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Nine Tomorrows: Tales of the Near Future (1959)

by Isaac Asimov

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Amusingly dated but entirely relevant stories that explore the human condition through science fiction. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
I'd have to reread other collections by Asimov to see if they hold up, but this wasn't actually as wonderful as I'd remembered & hoped. There were no Robot stories. Many of the stories were about Multivac and other huge computers - the good doctor was def. in a certain post-WWII frame of mind.

Most notably this is the collection that contains the story that became the novel [b:The Ugly Little Boy|195450|The Ugly Little Boy|Isaac Asimov|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1266493683s/195450.jpg|1504942]. Now I've got to say, I have read them both before. And I still don't recall what the novel has that the story doesn't. The story makes its point powerfully & gracefully, thank you very much. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I enjoyed this early collection of Asimov stories. I especially liked the stories about the supercomputer Multivac and the story "The Ugly Little Boy" about a lost boy far from home. ( )
  krin5292 | Nov 30, 2014 |
Good stories though some have not aged well. ( )
  michael.confoy.tamu | May 18, 2014 |
Has "The Last Question" in, one of the greatest science fiction short stories ever. ( )
  mumfie | Feb 6, 2011 |
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Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he plumbs the memories of his first, and perhaps only, love and of his daughter, lost to a kind of madness that Cleave can't understand. When his acting career is suddenly revived with a movie role portraying a man who may not be who he says he is, his young leading lady gives him the opportunity to see with clarity the chasm that yawns between doing something and the recollection of what was done.… (more)

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