By L. David Allen
- Pebble within the Sky
- The Stars, Like Dust
- The Currents of Space
- The finish of Eternity
- The Gods Themselves
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The Currents of Space, then, is quite packed with details that have some interest in themselves but which also lock together to explore two societies, with a hint of a third, and their relationships. At times, the action seems a bit melodramatic, but it builds suspense and keeps the reader moving through the novel. The Currents of Space is, indeed, one of Asimov's best early novels. THE END OF ETERNITY 1955 The End of Eternity cannot be said to be one of Asimov's better works of fiction. The story does not flow as easily as it does in many of his other works.
The problem that Ludigan Abel faces is that he must work to bring Sark into the Empire slowly, but also to make sure that he and, through him, the Empire do nothing that would alienate other worlds or set back the course of expansion. Thus, he must maneuver carefully when he is asked to assist in recovering the missing Spatio-analyst. To make unsubstantiated claims, as Junz is prone to do, is, naturally, out of the question. Even when he is in possession of most of the available information, Abel feels the need to move cautiously; however, when he is pushed into action by undisciplined statements made by Junz, he takes control and forces the situation to an intermediate conclusion.
When she discovers that there are possible stowaways from Florina on the spaceship, she momentarily becomes less irritable. She is very interested in Florina. com indicates to him that Rik and Lona are on Samia's spaceship, which has already left for Sark. At this point, the Squire of Fife, the most important individual on Sark, is introduced into the story as he awaits a conference with the other four Great Squires. A flashback shows a similar meeting a year earlier, when a blackmail message had been received; this threat is linked to the Spatio-analyst who had just disappeared, and Trantor is suspected of setting up both the disappearance and the threat.
Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Other Works by L. David Allen