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Anybody here read ISAAC ASIMOV or ARTHUR C CLARKE?

I, Robot is a collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction … Wikipedia
Originally published: 2 December 1950
Author: Isaac Asimov
Page count: 253
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Robot series
Characters: Susan Calvin, Alfred Lanning, Powell and Donovan, Lawrence Robertson, Peter Bogert, Elijah Baley
Arthur C. Clarke Quotes



Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.

Re: Anybody here read ISAAC ASIMOV or ARTHUR C CLARKE?

I avidly read Asimov when I was a kid. I've never read Clarke.

Clarke is wrong about magic and he betrays the ignorance of any rational materialist atheist. Magic comes from the supernatural. It's 100% daemonic in it's source. Anything which can be explained scientifically is not magic.

Uh, look man. Make tool! Caveman. No fool!
I GameBoy - H. superior

Re: Anybody here read ISAAC ASIMOV or ARTHUR C CLARKE?

The Decades-Long Flame War Between Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/the-secret-decades-long-flame-war-between-arthur-c-clarke-and-isaac-asimov/

Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert

The greatest SF work about rationality is "Foundation" (Asimov), the greatest SF work about technology is "Rendezvous with Rama" (Clarke), and the greatest SF work about humanity is "Stranger in a Strange Land" (Heinlein). Reading these three gives a pretty good overview of what mid-20th century SF was all about.


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