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RaeLovesToRead
I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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#manicmonday #letterI @CBee @The_Penniless_Author

? I, Robot (read as part of The Complete Robot) by Asimov
✒ John Irving / Kazuo Ishiguro
? In Bruges
? The IT Crowd
? Imogen Heap
? It's no good (Depeche Mode)

"Don't say you're happy. Out there without me. I know you can't be. Cause it's no good."

Best fictional book title: "I just died in your psalms tonight" (Murder on the Blackpool Express)

Bonus song: Infinity (Jaymes Young)

RaeLovesToRead I've just realised that for F I forgot both Father Brown AND Father Ted 🙈🙈🙈 4mo
Jari-chan It Crowd is awesome 🙌 4mo
CBee Love the fictional book title 😂😂 4mo
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jlhammar I loved In Bruges! Looking forward to The Banshees of Inisherin. 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @jlhammar Oh wow, I didn't know about Banshees... Will have to make sure I see it! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @CBee There are quite a few in the episode.. so funny 😂 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Jari-chan I can't even pick a favourite episode! Perhaps the one with the musical... or the funeral... or the cannibal... or The Haunting of Bill Crouse 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
Jari-chan @RaeLovesToRead Or the one with the burning computer ??? or the one with "Windows Vista? We're all going to die!" ??? 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Jari-chan Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to inform you of a fire... no, too formal... 4mo
Jari-chan @RaeLovesToRead Your screensaver looks so real! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Jari-chan ?? "Did you see that ludicrous display last night?" 4mo
Jari-chan @RaeLovesToRead Let's nit forget about: Have you tried turning it off and on again? 💪 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Jari-chan Yes!! 🤣💕 Such a good show. 4mo
Jari-chan @RaeLovesToRead It truly is! Great to meet another fan! 🙌❤️ 4mo
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Jari-chan
The Currents of Space | Isaac Asimov
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Mehso-so

Maybe I would've liked this trilogy more if I had read it in the correct order. But even then one just feels that it's one of the earlier works by Asimov. The ideas behind the story aren't bad, but the whole plot lacks depth and all the meaning we find in his later books.

But I'm happy to still have finished the series and now can move on to Asimovs other works.

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TheNeverendingTBR
I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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Pickpick

This one is made up of short stories featuring the same characters over a period of time, each story introduces a theme and explores it.

The stories are thought-provoking and interesting but they're also quite repetitive.

Having said that I still liked this book, it's very engaging and humorous at times.

I recommended, if you like Sci-Fi, this is essential reading! 🤖

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TheSpineView
Forward the Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Pickpick

Chronologically this is the 2nd book in the Foundation series, though this book was written years after the original series. Not as good as the first book, still a good story. I particularly liked some of the ideas the author presented. Such as, is Democracy better or worse than a monarchy? Is Racism ingrained in the human physique? I like books that make you think. 3.5 - 4⭐️

TheSpineView This is my #DoubleSpin book for July. @TheAromaofBooks Also another completed for the #Seriesread2022 challenge 6mo
ChaoticMissAdventures The Foundation series is one of those that I always mean to read but never get around to it. Something about the series always feels intimidating even though I have read other books of his. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
TheSpineView @ChaoticMissAdventures I have enjoyed this series. Hopefully you will get an opportunity to read it in the future. 6mo
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TheSpineView
Forward the Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"Demerzel, Eto - While there is no question that Eto Demerzel was the real power in the government during much of the reign of Emperor Cleon I, historians are divided as to the nature of his rule. "

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The_Book_Ninja
I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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Pickpick

Short story dilemmas/puzzles based on robot actions and Asimovs famous Laws of Robotics. I read this once every 10 years. It‘s like a pair of old slippers.Gets more and more weird reading something that was speculative once but is full of archaisms. Asimov doesn‘t write good female characters: More positronic brains than positive women. He almost seems to dislike Susan Calvin. She‘s constantly undermined. Classic but dated🤖🤖🤖🤖🤖🤖🤖7/10 Robots

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Hamlet
I, Asimov: A Memoir | Isaac Asimov
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Mehso-so

I read a book or set it aside, but this book induced me to skim for long sections. I enjoyed the story of his early life, & even his self-praise and boundless confidence seemed honest rather than just egotistical… for a while. I most enjoyed his portrayal of the 1930s sci-fi scene where pulp mags ruled before novels had much chance of success. I welcomed his short descriptions of other writers and editors, too. He wrote the book in (see comments)

Hamlet 1)…. short 1-3 page chapters for the most part, chatty and informal; it‘s easy to tell that he just wrote as things came to him, relying on his structured mind rather than an outwardly structured, tight plan for the book. I had to skim many chapters on his own life that were boringly self-serving or that added little to my understanding of him as a man or writer. Still, I found enough commentary on his work, the publishing business, & other …. 9mo
Hamlet 2)… writers to make the book worthwhile, even with all the fast skimming I had to endure. Asimov wrote hundreds & hundreds of books, hitting every category in the Dewey Decimal system except Philosophy. It‘s no wonder his editors gave him so much freedom after a lifetime of successes, too much freedom in this, one of his last books. I generated a list of sci-fi authors I now want to explore, and that alone makes me grateful for this book. 9mo
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LisaLovesToRead
I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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Mehso-so

I thought this was ok. It was neat to see the future projections from the mid-20th century.

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Burpito
Bailedbailed

Fuck this boring-ass "what if everyone around you was a jock doing wars and politics and space travel I just want to write an encyclopedia for God's sake!!" crap

Piss

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TheSpineView
I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Chappie

Klou Good choice!! 1y
TheSpineView @Klou Thanks! 1y
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