I read this collection because there were stories in it that were not included with “The Complete Robot” I will only be touching on the stories not inI read this collection because there were stories in it that were not included with “The Complete Robot” I will only be touching on the stories not included in “I, Robot” or “The Complete Robot”
The Prime of Life Is a Poem about how everyone thinks he is old, yet he feels young. It is just pretty neat to read as it gives you some insight into the man himself and, is in its own way quite humorous.
Waterclap A neat story about the conflicts between people who live in Inner and Outer Space, this shows the animosity between a man born on the Moon and a man living at the bottom of the sea. It shows the lengths that some people will go to save their home.
The Life and Times of Multivac An okay story about the Multivac which is a main computer that runs the earth after a catastrophe, this story emphasizes how humans can misunderstand each others actions and motives.
The Winnowing A very good story about how far some humans will go to keep things good for them, I thought this was one of the strongest stories in this work, because even though it is fiction you get the feeling that some government has thought about doing this.
Marching In I didn’t think I was going to like this story but I did. This one explores a very interesting notion on how to treat depression.
Old-fashioned While being short this story was also very good. Some asteroid miners get trapped in the maw of a Black Hole and tells how clever they can be to reach out for help when they have no communication equipment.
Birth of a Notion A time traveler meets Hugo Gernsback and gives him some interesting information. In the real world Gernsback was the founder of Amazing Stories and a keen supporter of Asimov and his stories. ...more
Had to read this a few times with NADSAT help guide but what a great book. Love the thoughts on government messing with peoples minds to control crimeHad to read this a few times with NADSAT help guide but what a great book. Love the thoughts on government messing with peoples minds to control crime....more
A boy falls in love with his first fling (when doesn’t that happen) and is schooled in manners and how to be subservient by an ex female SS member. WhA boy falls in love with his first fling (when doesn’t that happen) and is schooled in manners and how to be subservient by an ex female SS member. What a plot.
Has some very good points and some lows.
Didn’t care for the ending even though I could see it coming a mile away. ...more
I understand and feel for the author with the Cuban repression of his art, and the squalor that he had tWell I had to fight through that one at times.
I understand and feel for the author with the Cuban repression of his art, and the squalor that he had to live in. I think he was a wonderful writer, and his novels are probably brilliant. His views of the American far Left made me smile, as how can anyone have a better view of Cuba and the hatred and unjustified oppression that communism in that country produces.
I can not believe for one second many of the tales of his "erotic encounters." Cuba would be seen to gyrate from space if this were true. The island would shake itself apart and fall into the sea. There doesn't seem to be a mode of transport that is not a moving bordello of pulsating homosexuality. It seems that every policeman, soldier, government official, and male in Cuba is either a blatant homosexual or a repressed homosexual. The author would be a walking fertility clinic if half of this is true; in fact I am surprised that he would be able to move without overbalancing due to the liquid content of his body.
Perhaps this was not for me, but it does have merits in writing style and the crystal clear view into the oppression of literature and homosexuality in Cuba....more