Archive for the ‘Isaac Asimov’ Category

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent

Friday, September 9th, 2011
protester and fire

“It seems,” said Sutt, “that we have no choice but to allow Anacreon to establish military bases on Terminus.”

I agree with you there,” replied Hardin, “but what do we do toward kicking them off again at the first opportunity?”

Yate Fulham’s mustache twitched. “That sounds as if you…”

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You can prove anything you want by coldly logical reason – if you pick the proper postulates

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
steampunk robot ring

“Then let’s get at those postulates in a hurry. The storm’s due tomorrow.”

Powell sighed wearily. “That’s where everything falls down. Postulates are based on assumption and adhered to by faith. Nothing in the Universe…”

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A fire eater must eat fire even if he has to kindle it himself

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
fire eater

“Are you going to wear me down with your worries all your life? If he doesn’t, he won’t.”

Lee frowned and shook his head slowly. “If this thing flops, we’re in another mess. Without Seldon’s backing for what…”

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