Earth Is Room Enough Contents The Dead Past nv Astounding Apr The Foundation of Science Fiction Success pm FSF Oct Franchise ss If Aug Gimmicks Three The Brazen Locked Room ss FSF Nov Kid Stuff ss Beyond Fanta

  • Title: Earth Is Room Enough
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780449014011
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Contents The Dead Past nv Astounding Apr 56 The Foundation of Science Fiction Success pm FSF Oct 54 Franchise ss If Aug 55 Gimmicks Three The Brazen Locked Room ss FSF Nov 56 Kid Stuff ss Beyond Fantasy Fiction Sep 53 The Watery Place ss Satellite Oct 56 Living Space ss Science Fiction Stories May 56 The Message vi FampContents The Dead Past nv Astounding Apr 56 The Foundation of Science Fiction Success pm FSF Oct 54 Franchise ss If Aug 55 Gimmicks Three The Brazen Locked Room ss FSF Nov 56 Kid Stuff ss Beyond Fantasy Fiction Sep 53 The Watery Place ss Satellite Oct 56 Living Space ss Science Fiction Stories May 56 The Message vi FSF Feb 56 Satisfaction Guaranteed Susan Calvin Robot ss Amazing Apr 51 Hell Fire vi Fantastic Universe May 56 The Last Trump ss Fantastic Universe Jun 55 The Fun They Had ss The Boys and Girls Page Dec 1 51 FSF Feb 54 Jokester ss Infinity Science Fiction Dec 56 The Immortal Bard vi Universe May 54 Someday ss Infinity Science Fiction Aug 56 The Author s Ordeal pm Science Fiction Quarterly May 57 Dreaming Is a Private Thing ss FSF Dec 55

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    1. I have very fond memories of Isaac Asimov and especially a number of his more famous works. The reason why is that going back to my early tentative steps in to reading, I stumbled across a small table top sale and there tucked away in one corner a stack of books. The covers instantly caught my eye - and as much as the saying goes "don't judge a book by its cover" I could not help myself. Now I must point something out - The UK editions of science fiction books of this era had a habit of having g [...]

    2. The standout in this quite good collection is definitely "Satisfaction Guaranteed", even if it's so 50s that it feels like you need subtitles to understand it. US Robots have developed a housework robot, which they are going to field test in the home of one of their employees. The action focusses on the uneasy relationship that develops between the robot and the bored housewife, who's plagued with general feelings of helplessness and inadequacy; the robot, programmed with the Three Laws and obli [...]

    3. This was my first ever book read by Asimov, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Especially the stories that involved Multivac. It really is true, no one spits out story ideas faster then Asimov, and I was especially surprised to find out that he also wrote in verse. A very unexpected surprise. I look forward to reading other works by this amazing story teller.

    4. Uno de los títulos más mencionados de Asimov, tanto que pensé que lo había leído hace muchos años. Afortunadamente me equivocaba y no se trata de una relectura. Para mi, que aprendí los conceptos de la robótica de la mano de Susan Calvin y conocí los problemas sociales de un Imperio espacial investigando crímenes violentos con un robot por detectiveen fin, que aprendía a disfrutar de la ciencia ficción con Isaac Asimov leer un libro nuevo cuando pensaba solo repasarlo supone un regal [...]

    5. An interesting collection of short stories, some of the better ones I'd previously experienced in The Complete Robot so the novelty of reading such good stories was worn off and possibly detracted from my overall enjoyment.The collection also featured some of Asimov's fantasy stories, my first experience of such things, and even though I consider him a good writer of good ideas my eyes just glazed over at the mention of faeries and Avalaon for example. I have Fantasy block even with such a man a [...]

    6. Isaac Asimovs Liebe zu Robotern ist gemeinhin bekannt. Sie ist die Grundlage für einige seiner Faszinierendsten Romane und Kurzgeschichten. Besonders die Logik hat es ihm dabei angetan, die Grundlage für alle Entscheidungen einer Maschine sein muss. Zwingend.Trotzdem ist 'Geliebter Roboter' eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung, die sich von vielen anderen des Autors unterscheidet. Vor allem, weil sie sich nicht ausschließlich um Roboter dreht - obwohl der Titel das vermuten lässt.So ist es hauptsäc [...]

    7. As a selection of stories, i don't consider this book a really good one. What i did enjoy a lot were the visions they had in the 50's about the future. Most of the stories happen in the first century of 2000, and the vision of what would be the future (computers, robotics, political systems, values, etc) is interesting and funny. However there are a couple of good ones that i would recommend to read: The Dead Past · nv Astounding Apr ’56 : I think this one is the best. It is about a machine t [...]

    8. A decent collection of Asimov with its usual mix of repressed titillation and shaggy dog stories (e.g an alien delegation is rebuffed by a rube who thought they said they were from "Venice," rather than "Venus." ugh). The unifying gimmicks that all the stories take place on Earth, but this was probably more of a novelty in the 50's than in today's more dystopian genre. Multivac, a grendel among giant computers, is a recurring character, dispensing an omniscience we now know as "Google." Two stor [...]

    9. The German version "Geliebter Roboter" only features a selection of the stories.The dead past ****Invention: chronoscope, allowing to see the past. Consequence: Loss of all privacy. Interesting thought.Franchise ****Original idea: simplify elections, one representative voter identified by the central computer Multivac is enough.The Watery Place ***Aliens ask for contact, are satisfied with a 'no' and never come back again. Wrong place, wrong time.Satisfaction Guaranteed *****Characteristically A [...]

    10. This book, like many other Asimov books, is classic. It can be considered as early science fiction. Except for a few anomalies like punch cards, Asimov’s imagination and stories fit in well still today. The technological advances humanity has achieved over time do not affect the impact of these stories. When I was reading it, I forgot the fact that these stories were written in 1950s. I think one can still see the possibilities of some of Asimov’s imagined futures even today. Like many other [...]

    11. I was intrigued by the earth setting of these stories from a grandmaster of science fiction. They are really great reads, all of them. They are all very unique and very real, as in, I can imagine them happening in the future. His scenarios are never too far-fetched, just close enough to reality to make us really shiver to think of what it would truly be like. I love it. Good stories.

    12. You forget while reading it that the stories are from the 50s would not seem out of place if written today. I enjoy the sly humor of many of the piecesd recommend that you read "The Election" to see how he thought we'd be voting in 2008. =]

    13. ‘Earth is Room Enough’ is a collection of short stories written by one of the most famous science fiction writers of all time, Isaac Asimov, in the 1950s. The book is remarkably dated. It was written before home computers existed, so the computer technology depicted in the collection consists mainly of gigantic, bookshelf-sized and stadium-sized computers, which operate on vacuum tube circuitry, transistors, and something like Turing tape. The human characters, who are supposed to be living [...]

    14. I read this as part of "The Complete Stories, Volume 1." But I felt I had to review the separate books in that compilation separately because they were so different. That is to say, this one was really bad. I love Isaac Asimov, especially his robot stories, but most of these were just strange. In this book he tries to mix fantasy and religion with his sci-fi, and it does not work well. He also has a hard time ending some of these stories, often reverting to the classic "aliens were secretly cont [...]

    15. SF short stories, a few worthwhile, most pretty forgettable. The most notable of them is "The Dead Past," which involves a machine that can view any scene in the past--a good conceit, but it's crammed into a story about an authoritarian government that controls all scientific research, and the story doesn't develop any of its various ideas enough. Another, "Gimmicks Three" has an amusing take on deals with the devil, but most are too short to develop the premises fully.

    16. What an imagination. Forgot it was written in the 50s. Best: Franchise, Satisfaction Guaranteed and the Last Trump. Superb stories!

    17. Il passato è morto (Romanzo breve, The Dead Past, 1956) di Isaac Asimov Traduzione di Riccardo VallaDure a morire (Racconto, Ideas Die Hard, 1957) di Isaac Asimov Traduzione di Riccardo VallaDiritto di voto (Racconto, Franchise, 1955) di Isaac Asimov Traduzione di Riccardo VallaLa stanza chiusa (Racconto breve, The Brazen Locked Room, 1956) di Isaac Asimov Traduzione di Riccardo VallaSpazio vitale (Racconto, Living Space, 1956) di Isaac Asimov Traduzione di Riccardo VallaIl messaggio (Racc [...]

    18. I owe Isaac Asimov an apology. Having read his Foundations trilogy as a teenager, I mostly thought of him as a stuffy sci-fi writer: one of the old school whose work hasn't aged well.This collection of short stories set me straight. Asimov was actually very broad in his topics. I'm less inclined to see him as a sci-fi writer and more as a rationalist. He would take seemingly absurd stories and place a sense of rationality into them. There are stories here about parallel universes, demons and ang [...]

    19. A very nice collection of short stories, with Mr. Asimov's unique style. It is dated – the computers take up blocks and blocks, and there is mention of slide rules as well. The best one is 'The Watery Place,' but the one that, perhaps, ruins science fiction is 'The Foundation of S. F.' because it takes the mystery out of how it is written.'The Dead Past' – A professor of Ancient History wants to see into the past for his work, bu the bureaucracy is in his way (the government has been trying [...]

    20. I sometimes joke that Isaac Asimov is my intellectual father: although that's not that far from the truth. His essays, pro-reason and pro-science, had a huge influence upon me growing up. He's probably best known for his science fiction novels, but I think his best fiction by far is to be found in his short stories. There are 15 short stories here in this 1957 anthology. Below I name my three favorites:1) "The Dead Past" - This is my favorite Asimov story, not just of the collection, but of any [...]

    21. This collection of short stories ended the period of time I thought well of Science Fiction, which started on that memorable day I read a book of four long short stories, all dealing with humans and humanity in inventive ways. Before that I might have had a low opinion of SciFi or (more likely) none at all, and I'm not sure if that was before observing Fantasy fen (abroad, never really in my home country) and choosing Pratchett over them, or later. I just know that all these many many years, I w [...]

    22. This is a nice little collection of Asimov's short stories from science fiction's Golden Age. The gimmick of the book is that all of these pieces are set on the planet Earth - although with alternate dimensions and the supernatural realm mixed in, that concept gets stretched to its utmost.The stories here range in length from a couple of pages to 40+. Most of them have a central idea or conceit that leads to some level of "gotcha" or "a-ha" moment, much like a punch line. This seems to be typica [...]

    23. Relatos cortos, creados con la más pura ciencia ficción, con fantasía e incluso romanticismo. Esos relatos que te empujan a pensar mucho mas allá de la realidad que vivimos, lanzando preguntas a lo que desconocemos, pero que puede estar latente en nuestro entoro.Los cuentos parecen sencillos, pero con una tremenda carga que te obligan a plantearte situaciones que parecen imposibles, con guiños humorísticos que te hacen incluso reír y luego cuando los desenvuelve con cuidado su autor, te p [...]

    24. Quoi de plus utile qu'un chronoscope pour qui veut réhabiliter les Carthaginois calomniés ? Mais quel péril le sondage temporel fait-il courir à l'humanité ? S'il avait connu la robotique, Sherlock Holmes aurait été obligé de se recyclerLe corps électoral réduit à un seul et unique électeur : c'est le triomphe de la démocratie électroniqueIl était une fois un pauvre petit ordinateur bien courageux et bien malheureux.on/Espace-vital-Michel-Deutsch-Asimov/dp/2702404723

    25. I picked this up wanting to read something for entertainments sake for a change, and wasn't disappointed.Most of the stories all share the same pattern. There is some non-understandable event/description of a forthcoming event in the beginning, and then the characters either learn about or explain that event over the course of the story. Every story ends with a punchline. So there is some similarity between each short story and a joke. The characters are not the center of the story as much as th [...]

    26. Quoi de plus utile qu'un chronoscope pour qui veut réhabiliter les Carthaginois calomniés ? Mais quel péril le sondage temporel fait-il courir à l'humanité ? S'il avait connu la robotique, Sherlock Holmes aurait été obligé de se recyclerLe corps électoral réduit à un seul et unique électeur : c'est le triomphe de la démocratie électroniqueIl était une fois un pauvre petit ordinateur bien courageux et bien malheureux.on/Espace-vital-Michel-Deutsch-Asimov/dp/2702404723

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