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1972. 288 pages. White dust jacket with multi-coloured lettering with green spine over yellow cloth.Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks with dog-eared corners.Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces.Unclipped jacket with tanning along spine. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with noticeable rubbing, tanning, creasing and wear over surfaces. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 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 listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy--but who will believe? These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth's survival.
From the Paperback edition.
Rezension: For 14 years of a career stretching from 1939 to his death in 1992, Isaac Asimov wrote little SF and instead produced popular non-fiction in enormous quantities. The Gods Themselves (1972) was his "comeback" SF novel, welcomed by both Hugo and Nebula awards.
It opens in the world of Big Science that Asimov knew well, full of in-fighting and the race to publish first. The Inter-Universe Electron Pump sucks unlimited energy from nothing, making all power stations obsolete and bringing a new golden age. No one--especially not the scientist who got the credit--wants to listen to the doomsayer Lamont who calculates that the pump's side effects may detonate the Sun. Worse, there's no kudos for him: "And no one on Earth will live to know I was right".
Part two moves to the dying parallel universe whose hyper-intelligent aliens actually invented the pump and don't care what happens to our Sun. Asimov cleverly focuses on three immature aliens whose intelligence is less daunting and who slowly learn--with very different personal reactions--about their race's weird analogue of sex, about the pump's moral implications, and eventually about the unexpected meaning of maturity. These are the most original, engaging aliens Asimov ever created.
Part three is set in a carefully worked-out Moon colony and grapples with the "para-physics" of inter-universe loopholes. Can a politically acceptable replacement for the pump be developed? Solid, workmanlike SF with far more talk than action: one of Asimov's rare standalone novels. --David Langford
Titel: The Gods Themselves.
Buchbeschreibung Panther, 1973. Paperback. | A Format (7" x 4½"). 252pp. | For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. Top edges of text block dusty/spotted, lightly similar to leading edge. An acceptable reading copy only. Artikel-Nr. 143037
Buchbeschreibung NY Doubleday (1972)., 1972. VG. BCE edition. Artikel-Nr. 006985
Buchbeschreibung Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 1972. 288 pages. Ex-library with the usual stamps but the inserts have been removed, thus there are marks on the end papers|paste downs. Clean pages with no markings or annotations.The front end paper is missing. Both hinges are cracked thus the boards are slack, but the rest of the binding remains firm.Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners. Moderate creasing and edge wear to the dust jacket, with some loss to the edges, mainly around the spine.The DJ has a plastic slip cover. Final reduction, get it while you can!!. book. Artikel-Nr. 1381228466CEB