From Chicago 1949 to thousands of years into the future! A great read! The characters are very likeable and memorable. The storyline is exciting and keeps you hooked! I highly recommend this book!
last book of the Galactic Empire Novels....a great classic in science fiction.
Before "Foundation"...there was EMPIRE!
Isaac Asimov is a grand master of science fiction, and the Empire books are the spectacular prelude to his classic "Foundation" series. In this epic trilogy Asimov traces humankind's first halting steps towards civilizing the vast and treacherous emptiness of the galaxy. Pebble in the Sky is book #1
Slow moving but not bad for Asimov's first novel.
While Pebble in the Sky is Book 3 in the Galactic Empire series, it can be read as a stand alone, just as the other two books in the same series.
Overall, Isaac Asimov followed the same story arc as in the other two Galactic Empire series: Some crazy scientist with some odd gadgetry, young male hero that magically puts all the pieces together, desperate female that alternately needs rescuing or bedding. While a fun listen, it wasnt anything shining. The space opera action was fun, the synapsifier was interesting, the characters one dimensional, the 3 female characters were wives or love interest. In fact, every time a woman walked on scene, everyones IQ dropped to 80. Woman walks out of the scene, and the IQs come back up to about normal. Sigh. Can I blame it on the 1950s?