Isaac Asimov | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by George Merrill

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Critical Essay by George Merrill

The continuing popularity of Asimov's earlier novels should guarantee an audience for [The Gods Themselves]…. The story of earth's demands on its dwindling energy reserves is told in three tenuously linked segments…. The plot, which can almost be read as three short stories, reflects the contemporary search for an energy source free from dangerous side effects and demonstrates that self-serving convenience can be an overwhelming argument against probable consequences. Although this runs counter to the "new wave" in science fiction, it will no doubt be welcomed by YA's who want accurate science, an intriguing hypothesis drawn from a modern dilemma, well-detailed imaginary worlds to explore and even a dash of romance.

George Merrill, in his review of "The Gods Themselves," in School Library Journal, an appendix to Library Journal (reprinted...

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