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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic by the estimable Dr. A.....
Of course this is science fiction and quite notable science fiction at that. But in the hands of Isaac Asimov, it's also a mystery although not in the style of the first three robot novels. Somebody used a psychic probe on an Earthman, wiping out his memory, and dumped him in a small village on the planet, Florina. The woman who takes charge of him and the village's...
Published on 29 May 2003 by Neal C. Reynolds

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for fans
I read this book after the robot novels and the Foundation series, and it is definitely best read when you are already an Asimov fan. If this were the only Asimov book you had read, you would not be able to understand his reputation as a Science Fiction master. I enjoyed it, and it's nice to read something set in between the two great series he wrote, but it's a pretty...
Published on 4 Jun 2004 by S. P. Maxwell


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for fans, 4 Jun 2004
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S. P. Maxwell (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Currents of Space (Paperback)
I read this book after the robot novels and the Foundation series, and it is definitely best read when you are already an Asimov fan. If this were the only Asimov book you had read, you would not be able to understand his reputation as a Science Fiction master. I enjoyed it, and it's nice to read something set in between the two great series he wrote, but it's a pretty workmanlike effort. I recommend it only to those who have finished all his more famous works and fancy exploring the world he created a bit further. In fact, the best thing about this book is the political and social world Asimov creates, especially as it acts as a link in the chain between the robot novels and the time of the Foundation era, being set in a time when Trantor is powerful, but has not yet dominated the whole galaxy. Overall: decent early Asimov, but not for the casual reader.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic by the estimable Dr. A....., 29 May 2003
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Neal C. Reynolds (Indianapolis, Indiana) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Currents of Space (The Empire Novels) (Mass Market Paperback)
Of course this is science fiction and quite notable science fiction at that. But in the hands of Isaac Asimov, it's also a mystery although not in the style of the first three robot novels. Somebody used a psychic probe on an Earthman, wiping out his memory, and dumped him in a small village on the planet, Florina. The woman who takes charge of him and the village's townsman eventually team up as the man begins regaining memory, and all become embroiled in political machinations. We're introduced to the planet Trantor, the center of the Galactic Empire.
While this is the last of the Empire trilogy written by Asimov, it's the earliest in the fictional time sequence, occuring in an era much later than that era covered in the Robot novels.
This is an engaging, tightly written novel with twists which will keep the reader involved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro book, 3 Mar 2013
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This book is a great intro book for space and sciences. I loved it since I was a kid. Great value!
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