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Nemesis by Isaac Asimov
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Nemesis (original 1989; edition 1990)

by Isaac Asimov (Author)

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"A totally new and original work that stretches his talents to their fullest . . . welcome back, champ!"--The Detroit News In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth: a star named Nemesis.   Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth's people--but she is prevented from warning them. Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well.  And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as--drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star--they hurtle toward certain disaster.… (more)
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  revirier | Dec 13, 2021 |
Expected more from Asimov. Ended up being a bit cinematic, though it had some entertaining bits to it. ( )
  yamanoor | Sep 19, 2021 |
A bit disappointing, to be honest. I went in with sky-high expectations, I adore Asimov and this is the 20th book of his I've read so I know his style pretty well. A lot of the fundamentals are here; small cast, big ideas and stakes, a ton of exposition and scientific explanations, but it doesn't quite come together as his other books did. In addition, I may have been spoiled by the Three Body Problem and the Expanse - in terms of human exploration into space, colonization of planets, scientific discovery, global threats, etc. those have really set the bar and it feels low here.

I still enjoyed reading it and am glad I did, but compared to the Foundation/Robots/Empire series of his, along with The Gods Themselves and the End of Eternity, it's easily among his weakest. ( )
  hskey | Sep 15, 2021 |
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Nemesis is also written in Asimov's traditional plain style. Descriptions of people and places are perfunctory. It is astounding that a 364-page gas giant of a novel leaves you with so little idea what its main characters are actually like.

Compared with what Philip K. Dick was doing in the '60s this is unimaginative stuff.
added by andyl | editThe Guardian, Jack Schofield (Oct 12, 1989)
 

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"A totally new and original work that stretches his talents to their fullest . . . welcome back, champ!"--The Detroit News In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth: a star named Nemesis.   Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth's people--but she is prevented from warning them. Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well.  And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as--drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star--they hurtle toward certain disaster.

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