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Great Early Sci-Fi,
This review is from: Pebble in the Sky (Paperback)
This is the first book in Asimov's Empire series written in 1950. Earth has been ravaged by nuclear war and is an outcast among the other 200 million planets of the Empire. (The same universe as in Asimov's classic Foundation trilogy.) Since earth is very poor, the old are 'removed' at 60 so as not to burden the working population. I found this story very enjoyable. Even though it was written 57 years ago Asimov's ability to write a good story makes this book well worth reading today.