... Though Pebble In The Sky, his first published novel, is set on Earth, it defies convention by portraying the birthplace of humankind as something of a pariah-planet amongst millions of worlds and riddled with radioactivity as a symbol of the damage caused by man.
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Fluent and enjoyable read, characters explored better than in Foundation, clever view of the future
Characters linguistics are dated as are elements of the science, tricky to attain these days
"...all, Earth is but a pebble in the sky.”
It's a running theme in a great deal of Asimov's novels – a refreshing view of a galaxy that does not centre around Earth and a writing-style that is not necessarily shackled to the sole portrayal of our own planet's (usually dominant) position in humankind. Though Pebble In The Sky, his first published novel, is set on Earth, it defies convention by portraying the birthplace of humankind as something of ..."
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"Pebble in the Sky is the first full novel written by Isaac Asimov and fits into the Galactic Empire universe that he invented.
If you know of the chronology involved from the near future of the creation of the positronic brain to the establishment of Gaia/Galaxia, Pebble in the Sky is set when Earth has become radioactive, and Trantor is the heart of the empire.
The story revolces around Joseph Schwartz, and innocent member of the public, who ..."
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The first novel of the Galactic Empire, the period between our own time and the universe of Asimov's "Foundation" series. This novel places an ordinary man in the path of little-understood phenomena being investigated at the Chicago Institute for Nuclear Research.