Monday, June 21, 2010

Isaac Asimov

Two witty tales by master sci-fi storyteller Isaac Asimov. Hell dimensions, time travel and robots are on the menu.

"The Last Question" is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It first appeared in the November 1956 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly and was reprinted in the collections Nine Tomorrows (1959), The Best of Isaac Asimov (1973) and Robot Dreams (1986), as well as the retrospective Opus 100 (1969). It is one of a loosely connected series of stories concerning a fictional computer called Multivac. It is possible that the date 2061 was chosen since Isaac Newton predicted that the end of the world would take place no earlier than 2060. ( from )

In a thought-provoking story, Isaac Asimov proposed an answer to the fundamental question - can entropy be reversed?...

Read by Henry Goodman.

"The Last Question"

Where does man's sense of humour come from? Discover the answer in this intriguing story by sci-fi master, Isaac Asimov.

Read by Henry Goodman

A 'Grand Master' asks supercomputer Multivac why jokes exist...

Caves of Steel
By Isaac Asimov, adapted by Bert Coules.
Staring Ed Bishop as New York cop Elijah Baley and Sam Dastor as his robot partner Daneel Olivaw.
Directed by Matthew Walters

Caves of Steel