Nal Asimov s The Bicentennial Man
about a robot that aspires to become human will be familiar to many if not in a robot that aspires to become human will be familiar to many if not in Hugo and Nebula winning short form then in its later incarnations as a novel The Positronic Man r movie Bicentennial Man It s Melody's Key onef Asimov s best and carries punch as a novella than a full length novel Incidentally I hadn t previously appreciated that both the 200 year age and the struggle for freedom f the eponymous Bicentennial robot would have had some additional significance to readers reading the story in the bicentennial year f its A Chance Acquaintance original publication George RR Martin s Meathouse Man is another standout a hope filled talef love and humanity in a bleak and dehumanizing future where the march f progress has not left much room for individual dreams A POWERFUL STORY THAT WILL STAY WITH ME FOR A story that will stay with me for a a whileOverall the hits are freuent than the misses in this collection and they kept me eager to see what was next None f these stories has aged poorly in the thirty five years since they were published and all can still hold their wn with contemporary science fiction ISFDB 262715 OCLC 3085455 Most f these stories are The Wallflower's Revenge of superior uality including the concluding Asimov Highlights include Seeing Harlan Ellison Meathouse Man George R R Martin and The Phantomf Kansas John Varley all f which are incredibly good the inclusion f these stories warrants my four stars The War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 other yar. Ouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats '76 novelette by James Tiptree JrThe Eyeflash Miracles '76 novella by Gene WolfeAn Infinite Summer '76 novelette by Christopher PriestThe Highest Dive '76 story by Jack WilliamsonMeathouse Man '76 no. This is a strong collectionf stories published in 1976 Most are true science fiction as promised by the title but a few f them are fiction as promised by the title but a few f them are described as speculative fiction approaching horror The Psychologist Who Wouldn t Do Awful Things to Rats r magical realism The Eyeflash Miracles due to their mythical monsters and therworldly interventions Whether this is a good thing r not depends n your interests f course Your taste likely won t agree with mine and neither will align with the editor s so this anthology is as much f a mixed bag as most For example there is apparently a substantial audience who can appreciate an alternate history description Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of Plains Indians flying airplanes in the Civil War written in dry scholarly style This explains why Custer s Last Jump has a numberf fans but I can t count myself among them I simply can t imagine how anyone enjoys this story and could barely force myself to finish it Similarly "I Didn T Like The Psychologist Who Wouldn T Do " didn t like The Psychologist Who Wouldn t Do Things to Rats and not just because it made me uncomfortable in the ways it was supposed to But personal taste aside these stories are all masterfully written without exception Whether not I want to read fictional commentary by Mark Twain about Crazy Horse s aeronautical exploits I certainly can t imagine it having been written any betterFor every story that didn t resonate with me there was another that was truly exceptio. ContentsIntroduction essay by Terry CarrI See You '76 story by Damon KnightThe Phantom f
Kansas '76 novelette by John VarleySeeing '76 novelette by Harlan EllisonThe Death f Princes '76 story by Fritz LeiberThe Psychologist '76 novelette by John VarleySeeing '76 novelette by Harlan EllisonThe Death f Princes '76 story by Fritz LeiberThe Psychologist .
Ns are ho hum not really bad just not all that remarkable pri e dobre prevodioca zapaliti I almost gave up n this collection after the first few storiesDamon Knight s I See You was completely unremarkable but then The Phantom The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of Kansas by John Varley was good enough to keep me going Seeing by Harlan Ellison had an interesting premise but I just didn t care much for the story Nor did I like Fritz Leiber s The Deathf Princes I actually really disliked The Psychologist who Wouldn t do Awful things to Rats by James Tiptree Jr I came very close to dumping the book then But next up was The Eyeflash Miracles by Gene Wolfe This was by far the best thing I ve ever read by Wolfe This was followed by a bunch Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of good stories An Infinite Summer by Christopher Priest The Highest Dive by Jack Williamson Meathouse Man by George R R Martin Custer s Last Jump by Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop and The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov This book was published in 1977 and shows its age a bit The stories seem rather long to me now and I think it s becausef
Shifts In The Modern Style in the modern style s Last Jump for example would have been my favorite story probably if it had ended about halfway through As it was I think Meathouse Man was my favorite followed closely by the Infinite Summer Verhalen ver zienvisieogen met meer dan een tintje surrealisme Nogal fatalistisch dramatisch En luguber Je wordt er echt niet vrolijk van. Velette by George RR MartinCuster's Last Jump '76 novelette by Steven Utley and Howard WaldropThe Bicentennial Man '76 novelette by Isaac AsimovRecommended Reading essay by Terry CarrThe Science Fiction Year essay by Charles N Brow. .
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Nal Asimov s The Bicentennial Man