The Gods Themselves Author:Isaac Asimov The inter-relationships of three different worlds, the actions of a wide variety of their inhabitants, and the resolution of their common problem form the substance of Isaac Asimov's exciting new book, his first full-length novel in fifteen years. Each of the three cultures, with different values and dramatic contrasts, is personified by one in... more »dividual. On earth, it's the scientist who tries to warn that what seems to be progress may, in reality, end with complete annihilation. On an alien and mysterious planet, it's a unique being that questions the morality of self-preservation at any cost. On the moon, it's a girl who is fantastically intuitive. And each, set against the particular place and time, seems to be an inaudible voice crying in an uncaring wilderness.
How these three people reach the same conclusion independently and against impossible odds; how they fight to combine intelligences; how they are thwarted, balked and hopefully triumphant - these are the elements that go into this tale of the dangers inherent in un-thought-out "advances". Mr. Asimov has created an impressively-imaginative story with a powerful and sensational climax.« less