Isaac Asimov Essays
On the Novum and the Dangers of Humanity’s Pursuit of Scientific Advancement
The concept of the novum is a central theme to science fiction as a whole. It represents something new and different from the world as we know it. The novum usually functions as the impetus to the science fiction story, guiding the motivations of...
Robot Discourse: Tik-Tok as a Response to I, Robot College
In publishing I, Robot, Isaac Asimov inadvertently defined — and arguably, had a very large hand in creating — the science fiction subgenre of robot and/or artificial intelligence science fiction. In doing so, Asimov also gave voice to rising...