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Share Nemesis, written inis a stand-alone science-fiction novel written by Isaac Asimov. Interestingly, the book is written in two threads: Both threads are set in the 23rd century. Summary This article, Nemesis, contains spoilers. Asimov says you decide.
Humanity has settled part of the Solar System through movable space stations called "Settlements". One such Settlement, Rotor, is successfully able to use "hyperassistance". For varying reasons, the commissioner decides to move Rotor to Nemesis. There they find an enormous gas giant they term Megas.
One of its moons is an Earth-sized satellite with an atmosphere and oceans of water -- but no intelligent life detectable beyond the prokaryote stage, or simple one-celled life without a nucleus. Back on Earth, Eugenia has left behind a husband who wants to be reunited with she and their daughter Marlene.
The reader will note that this is different from the derivation of hyperspace in the Foundation metaseries, as revealed in stories like The Little Lost Robot. Their plans will come into fruition when the Superluminal is built. This is thread "2", set in the past, and as the book wears on thread 2 will catch up with and its story will catch up with thread one.
One of the main characters is the daughter of Eugenia -- and her name is Marlene. Marlene exhibits the ability to read body language and determine what they may be thinking or feeling.
Marlene feels strangely drawn to the planet, and eventually helps Rotor realize that the mass of prokaryotic biomatter occupying the planet is not simple life, but rather constitutes a single planet-wide conscious lifeform.Isaac Asimov (/ ˈ æ z ɪ m ɒ v /; c.
Asimov's tendency to contort his timelines is perhaps most apparent in his later novel Nemesis, in which one group of characters lives in the "present" and another group starts in the "past", beginning 15 years earlier and gradually moving toward the time period of the first group.
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Nemesis by Isaac Asimov 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.4/4(16). Introduction Though perhaps best known throughout the world for his science fiction, Isaac Asimov was also regarded as one of the great explainers of science.
Fortunately, Nemesis is better: It is easily read, the characters are often wonderful, the science is at once both believable and interesting, and even Asimov's trademark conversations have a different degree of humour to them.
Nemesis by Isaac Asimov. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, pp. $ A reviewer naturally wants to say only nice things about Isaac Asimov's Nemesis, if only to encourage its author to write more original works like it and to stop devoting his energies to endless sequels.