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  • Isaac Asimov

    Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The reader-selected stories presented here were written prior to 1962 and became US public domain texts when their copyrights expired. (Summary by Gregg...read more

  • Isaac Asimov

    The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin. The scene then moves forward a further 20 years, as Mayor Hardin faces down the domination of the nearby and most powerful Kingdom,...read more

  • Isaac Asimov

    From the writer whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics comes five decades of robot visions-36 landmark stories and essays, plus three rare tales-gathered together in one...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Seleccionámos para si 100 grandes citações sobre sabedoria. Todos sabemos o que é a sabedoria: a capacidade de pensar e agir usando conhecimento, experiência, compreensão, senso comum, e discernimento. A sabedoria tem sido considerada como uma das quatro virtudes cardinais; e como uma virtude, é um hábito ou disposição para realizar a acção com o mais alto grau de adequação em qualquer circunstância. Isto implica uma posse de conhecimento ou a procura do mesmo para o aplicar à circunstância em questão. Isto implica uma compreensão de pessoas, objectos, eventos, situações, e a vontade, bem como a capacidade de aplicar a percepção, julgamento e acção de acordo com a...read more