Daily Ramble 112: My Year in Asimov
I’ve successfully accomplished a number of goals this year and one of them is that I read through at least 48 books this year. I’ve actually read 51 so far and I just finished what will be my last book by Isaac Asimov for 2017. On the whole, I read 7 Asimov books – all 5 of his Robot series and 2 of 3 from his Empire series – and they’ve all rated as B- or higher, with an average rating of just under a B+. I actually recall reading some of the stories previously such as the first 4 of his Robot novels, but the other 3 stories are completely new for me. With that said, I read those Robot books back during college so this was definitely a fresh read. With B- and higher ratings, I’m happy to say I enjoyed the books and will have to admit that these books from 1950–1985 hold up well. Sure, there are things we’ve learned about space and robotics since these novels came out but the concepts they cover and the way the stories are told are still relevant today. I’d recommend any of them to someone who hasn’t read them before.