Monday, May 23, 2005

Sci Fi and guinea pigs.

So it's another monday.

I got to clean out the guinea pig cage again today. What a mess...Maybe during the summer I should look into letting them stay in hutches outside like rabbits. I hear that's okay...but I'd have to get hutches. We'll see.

But that wouldn't solve the same problem in the winter.

so i guess it's just learn to deal with it.

You know what? I still haven't seen Star Wars Episode III.

What does that have to do with guinea pigs? NOTHING. But I that's just the way my mind works.

I think what I really want to do is get all 6 on dvd and watch all from episode I to episode VI
I really don't care about the big screen thing and all. I know there are those folks out there that say it's not the same unless it's on the big screen. But Star Wars was never my thing. I like it but I'm not a fanatic.

I want all the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy books on that I'll be a fanatic over.

I also really like the Dr. Who series... mainly the 4th doctor Tom Baker I believe...the one with the hat and long scarf...he was funny. So for those of you that didn't recognize the graphic at the top of this entry it is the tardis control panel.

Okay so i like Sci-Fi.

As a matter of fact I'm in the middle of reading all of Isaac Asimov's robot/empire/foundation books. Great books. It's weird he wrote these all out of order but they maintain a timeline link.
I'm reading them in an odd order as well. You could read them in order of the time line from Robots to the Foundation series. And that's kinda what I'm doing. But I started with the combo book I, Robot / Foundation. Well this was an interesting place to start with I, Robot the robot series was beginning. The struggles of mankind creating and getting used to the ideas of robots along with the 3 laws of robotics:

  1. Robots must never harm human beings or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. Robots must follow instructions from humans without violating rule 1.
  3. Robots must protect themselves without violating the other rules.
So that is the beginnning of robots...the really neat things about these books is not necessarily sci-fi about robots but the mystery of how they interact using the 3 laws. The robots book I've read are:
  • The Complete Robot (1982) (contains I, Robot & The Rest of the Robots)
  • I, Robot (1950)
  • The Rest of the Robots (1964)
  • Nemesis (1989) Not really a robot book but within the timeline.

As the robots are created to be more and more human like the books move into the Empire series...I haven't got there yet.

Now jumping ahead the Galactic Empire is crumbling and Hari Seldon is creating Psychohistory to "predict" the future of mankind. Psychohistory is mathematics gone further. So to prevent the fall of mankind Hari creates the foundation. Now I've read
  • Prelude to Foundation (1988)
  • "Foundation's Fear" Gregory Benford
  • Forward the Foundation (1993)
  • Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear
  • Foundation (1951)
  • Foundation and Empire (1952)
  • Second Foundation (1953)
As you can see some other authors created some more foundation books...right now I'm reading Foundation's Triumph by David Brin these other Authors are writing stories about Hari Seldon and the creation of the foundation. After I read this book the next will be one of the robot books.
The Caves of Steel...then after that back to foundation series with Foundation's Edge. So back and forth I go reading Isaac Asimov. That man could write.

So what are you reading?

btw, I started reading Asimov after I read all, and I mean ALL the books By Stephen King...He needs to write more. :)

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