A commenter on the book list post recommended I, Robot. I’ve been a huge fan of Isaac Asimov’s non-fiction books and I always enjoyed seeing him on talk shows. My first encounter with Asimov was Adding a Dimension, a sort of idiot’s guide to difficult science. Asimov had a way of explaining science so as to make it easily understandable and fun. So, of course I expected that I would love his fiction as well but what little I’ve read was not to my liking at all.
I loved the rather beautiful, nearly plotless movie, based on Asimov’s story, Nightfall but when I read the book I was highly disappointed. And I’m sure I’ve read one other of his books but I can’t remember what it was so maybe I only started reading it but I do remember being disappointed that this author whose non-fiction I already liked a lot did nothing for me in the fiction area. I did see the movie I, Robot and liked it and thought I really should read the book but based on past experiences I expect to be disappointed again so I’ve put it off.
Here’s a long list of Asimov quotes for your enlightenment and entertainment.