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FFBB: Favourite Sci-Fi Series - R1 - Robots vs Sprawl
« on: February 22, 2016, 03:36:03 AM »
#9 - Robots by Issac Asimov



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#24 - Sprawl by William Gibson

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Re: FFBB: Favourite Sci-Fi Series - R1 - Robots vs Sprawl
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 03:59:08 PM »
Wow, glad we have the book covers. I didn't know "Sprawl" was Gibson.

What a really hard choice!

"I, Robot", "Caves of Steel", and the one set on Venus. These are probably the best books Aasimov wrote in terms of adventure and interest.

Meanwhile, Gibson, just like Stephenson, was basically inventing how we think of the web and digital worlds from an SF POV.

This is sooooo close to a toss up.

I'm going Aasimov, just for the sake of importance to the genre.
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