The Gods Themselves

Isaac Asimov
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Not Asimov's best work


This book starts of great. The first part "Against Stupidity" moves at a good pace to keep the reader engrossed. The best part of the book.

The problem starts with the second part "The God's Themselves". Asimov's description of Alien life-forms and Alien sex in painstaking detail is tedious. It never really takes off.

The third part "Contend in Vain" is probably one of the most anti-climactic endings that Asimov has ever written. The plot really drifts off aimlessly at this point. The characters are pretty insipid.

Not the best of Asimov, I'm afraid.