The Gods Themselves by IsaacAsimov
Winner of the Hugo Award and Nebula Award.Features:* Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping PricesHaving read a lot of science fiction over the years, and being a big fan ofIsaac Asimov, I cant for the life of me imagine how I neglected to read thismasterpiece. Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, in my opinion,this is Asimovs best work and one of the finest science fiction works Iveencountered.The book is written in three distinct parts, seperated by location, thoughthe time frame is more or less contemporaneous (circa 2070). The firstsection of the novel sets the stage and takes place on Earth. Throughcontact with a parallel universe, with radically different physical laws, asource of free and plentiful energy is discovered, a revolutionarydevelopment for human society. However, there is no such thing as a freelunch, and the remainder of the novel deals with complications arising fromthe ensuing Electron Pump.The second part of the novel is simply mind blowing. In it, Asimov hascreated an alien culture (beings occupying the aforementioined paralleluniverse) that is so fascinating and complex as to be well deserving of theawards which this novel has garnered. Were this 50-75 page chapterreleased as a short story, it would be deserving of the title, Best ScienceFiction Short Story Ever Written. The last two pages of the chapter containtwo different, shocking plot twists that will literally cause goose bumps.Finally, the third chapter of the story results in an elegant resolution of thecrisis presented in the first two. Set on the Moon, Asimov creates a lunarcolony, that while not entirely original, has aspects Ive not seen before.