The Last Question
Publish date: November 2007
Edition language: English
bookshelves: fraudio, sci-fi, winter20092010, published-1956, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Read in December, 2009 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first stepped into the light. The ...
The Last Question is a beautiful and engaging short story. Whether you pick reading its 20+ pages, or listen to an audio recording, I recommend you don't miss this little gem.Asimov gives a visual account of a cosmological theory, an answer to the question "how to reverse entropy?", or the wonder of...
A short sci fi piece written in 1956, which I suspect or predict will still feel new even as the universe ends.
Steinhardt and Turok's book Endless Universe spends a surprising amount of time discussing this classic SF short story. I think that tells us something both about Isaac Asimov and about the state of modern early-universe cosmology.
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