Sun Shines Bright

Sun Shines Bright

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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0246120436
  • 9780246120434

Review Text

An Asimov miscellany: 17 erratic pieces reprinted from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1979-80, on over-familiar topics ranging from astronomy and physics to medieval weaponry, biology, and human nature. Some of the essays are passable enough, if superficial: sunspots and the "Maunder minimum"; solar neutrinos and Davis' experiments; the English longbow; Leo Szilard, neutrons, and nuclear bombs; Cyril Burt and scientific self-delusion. Others are unfocused and largely inane (moon, tides, and angular momentum; clones as sources of surgical spare parts) - or Asimov at his rambling and self-indulgent worst: a retort to a "nitpicking critic," an (already dated) update on the planets, discursions on urban population growth and on human nature. A very mixed, often noisy bunch, with little appeal to any but ardent Asimov admirers. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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