Where Do We Go from Here? PDF Ð Where Do Kindle - We

Where Do We Go from Here? PDF Ð Where Do Kindle - We


  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Isaac Asimov
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 0449228495

10 thoughts on “Where Do We Go from Here?

  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    Where Do We Go From Here, a short story collection assembled by Isaac Asimov, isthan the usual collection of short stories Asimov introduces it in this wayI have long maintained that science fiction has potential as an inspiring and useful teaching device For this anthology, therefore, I have selected seventeen stories which, I think, can inspire curiosity and can lead the students into lines of questioning of his own that may interest and excite him, and may even help determine the f Where Do We Go From Here, a short story collection assembled by Isaac Asimov, isthan the usual collection of short stories Asimov introduces it in this wayI have long maintained that science fiction has potential as an inspiring and useful teaching device For this anthology, therefore, I have selected seventeen stories which, I think, can inspire curiosity and can lead the students into lines of questioning of his own that may interest and excite him, and may even help determine the future direction of his career T he seventeen stories included are all good ones, clever and exciting in their own right Anyone who wishes can read them for themselves alone, need make no conscious effort to learn from them, and may totally ignore my own comments after each story For those who would probe a little deeper, I have placed after each story a few hundred words of commentary in which I talk about the scientific points made in the story, pointing out their validity, or, sometimes, explaining their errors Finally, after each comment, I have appended a series of suggestions and questions designed to direct the reader s curiosity in fruitful directions As said, this is a collection of seventeen science fiction short stories, chosen for both their worth as stories and as science fiction Asimov believed that good science fiction must have within it good science The stories come from a variety of authors A few are well known names Lester del Rey, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke but most were new to me Two stories are by a Hal Clement, and at least one story was written by John Campbell, the editor of Astounding Stories under a pseudonym After each story, Asimov reveals the year in which the story was published and comments on the author s predictions, assumptions, and so on, ending his commentary with three or four questions that are intended to jog the reader s mind For instance, at the end of The Cave of Night , he writes Gunn has the rescue vessels designed, built, and launched in the space of thirty days Do you think this is practical Look up data on the space program and find out how such things take. Another example follows Dust Rag It is likely that Venus has an iron core, yet it has no magnetic field to speak of How do we know it has none Why should it not have one despite the iron core What about other planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn How do we knowOnly one story Proof escaped me completely I was able to enjoy all of the others to varying degrees The stories seem deliberately chosen to cover the full range of scientific knowledge in Omnilingual , the readers join a team of scientists on the surface of Mars as they attempt to learn about a long dead Martian civilization This particular chapter concerns language In Dust Rag , two men on the surface of the Moon encounter problems with electromagnetism in that their visors become charged and attract lunar dust that is being charged by the Sun The result is that the visors and the outside of their suits including air filters become covered in lunar dust and the astronauts in bulky space suits have to figure out how to return to their camp or shuttle before they run out of air In The Day is Done , we see speculations on human Neanderthal interaction Here Asimov posits in his commentary that the Cro Magnons and Neanderthals may have interbred to produce humans, but this is quite dated Asimov died nearly twenty years ago, so he can be forgiven for not considering the last two decades of evidence in regards to Neanderthals and Cro Magnons One of my favorite stories was Surface Tension , which shows the results of humans modifying the human genome for life on other planets The particular planet that the story is set on is covered in water and the largest animals are crayfish, so the humans are designed to be microscopic and interact with amoebas and so forth in a story that is completely implausible but very interesting.I found the book to be tremendously enjoyable the stories as well as the questions Asimov probed I wonder if he did any other projects like this It seems like a good resource for parents with older children or teenagers who want to shape their minds to think scientifically


  2. Drew Hayes Drew Hayes says:

    Heinlein s And He Built a Crooked House always stuck with me I forgot where I got this from, maybe my grandfather Good collection.


  3. Dane Cobain Dane Cobain says:

    This book was interesting enough, as most Isaac Asimov books are, but it s also true that he was a better writer than he was an editor and so I would have preferred a collection of his own short stories as opposed to those by other authors.Still, there are some decent enough shorts in here, and we also have an introduction by Asimov and a little additional context on what we re reading thanks to his notes on each story Perhapsunusual was the fact that he also included a bunch of questions This book was interesting enough, as most Isaac Asimov books are, but it s also true that he was a better writer than he was an editor and so I would have preferred a collection of his own short stories as opposed to those by other authors.Still, there are some decent enough shorts in here, and we also have an introduction by Asimov and a little additional context on what we re reading thanks to his notes on each story Perhapsunusual was the fact that he also included a bunch of questions for his readers to try to answer Some of them were so intense that I couldn t even understand the question and would have had no hope of answering.Overall, this is probably the weakest of the Asimov books that I ve come across so far, and even a contribution by both himself a story I d already read and Arthur C Clarke wasn t enough to save it Glad I read it, but I won t re read and it was eh


  4. Lucas Lucas says:

    Surface Tension and the Omnilingual are the least dated, and Asimov s own contribution is one of the weaker stories in the collection Surface Tension is sort of like Baxter s Flux but underwater instead of on the surface of a neutron star I liked the several stories set on Mars which amounted to hard sf at the time but have many now falsified details Also good are stories about the very first astronauts, visits to the moon, or nuclear technology written only 5 or 10 years before real de Surface Tension and the Omnilingual are the least dated, and Asimov s own contribution is one of the weaker stories in the collection Surface Tension is sort of like Baxter s Flux but underwater instead of on the surface of a neutron star I liked the several stories set on Mars which amounted to hard sf at the time but have many now falsified details Also good are stories about the very first astronauts, visits to the moon, or nuclear technology written only 5 or 10 years before real developments overtook them Big Bounce is about flubber, not sure if they Disney movie came out before it or not


  5. Doug Cannon Doug Cannon says:

    This is my car book for the moment I keep it in the car and read a little when I have time The stories are fun and interesting.


  6. Amanda Nunn Amanda Nunn says:

    Great collection of thought provoking sci fi short stories, with a variety of interesting ideas to explore Asimov gives some commentary after each entry, explaining the context of the central idea and giving some prompts about scientific avenues of exploration for the reader to follow Some favourites were Surface Tension, which details the tribulations of a microscopic water dwelling civilisation s space program, and Omnilingual, the only story with a female protagonist, involving her strugg Great collection of thought provoking sci fi short stories, with a variety of interesting ideas to explore Asimov gives some commentary after each entry, explaining the context of the central idea and giving some prompts about scientific avenues of exploration for the reader to follow Some favourites were Surface Tension, which details the tribulations of a microscopic water dwelling civilisation s space program, and Omnilingual, the only story with a female protagonist, involving her struggle to to find a way to decrypt the ancient Martian language from the writings the dead civilisation left behind.My quibbles are predictable The book gives a good survey of science fiction through the ages, starting in 1931, but as it was published in 1971 we don t get any up to date content So we have an outdated focus on Mars as being a life bearing planet and some strange incongruities space farers who use telephones with a hook and cameras with film Secondly, as mentioned, a complete lack of diversity Aliens, it seems, were less improbable than female protagonists to the collection of male authors here.I d actually love to see the concept re done for our modern era, incorporating a greater variety of authors and showing how our sci fi concepts have evolved into the new millenium


  7. Gfec Gfec says:

    A Martian Odyssey 3,5 5 Night 3 5 The day is done 3 5 Heavy planet 3,5 5 And he built a crooked house 3,5 5 Proof 4,5 5 A subway named Mobius 4 5 Surface tension 4,5 5 Country doctor 2,5 5 The holes around Mars 3,5 5 The deep range 4 5 The cave of night 3,5 5 Dust rag 5 5 Pat de Foie gras 4,5 5 for fun Omnilingual 3,5 5 The big bounce 3 5 Neutron star 5 5old fashioned technique Mars at first , but mostly fine narrating in terms of age of origin, close to 4 stars


  8. Ogden Jones Ogden Jones says:

    This is a collection of classic old SF Asimov likes gimmicky SF it has to have some hard science for him to like it, so that kind of limits things a bit Of course, I had read some of these in other anthologies He Built a Crooked House, by Heinlein is one I had read, but it is so funny definitely one of the better SF short stories out there.An example of a gimmick is Niven s Neutron Star The gimmick is the huge tidal forces if you flew near one.


  9. Karen Karen says:

    Even though these stories are a bit out of date, many of them having been written in the fifties, they still show the Science Fiction writer imagination and are fun to read I m sure I have read some before, but since my memory doesn t hold a lot, the stories were mostly new to me I liked the Mobius story and the Big Bounce, as well as the Martian idea tales.


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Where Do We Go from Here?[Download] ➵ Where Do We Go from Here? ➾ Isaac Asimov – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk great science fiction classicsContents A Martian Odyssey by Stanley G WeinbaumNight by Don A Stuart John Wood Campbell Jr The Day is Done by Lester del ReyHeavy Planet by Milton A RothmanAnd He Built great science fiction classicsContents A Martian We Go PDF/EPUB Â Odyssey by Stanley G WeinbaumNight by Don A Stuart John Wood Campbell Jr The Day is Done by Lester del ReyHeavy Planet by Milton A RothmanAnd He Built a Crooked House by Robert A HeinleinProof by Hal ClementA Subway Named Mobius by AJ DeutschSurface Tension Where Do Kindle - by James BlishCountry Doctor by William MorrisonThe Holes Around Mars by Jerome BixbyThe Deep Range by Arthur C ClarkeThe Cave of Night by James E GunnDust Rag by Hal ClementPate de Foie Gras by Isaac AsimovOmnilingual by H Beam PiperThe Big Bounce by Walter S TevisNeutron Star by Larry Niven.


About the Author: Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, We Go PDF/EPUB Â American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science booksProfessor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or editedthan books and Where Do Kindle - an estimated , letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of PhilosophyAsimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, Do We Go Epub Û was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime Asimov s most famous work is the Foundation Series his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified future history for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul FrenchMost of Asimov s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and DiscoveryAsimov was a long time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly he described some members of that organization as brain proud and aggressive about their IQs He tookjoy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov , November In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved , November , , from.