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Old January 14 2012, 06:41 AM   #151
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Re: Isaac Asimov?

I think I'm going to choose End of Eternity as my next book, I've not read it in decades... Gods Themselves is a cool one as well, and a nice commentary on the workings of science. It also has his only alien race [as opposed to the collective intelligences of Gaia and Erythro] and a pretty neat one I think. It might have been interesting if he'd done more with aliens, but even with his output there wasn't time for more than humans and robots!
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Old January 14 2012, 06:45 AM   #152
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I think I'm going to choose End of Eternity as my next book, I've not read it in decades... Gods Themselves is a cool one as well, and a nice commentary on the workings of science. It also has his only alien race [as opposed to the collective intelligences of Gaia and Erythro] and a pretty neat one I think. It might have been interesting if he'd done more with aliens, but even with his output there wasn't time for more than humans and robots!
There are many other alien races in Asimov, though admittedly only in his short stories. The excellent "Blind Alley" and the awful ones about the aliens on... Jupiter I think spring to mind.
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Old January 14 2012, 06:47 AM   #153
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Don't remember those at all lol, must have been too long since I've read them... There might even have been some in the Lucky Starr books, I read those in 7th grade.
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Old January 14 2012, 11:03 AM   #154
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There was also the collective intelligence of the Erythrocytes, or whatever they were called, in Nemesis.
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Old January 14 2012, 04:55 PM   #155
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they also made nemesis a movie for those who don't know.
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Old January 14 2012, 07:29 PM   #156
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they also made nemesis a movie for those who don't know.
They did? No, I didn't know.

Wait, you're not referring to the last TNG film are you?
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Old January 14 2012, 07:47 PM   #157
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IMDb lists a bunch of films named Nemesis, but none of them are based on the Asimov novel -- it's a common enough word, after all.

There have been film or TV adaptations of a number of Asimov's works, notably Bicentennial Man, I, Robot, and two very bad versions of Nightfall, but no Nemesis.
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Old January 14 2012, 07:59 PM   #158
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IMDb lists a bunch of films named Nemesis, but none of them are based on the Asimov novel -- it's a common enough word, after all.

There have been film or TV adaptations of a number of Asimov's works, notably Bicentennial Man, I, Robot, and two very bad versions of Nightfall, but no Nemesis.
Yeah, I just researched it too, and came up with what you did. I also didn't know about the Nightfall films til now.

Bad, huh? Well, maybe I'll take a look at them anyway.
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Old January 14 2012, 08:16 PM   #159
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I just remember one from the 80s with that guy from Bridget Loves Bernie. Yikes. Bad.
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I've heard that the Nightfall one was a candidate for Worst. Film. Ever. Just looking at the sub-Power Rangers costumes on the VHS cover made me toss it back on the rental rack way back when.
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Old January 14 2012, 10:26 PM   #161
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^ It was unbelievably bad.
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Old March 4 2012, 06:55 AM   #162
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well good news is that:

prelude to foundation is ready for preorder on nook devices &
forward to foundation is now aviable on the nook as well.


I hope they get around to doing Robots and Empire and foundations friends.
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Old January 8 2013, 06:57 AM   #163
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Okay got some good news some of janet asimov's books are coming aviable on the nook and we are only missing robots and empire on the nook hd though they do have it in spanish which sucks.
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