Our journey down the Asimovian outlined of a future takes a second bus perfected stop at “The Naked Sun”, the second book of the Robot Series portion of the Robots/Foundation/Empire saga. Having demonstrated that “Science Fiction Crime Drama” as a cross-genre is possible, Isaac Asimov set out to write (arguably) the best one ever- while simultaneously launching us from Earth into the depths of his growing cosmos. Continue reading
So, I’ve begun rereading what is alternatively called the “extended Foundation series”or “the extended Robot series” by Isaac Asimov. It’s a long series with a number of twists and turns, so I’m going to start from where it begins. Sort of. According to some people. Jehosaphat, this is going to take some explaining.
“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.” -David Bowie
While it is not a requirement for science fictions writers to be a fan of David Bowie, but in my experience you will find few that are not. His affect on popular culture and popular music are without question, but what he brought to them, over and over again, were science fictions themes, and the idea of thinking beyond the blue orb we live on.