1 thought on “The Edge of Tomorrow

  1. Very surprised this doesn't have more reviews - I may not have the brainpower to really understand the nitty gritty of some of the essays, but Asimov's zippy enough of a storyteller to keep me interested anyway. Some great short stories too - sure they're generally more cerebral than heart-wrenching, but don't let that detract you. These are some smart and very readable stories - plus, 'The Ugly Little Boy' reads like Asimov responding to all the critics who call him out for placing ideas over c [...]

  2. Both the short stories and essays were equally interesting in their own way. Fiction that engages a cognitive part of the mind is almost as rare as scientific essays that both manage to engage and entertain. I will admit that some of the science and math in the essays went over my head, but this says more about my declining math and science attention span than the quality of the work.

  3. Wow, this was a fun read; different. I liked the "essay" format and the mix of fiction and non-fiction. And, I liked reading the original nightfall. I'd read the book. The short story was good as well.

  4. I want to read Nightfall (a short story in this book), recommended by Keilor in Tthe Writer's Almanac 1/2/2011.

  5. Really enjoyed the different perspectives of scientists in these short stories. 'The Last Question' is my all-time favorite short story.

  6. Admittedly not one of my favorite Asimov books as some of the stories were more factual, and I'm not a huge short story fan, but not a bad read anyway.

  7. A fun mix of science fiction short stories and essays on science. My favorite was Asimov's favorite "The Last Question".

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