Isaac Asimov's best short stories

by lars on the 2019-02-26

Literature, Physics, Future

Isaac Asimov was an aspiering writer. In this post we present two of his best works, "The last question" and "Nightfall".

"Nightfall" is a 1941 science fiction novelette by American writer Isaac Asimov about the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated by sunlight at all times. ... The short story has been included in 48 anthologies, and has appeared in six collections of Asimov's stories. "The Last Question" is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov. ... It was Asimov's favorite short story of his own authorship, and is one of a loosely connected series of stories concerning a fictional computer called Multivac. In conceiving Multivac, Asimov was extrapolating the trend towards centralization that characterized computation technology planning in the 1950s to an ultimate centrally managed global computer. After seeing a planetarium adaptation of his work, Asimov "privately" concluded that this story was his best science fiction yet written; he placed it just higher than "The Ugly Little Boy" (September 1958) and "The Bicentennial Man" (1976). - Wikipedia


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