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    Isaac Asimov(Author)

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  • PDF | 191 pages
  • Isaac Asimov(Author)
  • Fawcett Crest; 1st Printing edition (1971)
  • English
  • 8
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By Honey Bea on July 15, 2015

    I am reading Asimov's Robot-Empire-Foundation books for the first time in the order suggested by the author. Given that Asimov was a less experienced writer for his Empire books, "The Currents of Space" is good to great, and much better than some of the published fan fiction that is passing for reading matter these days. The Empire books do add to the reader's understanding of life leading up to Foundation days. While I suppose there is some violence, I'd put it much closer to NO violence. I am just starting the Foundation books (7 total) with "Prelude to Foundation," and I am not experiencing a particularly noticeable change in the quality of Asimov's work. Good reading.

  • By Bentley R. on August 22, 2017

    What I am enjoying most about reading these 60 year old stories is how things were viewed back then. The story is fun but the culture of the time is awesome. Great read

  • By Paul Robinson on April 4, 2016

    Re-reading Asimov is like re-discovering old friends. This fascinating, creative detective story remains one of my favorites from one of my favorite authors. Asimov-like hard-science fiction, such as that presented in "The Martian" movie, will always be my favorite.

  • By Floretta O'brien on February 6, 2017

    I gave this to my grand-nephew as a gift and he said he loves it. He's very interested in space and the universe and this book seems to have fulfilled some of those interests as well as provide him with some answers he was looking for,

  • By J. Rodino on July 14, 2016

    I read a lot of Asimov in my younger days, but somehow missed the "Galactic Empire" books. Enjoying reading "new" stories by one of my favorite sci-fi authors.

  • By Roger J. Buffington on September 11, 2007

    This early Isaac Asimov novel is set in the same "Universe" as Asimov's Foundation series, and is one of a group of early Asimov novels often referred to as the "Empire" series. It is set somewhat prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire--Trantor's Republic consists of over one million star systems, and the Empire is now in sight, but there are still independent star systems and stellar groups that Trantor has not yet assimilated.This story is set on the planet Florina, which is harshly ruled by the nearby planet Sark. Florina, alone in the Galaxy, produces Kyrt, which is a fabric with fabulous qualities and which makes Florina the key to great wealth for its Sarkian overlords. No one knows why only Florina can produce Kyrt, and the reason for this contains the doom of Florina. More would be telling; no spoilers here.This is quite a serviceable story, which has aged well despite certain anachronisms. I first read it as a teenager, and after picking it up after a delay of nearly 35 years I still enjoyed the book. This is not always true when revisiting books one enjoyed as a youth.Asimov was a giant of science fiction, and with his passing it is good to see that his stories are being republished and that they will be available for future generations of readers. This one is very recommended, and I rate it 3 stars only because so many of Asimov's other works are even better than this one.

  • By Charles Allen on January 10, 2017

    Futuristic concepts to consider. A book that leads you into the rest of his series.

  • By Craig Z on March 25, 2014

    and are reading this, STOP READING THIS AND ORDER THE BOOK.You obviously know who Isaac Asimov is. This is among his best. A used book is a used book, and are generally rated conservatively, and having bought MANY, they're never as bad as they're rated. But back to the matter at hand:Buy the book.That is all.

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