Unironically everything everything Ive been searching for in science fiction. Favorite novel or short story from him?

Unironically everything everything I’ve been searching for in science fiction. Favorite novel or short story from him?

  1. 1 week ago
    One

    asimov sucks. he's everything i'm NOT looking for in science fiction: tolkien in space

    if you want that, just read fantasy, you homosexual

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      filtered

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Tolkien in space is the last thing I'd call Asimov. I don't know how you even come to that conclusion.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >tolkien in space
        You clearly haven't read either, retard.

        >Asimov enjoyed the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, and used The Lord of the Rings as a plot point in a Black Widowers story, titled Nothing like Murder.[267] In the essay "All or Nothing" (for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jan 1981), Asimov said that he admired Tolkien and that he had read The Lord of the Rings five times. (The feelings were mutual, with Tolkien saying that he had enjoyed Asimov's science fiction. This would make Asimov an exception to Tolkien's earlier claim that he rarely found "any modern books" that were interesting to him.)

        Absolute retards on this board.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          What are the similarities you two are referencing? Compare the robot detective noir novel with the hobbit ok. Assignment is due tomorrow.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >tolkien in space
      You clearly haven't read either, retard.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >tolkien in space
      What a braindead post, especially what I greentexted. Filtered.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >>>

        [...]


        >Asimov enjoyed the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, and used The Lord of the Rings as a plot point in a Black Widowers story, titled Nothing like Murder.[267] In the essay "All or Nothing" (for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jan 1981), Asimov said that he admired Tolkien and that he had read The Lord of the Rings five times. (The feelings were mutual, with Tolkien saying that he had enjoyed Asimov's science fiction. This would make Asimov an exception to Tolkien's earlier claim that he rarely found "any modern books" that were interesting to him.)

        Absolute retards on this board.
        You just got filtered.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          That doesn't say what you think it says.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Based
    One of the best short stories ever in all fields: The Last Question
    He has tons of kino nonfiction too that holds up great and with a kind of explanatory clarity sorely lacking today.

    • 1 week ago
      One

      i admit i have not read his short stories. how are they?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Asimov was never a novel writer. His short stories are the only thing you should read.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve been collecting his text books. It’s nice reading someone grounded in non-fiction.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What were you looking for in science fiction anyway

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >everything I’ve been searching for
    >searching
    >top 3 writers in the genre of all time
    op do you also struggle with finding the sun in the sky or differentiating your hands? how did you manage to make a thread? this is like saying you've been searching horror and found this guy "stephen king"; your search much have been timed in seconds, he's one of the most well known authors in the genre.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Asimov doesn’t get mentioned nearly as often as he used to. My guess is that op was scared away by redditors and good reads. For some reason Asimov filters a lot of brainlets.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I love horror but unironically have never read Stephen King

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    “The Last Question,” it was the only one of his that I’ve read. Some anon on the LULZ Friday night thread recommended it to me.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >everything everything I’ve been searching for in science fiction
    >some midwit israelite
    Damn, that's sad.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Back to your containment board you sad sack of shit for brains

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, he's factually correct.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The obvious connotation is that israelite=bad

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >interesting ideas
    >prose as dry as dry toast
    It's a challenge to get through his books. Rewarding at the end, but it's a job getting there.
    I would recommend listening to the 80's BBC radio drama of Foundation over reading it, because it actually injects a bit of life into it.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Foundation Series is just self-insert fanfic about some guy who's so smart he knows everything that's going to happen ever and all the dumb army jocks have to do what he says and all the girls love him. Most "Golden Age" sci-fi and fantasy follows a similar formula to appeal to the beta male audience.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Good tier
    Foundation
    >Great tier
    Nightfall
    >God tier
    The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline
    >elder God tier
    Azazel

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Great tier
      Foundation, Second Foundation, The Caves of Steel, The End of Eternity,
      >Good tier
      Foundation and Empire, Foundations Edge, The Bicentennial Man, The Currents of Space, The Gods Themselves
      >Okay tier
      Pebble in the Sky, The Stars like Dust
      >Shit tier
      Nemesis, The Robots of Dawn (super boring until the ending)
      >Haven't read
      Foundation and earth, robots and empire

      Too many short stories to rank but the Martian way, In a good cause..., The wendell urth stories and of course the robot stories are my favorites.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The scenic Foundation And Earth. If you're already familiar with his fictional universe, it has the effect of an impossibly good road movie.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The Feeling of Power

      lies

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    His mystery fiction.

  12. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    He is the greatest deception for me.
    Foundation first book began as epic utter ki’o and then it devolves into some boring ass story about a creepy mutant mind raping people.
    Hack.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Are you retarded? Did you even finish Foundation and Empire?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Its because you came into the series expecting something completely different than what you got. asimov isn't tolkien. his books are almost always mysteries or focus on intrigue and characters double crossing each other. the comparison to tolkien is ridiculous and overblown.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        The comparison is retarded.

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