It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
This is the first time I have participated in It's Monday for a very long time, but I think it will do me good to recap what I have been reading lately and have a look around at what other people are up to. I haven't heard of a case of curiousity killing the cat yet, so I am going to be curious!
Asimov is one of my more recent discoveries and at the moment I can't get enough of him. By education he was a biochemist, and he is also spkoen of as one of the most prolific writers of all times. His works of fiction come under the banner of hard science fiction, that is, science fiction that is based on real scientific theory or detail.
Nemesis is set in the 23rd century. Man has had to populate the solar system because of overcrowding on Earth, but it is soon discovered that the Earth itself is under threat from the impending approach of the previously unidentified star, Nemesis. The race is on the invent some method of travel that would allow the human race to move out of the solar system in order to save themselves. In the meantime, out on a planet circling the dangerous Nemesis, is a young girl who may hold the key to saving the planet.
Despite its sometimes long and repetive conversations, I am loving this book and absolutely can't put it down. If you are feeling brave and are looking for something a little different, give it a try. If it sounds a bit too much, you could try Asimov's Space Ranger, another great (but much shorter) science fiction novel.
I read this as a child and absolutely loved it. Fortunately, I loved it again as an adult It is one of the sweetest stories I have ever read and would recommend it to everyone.