Discussion Notes: The Last Question
Find this week’s story here: The Last Question by Isaac Asimov.
Next week’s story: Herding Vegetable Sheep by Ekaterina Sedia.
This week our hosts discuss The Last Question by Isaac Asimov. From the beginning, Rammy and Anais loved this story and could hardly contain their excitement. Gerald started lukewarm and slowly grew to love the story as well, particularly for the subtle and clever ways that humans the Mulivac evolve over time. Meanwhile Maya could concede that the story’s twist ending was satisfying, but the lack of deep characterizations were not. Bad news for Maya, however, as Anais’s love of the story and Asimov’s ideas means that she’ll try to get more Asimov on the show. Poor Maya!
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