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The Last Question Answered

Well, upon my wonderings today i came across this, a short story by Isaac Asimov.

The Last Question

For a short story, (about 20min - 1 hour read) i found it was pretty good. Most of us are familiar with Isaac Asimov for his three robotic laws. For any sci-fi fan, this is a must read. Im now looking into some more of his writings.

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Kiteman

9 years ago

More "last questions":

  • I wonder what that mushroom tastes like?
  • What happens when I stir these together?
  • What lives in this cave?
  • Is that wire live?
  • What does this button do?
  • Is it loaded?
  • How long can I hold my breath?
  • Does it bite?

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

"What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?" especially if you ask Adrian :-)

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

(Andy just revived this topic, and I saw this post and thought... I wonder how many members remember Adrian...?)

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

I do!! What a jerk. Sheesh. Good thing Adrian's not around anymore. I couldn't stand that user. 

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Doctor WhatLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

 I was happy when I heard she left.  Adrian Monk annoyed the heck out of me.

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gmjhoweDoctor What

Reply 8 years ago

Dispite her many many downfalls, she did have some great points like....erm ...
you know she was always great at... that thing.... where...

Well either way, theres that new Sodium Snow chick hanging around now...

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Doctor Whatgmjhowe

Reply 8 years ago

 I'm not sure about that Selenium Sleet girl.  She's a little fishy.  Like she has a hidden identity.

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Lithium RainDoctor What

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, it's pretty weird. Almost as though she knew more than she told. Not as bad as Adrian though.

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gmjhowekelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

I think that she is trying to maintain some standards around here, while also infusing everyone with ~~an addiction~~ a longing for Okra.

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

And there's always the converse question....What's a girl like you doing in a nice place like this? >ba-da-bing<

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lemonie

8 years ago

I spent over a million quid today....
Have you read any of HG Welles short stories?

L

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AndyGadget

8 years ago

I just saw your post in the related items.
HERE'S my take on The Last Question.

Asimov is well worth reading.  I love well-written short SF stories and Asimov's Robot stories are some of the best. 

For an epic read, get hold of the 'Foundation' series.  Takes a while to get established as I'm sure it was only meant to be one story to start with, but well worth it.

I watched the film 'I Robot' again last night.  OK, it's been given the Hollywood treatment, but the overall premise is surprisingly close to the spirit of the Foundation books. 

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whatsisface

9 years ago

Ooh, I'll see if stanza has it and download it asap.

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whatsisfacegmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, but stanza is the app I use for reading books on my ipod touch. It has online libraries which come pre-formatted for it.

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whatsisfacegmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Sweet! Do you have Jellycar? It's my favourite app so far :D

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gmjhowewhatsisface

Reply 9 years ago

Yes i do! i love it, also check out - Venger, and Space Deadbeef Both great flying shooting space ship games. Venger do a 'lite' version, and S.DB is free.

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

Shall read!

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Kiteman

9 years ago

I couldn't resist archiving that story as a PDF. (I added the URL to the footer to credit its source).

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gmjhoweNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

Oh, i kno he did alot more than sci-fi, i just thought this is a great story for any sci-fi fan. Plus this thinking was way ahead of its time - especially with all the eco stuff nowadays.