GODS THEMSELVES


GODS THEMSELVES

ISAAC ASIMOV    Book Number: 85340    Product format: Paperback

Born in Russia and raised in the USA, Isaac Asimov (1920-92) wrote more than 400 books, won six Hugos, two Nebulas and many other awards. Here his 'single finest creation' was the winner of both those awards, and here is presented in a smart Gollancz SF Masterwork yellow paperback with an introduction by Ken MacLeod. In the year 2100, the invention of the Electron Pump, an apparently inexhaustible supply of free energy, has enabled humanity to break free of the Earth and established a foothold in the wider solar system. But the Electron Pump works by exchanging materials with a parallel universe, and such unbalancing of the cosmos has consequences. Now the race is on to prevent a vast nuclear explosion in the heart of the Sun, and the vaporisation of the Earth exactly eight minutes later. This could be nothing less than the end of humanity. Limited knowledge, limited stakes, and the denial of the dangers of a bounteous but possibly lethal source of energy - does this all begin to sound familiar? Next, the aliens and the switch to their point of view isn't in itself jarring. They have sex by ecstatic merging and their three sexes and their genders are questioned. Set on the Moon, Asimov writes more about human sex and sexual attraction than he does anywhere else in his fiction. First published in 1972, new paperback reprint, 269pp.
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ISBN 9780575129054
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