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  • Title: The Gods Themselves
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
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  • Page: 391
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  • Only a few know the terrifying truth an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun They know the truth but who will listen They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy but who will believe These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth s sOnly a few know the terrifying truth an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun They know the truth but who will listen They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy but who will believe These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth s survival.
    The Gods Themselves Only a few know the terrifying truth an outcast Earth scientist a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet a lunar born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun They k

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    1. Isaac Asimov rarely wrote about either aliens or sex In response to critics who complained about these omissions, he wrote a book about alien sex Rather, a book whose middle third is mostly about alien sex Mostly The other two thirds of the book tell one of the purest and hardest science fiction stories I ve ever read.By pure, I mean that there s a single, science related what if, and that the story hinges upon that In contrast to, for example, a space opera such as Star Trek, in which there are [...]

    2. What s a man supposed to do Here is a novel that is greatly revered by critics and fans alike It received both the Nebula and Hugo awards for best novel 1972 and 1973 respectively Asimov himself identified this as his favourite And yet I normally really enjoy Asimov s works Foundation, especially, is one of my favourite SF novels I am going to go against what appears to be the norm by not giving this novel four or five stars It s a novel I respected rather than enjoyed.I can certainly recognise [...]

    3. Though a science fiction novel, The Gods Themselves is also primarily about magic Throughout the courses I took for my my undergraduate degree in Economics, we talked a lot about the driving forces behind the choices people make One of the greatest is magic We all want to find that magical thing that makes us not have to work as hard magic makes life easier.This quest for magic has helped us innovate on a grand scale and use the resources around us for our own benefit Whether it s been good in t [...]

    4. One of the Holy Grails of science fiction writing is the Convincing Alien Sex Scene Has it ever been done You get these claimed sightings, but then the sceptics move in Okay, it s sexy and alien, but is it really convincing Or, it s alien and convincing, but does it come across as sexy Anyway, this book is one of the stronger contenders, as Asimov treats us to a graphic, no holds barred description of how a three gendered species get it on I found it convincing, and many people agree that it s s [...]

    5. Isaac Asimov is a writer of ideas and this is one of his best.The concept is mind boggling Energy transfer between parallel universes, a universe which contains a three gendered species, a convincing thermodynamic problem solved in a convincing way it s all there for the aficionado of Hard SF Also, the shortsightedness of governments regarding possible disasters, when there are goodies available for the taking by ignoring the dangers seem strangely prophetic in the face of the Climate Change con [...]

    6. I just reread this book for the umptieth time over many years, and was struck once again by what a fine piece of work it is This is one of the best pieces of pure science fiction every written It isn t the best STORY, of course Asimov himself has better ones, as do many other science fiction authors from the post WWII era But only a handful of other stories such as Forward s Dragon s Egg come to mind as being such excellent science fiction.I am a physicist, mind you The amazing thing about this [...]

    7. This reread for me was still fun, well paced, imaginative, and thought provoking The tale concerns an opening with a parallel universe discovered by a physicist whose tungsten is converted into an impossible isotope of plutonium When it decays usable energy is produced At the point of the story when a science historian is interviewing this scientist, the massive construction of Electron Pumps is producing free energy on a scale sufficient hold the prospect of a coming shift to utopia for humanit [...]

    8. Asimov foresees the climate change debate29 May 2012 The title of this book is a part of a longer title, which is used to split up the three sections of the book Against Stupidity the Gods Themselves Contend in Vain I believe that that is actually an Ancient Greek saying, which is not surprising at all Nope, as it turns out I am incorrect thankyou Internet , it was in fact a saying of a German Poet named Friedrich von Schiller, but it is not the saying or the meaning of the saying that I really [...]

    9. La historia empieza con el descubrimiento accidental de intercambio de energ as con dos universos regidos por leyes totalmente diferentes, uno es el nuestro el terr cola y el otro es un universo alien gena Plantea cuestiones muy interesantes para reflexionar.La segunda parte del relato, que est ambientada en el lado alien gena, es sencillamente genial y sorprendente Asimov se saca de la manga un parauniverso nico con los seres duros y los seres blandos con sus tr ades y su forma de reproducirse [...]

    10. Sometimes particularly when reading about Octopuses editing their DNA, giant fungi in the USA, or super Ant colonies I wonder why anyone ever bothered to write any science fiction the variety and strangeness of actual life on earth seems to trump with ease the modest products of human imagination, perhaps that is precisely the point, the story is a way of controlling the world, of reducing its complexity to the manageable oddness of a novel.In this case if it looks too good to be true it probabl [...]

    11. sigh Some books should remain fond memories.I m dropping a star on the re read Enjoying the insistence of intuitionalism doesn t make up for the abysmally uninteresting aliens or the 1970 s culturally locked ideas surrounding smart human women and smart alien women It was actually pretty groan worthy As for the actual story idea, I enjoyed the extrapolation of a modified natural law and the SF conversation Asimov was having with Silverberg, but it turns out that a tiny handful of ideas isn t eno [...]

    12. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally The CCLaP 100 In which I read for the first time a hundred so called classic books, then write reports on whether or not they deserve the labelBook 12 The Gods Themselves, by Isaac Asimov 1972 The story in a nutshell Originally published as three interrelated novellas in magazine form, Isaac Asimov s 1972 The G [...]

    13. 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.Cav [...]

    14. Asimov certainly plots his tales well Most of his books I ve read, this included, consist of a couple interrelated novellas as opposed to a single story yet Asimov weaves the overall story together masterfully.The first section is a wonderful portrayal of how academia really works, the second section will have your chin on the floor the entire time, and the third section ties in all the details with virtually a whole new cast.The second section is so imaginative it would be simply unfilmable You [...]

    15. 4,5Al principio algo desconcertante Conforme avanzas p ginas 100% atrapante.Una ciencia ficci n distinta, sorprendente, original, veros mil en las leyes f sicas de su mundo.Racional, emotiva, sexual y con lugar para reflexiones profundas sobre la evoluci n, la existencia, las relaciones y el ego smo de la supervivencia.Corta pero suficiente y con un buen final que deja todo atado Le da del tir n Me ha encantado.

    16. I remember reading the first few sentence of this novel not being terribly impressed, not that I would ever considered giving up reading of one of HIS novel, but the descriptions of character seemed childish and I may have even though blasphemy there is something lacking there, but then I pulled myself together and told myself What do you know This is Asimov Have you ever read anything by Asimov that didn t amaze you Off course not So shut up Anyhow, it didn t take me long to become engrossed in [...]

    17. 4.0 to 4.5 stars Along with The End of Eternity Asimov s best non Robot or Foundation novel Winner Hugo Award Best Science Fiction Novel 1973 Winner Nebula Award Best Science Fiction Novel 1973 Winner Locus Award Best Science Fiction Novel 1973 Voted to 1998 Locus List of All Time Best Science Fiction Novels Pre 1990

    18. A good foreword by Asimov It s can be fun to find out the inspiration for a story since this one involved Silverberg, another giant in the SF genre, that was even better.The basic premise is good, too Actually, it might be great, especially the way he leverages it to show the realities politics behind science society It s easy to see where a catch 22 can would develop Unfortunately, the narrative characters are so flat that I kept zoning out I didn t like any of the characters the story advanced [...]

    19. Cinco estrellas Pues s Porque es un grande y porque siempre que leo algo suyo acaba por sorprenderme Un libro compuesto de tres relatos que hablan sobre los descubrimientos cient ficos y donde realiza una cr tica al ego de sus responsables La descripci n del universo paralelo es para enmarcar.

    20. One thing I always have to remind myself when it comes to reading Asimov is that even though I ve seen some of his ideas and concepts before in other author s works, that Asimov was in many ways a pioneer in the field at the time he wrote The Gods Themselves is no exception to that rule Yes, there are elements in this novel that others have done but none of them really as well as Asimov There are others here who have explained the premise of this novel far better than I could and without giving [...]

    21. Un libro muy curioso sobre sexo alien gena.Sin spoilers.Corre el siglo adivina cu l y la humanidad ha encontrado la fuente de energ a definitiva ayudados por unos alien genas que viven al otro lado de un nexo de comunicaci n Estos alien genas les van dando pistas para que construyan una m quinaLa historia va saltando de los humanos a los alien genas y nos encontramos con mogoll n de sexo alien gena Asimov nos describe a los alien genas m s sensuales que podremos encontrar en la literatura de cie [...]

    22. Who knew that a novel written in 1972 could touch on global warming, woman empowerment, lax views on different sexual orientations, and foreign policyl with very pristine and at times technically beautiful scientific writing.Some of my favorite quotes from this year come from this book Now then, young man, don t ask me to stop the Pumping The economy and comfort of the entire planet depend on it Tell me, instead, how to keep the Pumping from exploding the Sun There are no happy endings in histor [...]

    23. Ovo je knjiga koja se ne mo e lako pro itati vi e puta jer sadr i jak twist na kraju koji ete upamtiti po njegovoj snazi no obvezno je morate pro itati barem jednom ja sam uspio dva puta jer je dosta vremena pro lo Ako jedan od najve ih majstora SF a ovo sam smatra svojim najdra im djelom onda vas to mora privu i.Ne samo da ga sam smatra, nego ga mnogi kriti ari i itatelji smatraju jednim od najboljih djela anra uop e.Obvezno tivo

    24. One of Asimov s must reads.The story could be cut into 3 distinct parts, the FIRST part had very interesting mystery and conflict and drew his characters quite well I enjoyed it.The SECOND part made the book difficult to put down, a very unique difficult type of character was portrayed here and Mr Asimov did a wonderful job giving life to them I strongly felt this was my favorite part and sympathized greatly I also found my self betting the pages what would be the conflict resolution, and though [...]

    25. Bu kitapta Ay da ge en b l m n kitaptan ayr bir yk olarak kitapla t r lmas daha g zel olurdu sanki Bir ile sonsuz aras ndaki her ey anlams zd r s.304

    26. Sorprendente, Original, Indispensable hay tantos calificativos para esta novela.El nico motivo por el que le pongo 4 estrellas y no 5 es porque tengo la sensaci n de que m s que una novela es un relato breve, demasiado breve para compararlo con los grandes.Aun as cabe destacar dos cosas, la primera es que se public en 1972 y 45 a os despu s de su publicaci n sigue siendo una novela innovadora y muy distra da se lee de una sentada, porque es buena y tambi n porque es muy breve, porqu no admitirlo [...]

    27. I read Issac Asimov s The Gods Themselves a few years ago while lying in the sun on a beach so I m not sure if any positive feelings I have are linked to the quality of the novel or my tan The novel is divided into three parts The overall story revolves around aliens from a parallel universe the para Universe who exploit a difference between the physical laws in their para Universe and our Universe in our Universe plutonium 186 decays into tungsten 186 and in the para Universe tungsten 186 turns [...]

    28. Rese a completa en guardiaoscura 2013 11 07 lUna novela fascinante en toda la extensi n de la palabra Cada una de sus partes te deja con el culo para Tudela por diferentes motivos La primera por la magnitud del descubrimiento y la ruindad humana La segunda por lo dif cilmente imaginable de los seres que encontramos tan diferentes a lo que podr amos pensar normalmente cuando pensamos en seres alienigenas, pero es que no son ni eso, es que son de otro universo con leyes f sicas diferentes La terce [...]

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