a person in than to Asimov's original audience or even the one that picked up "This Ace Printing: Concerning Science Fiction The second half of part two, "Future Life", is, I'm sad to say, mostly a fairly dull effort at prognostication. The last essay in the section, the prosaically titled "The Universe and the Future", is one of the longest essays in the book and is an extended consideration of what it will mean to undertake human--and post-human--exploration of the cosmos given currently-known limitations. The opening two entries provide an intriguing look at what must have been close to the state of the art in neuropsychology and genetics at the time. We, the In-Betweens Mademoiselle, August ", per the copyright page. Sep 26, G. Concerning the More or Less Known A. The Unused Stars Amazing Stories, That said, the last essay "The Lovely Lost Landscapes of Luna" is more thoughtful and somewhat redemptive--as Asimov grew from youth to middle age, from avid reader of Burroughs's John Carter of Mars books to scientifically-educated follower of the Mariner program, he watched the remote plausibility of early SF evaporate altogether, and the essay serves as a kind of eulogy for an age of lost innocence and blissful? Let There Be a New Light no original publication information The final six essays of thirty-seven total compose the final part, "Concerning Science Fiction", and are the weakest of all, with the penultimate and antipenultimate entries being tongue-in-cheek reviews of then-contemporary television science fiction programming. Concerning the More or Less Unknown A. For the curious, the two radio sources, CTA and CTA, for which Asimov held out hopes--"highly unlikely" ones, as he put it--as beacons constructed by extraterrestrial intelligences appear to have faded almost completely in notoriety, but continue to be studied as examples of "Gigahertz Peaked Spectrum" radio sources. Fecundity Limited Venture Science Fiction, Man and the Sun no original publication information The Price of Life Cavalier, Asimov's enthusiasm for actual science fact, so effectively communicated in the first part of the book, contextualizes his wistfulness and makes it palatable to readers who like Asimov are easily irritated by know-nothingism also see Chapter 33, "The Cult of Ignorance". The Hungry People Mademoiselle, 4. All of the essays in this part are solid; they are divided into two sections, "Life", consisting of nine essays on mostly biochemical subjects, Starts off strong, then flags progressively after about the halfway mark. Some of my impression may be due to personal bias in favor of Asimov essays wherein he explains scientific, mathematical, or historical fact; essays of this type comprise the first part of this collection "Concerning the More or Less Known", about half of the book's total length. These essays pretty closely resemble Asimov's essays for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction at the time, and as I enjoy those tremendously, I found them comfortable and illuminating.

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  • Goltizilkree
    21.02.2018 at 13:31
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    All of the essays in this part are solid; they are divided into two sections, "Life", consisting of nine essays on mostly biochemical subjects, and "Nonlife", ten on inorganic chemistry, physics, and astronomy.

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  • Kazim
    28.02.2018 at 00:42
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    August ", per the copyright page. A Pinch of Life Science World, 9.

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  • Shakashura
    03.03.2018 at 19:55
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    Non-Asimovophiles will probably want to skip this entirely.

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