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The Gods Themselves

11 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Isaac Asimov

   Only a few know the terrifying truth--an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun.  They know the truth--but who will … see full wiki

Author: Isaac Asimov
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Spectra
Date Published: September 4, 1990
5 reviews about The Gods Themselves
review by . February 22, 2011
It's rough to take the position that an award winning novel by one of the most respected science fiction authors is tough to read because of its slow pace, but that is how I would describe The Gods Themselves. It's a novel in three acts that takes place on the earth, on the moon, and in an alternate universe. The science in the book is fascinating and there are some worthwhile characters, but some of the writing makes certain sections a slog and makes the book feel uneven.    The …
review by . February 26, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The soft ones are one of the coolest alien species I have read of in over 30 years of science fiction reading. They are truly alien, and the nature of the existence and civilation is a well written mystery. The last chapter is only average Asimov, but the aliens make this book a masterpiece. Also note that this book is about as sexy as Asimov ever gets...
review by . February 20, 2011
To elevate a work of science fiction from mere novel to literary masterwork is an achievement to which few authors can lay claim. Asimov is one of those authors and "The Gods Themselves" is one of those rare classics. Asimov has expertly blended visionary and imaginative yet credible hard science with a softer side of science fiction that includes an exciting story line, both human and alien characters that are so much more than cardboard cut-outs and a thoughtful exploration of the world …
Quick Tip by . February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Perhaps one of Asimov's best; his aliens living in a different dimensional world than our own are truly novel. Been quite a while since I re-read this one.
Quick Tip by . February 20, 2011
Asimov has expertly blended visionary and imaginative yet credible hard science with a softer side of science fiction that includes an exciting story line, both human and alien characters that are so much more than cardboard cut-outs and a thoughtful exploration of the world in which he has placed his story.  A sci-fi title worthy of the moniker "classic"
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