The Gods Themselves
In the year 2100, mankind on Earth, settlers in a lunar colony and aliens from the para-universe, a strange universe parallel in time to our own, are faced with a race against time to prevent total destruction of the Earth. The invention of the Inter-Universe Electron Pump has threatened the rate... show more
In the year 2100, mankind on Earth, settlers in a lunar colony and aliens from the para-universe, a strange universe parallel in time to our own, are faced with a race against time to prevent total destruction of the Earth. The invention of the Inter-Universe Electron Pump has threatened the rate of hydrogen fusion in the sun, leading, inevitably, to the possibilty of a vast explosion -- and the vapourisation of the Earth exactly eight minutes later ...
Publish date: February 10th 2000
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
One of the great classic works of SF. The title is part of a line from a play ("The Maid of Orleans") by the German poet Friedrich Schiller: Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. In the first part of the book, Against Stupidity, the problem of free, clean energy has finally bee...
The title of this book is a part of a longer title, which is used to split up the three sections of the book: Against Stupidity the Gods Themselves Contend in Vain'. I believe that that is actually an Ancient Greek saying, which is not surprising at all. Nope, as it turns out I am incorrect (thankyo...
Although Asimov has written better stories, this one was pretty good. I think it may be the only one where he actually writes about aliens and even alien sex. There is also some good hard science here.
It's not that easy to create believable, vivid characters the reader can relate and sympathize with. Asimov achieves that despite the handicap that his characters are clouds of floating gas. One of his best novels.Featured in my Top 5 Weird Science-Fiction Novels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZMH...
I know I have said this before about other good books but I really do wonder how I missed this one. I've read a good majority of Asimov's works and considering the esteem this is held in I'm slightly lessened by not having read this earlier. I've always loved Asimov best out of the science fiction g...