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The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
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Sep 28, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi

Another "one off" from a major sci-fi master. Totally unrelated to any of his other stories, this one is a mind-bender. A trans-universal thriller in which everything depends upon a near-impossible cooperation between physicists here on earth, and beings in another existence so alien and bizarre it disrupts your basic understanding of what it might mean to be alive and conscious.

Bonus: alien "marriage" and reproduction so inventive it's not even sexy. But it is kind of sweet, and romantic in its way.

Caveat: I read this when I was pretty young, and my mind was more easily blown, but I still rank it as an all-time favorite. Fascinating and challenging ideas.
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Lambert section 3 was crap.

Ivana Split alian marriage was kind of sweet and romantic,, wasn't it?
I'm happy I'm not the only one who thought so.

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