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The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
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Jul 18, 09

Recommended for: Those interested in classic scifi
Read in July, 2009, read count: 1

It's always fascinating to me to go back and read "classic" science fiction, to see where it's aged well and where it was way off the mark. Asimov does a magnificent job of imagining the future. Much of what he wrote about as futuristic has come true, and much of it still seems like it could happen. For example, the novel was written in 1956, well before the advent of the modern PC or the user-friendly Internet, and yet Asimov wrote about the technology with surprising accuracy. What didn’t age so well was Asimov’s portrayal of women (straight out of the 1950s and absolutely offensive by modern standards!). What I found most interesting was his description of life several thousand years in the future, particularly how humanity had to learn to be more efficient to cope with the Earth’s expanding population. His adaptations made a lot of sense, and could easily describe the way our civilization is heading. … And it was also an entertaining mystery.
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