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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) or his writings, especially science fiction.


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Asimov +‎ -ian


  • I would probably have added the word "Asimovian" to describe my style, and I'm not the only one.

    [IRTF] Two Reviews and Hour of the Wolf

  • But it was awful in exactly the Asimovian way you intended, and so it was wonderful.

    BRAINS • by Karel Smolders

  • And if I can suggest three totally non-Asimovian robots that made major ballots:

    MIND MELD: What Are The Coolest Robots in Science Fiction?

  • But as a unreconstructed Asimovian and a good Suvinian I worry about the consequences of an ideology in which science and military [...] ‘Avatar’ and the War of Genres « Gerry Canavan

    Foundations « Gerry Canavan

  • Williams has created an interesting, post-human/post-singularity world, albeit one where 'true' A.I. hasn't occurred because all computers powerful enough to host an A.I. have 'Asimovian Protocols' in place to prevent them from evolving into sentience.

    REVIEW: Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams

  • Or even if you only recognise 'Asimovian protocols' because you know who Asimov is.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Implied Spaces - Walter Jon Williams

  • Did I ever imagine that, within my own lifetime rather than in some far-off Asimovian future, it would be possible to buy a personal supercomputer?

    What I Really Want for Christmas

  • This story fits smack dab in what is now the Asimovian tradition of robot stories, with robots having psychology that needs attending to essentially puzzles that need solving.

    Golden Age Adventures

  • The characterization is necessarily light in such a panoramic tale spread among numerous worlds and beings, but Anderson succeeds in conveying some Asimovian and Herbertian space-opera thrills.

    New Race

  • John Sladek is my poster child for a forgotten writer; he did the best satires of the Asimovian robots (and, by extension, the overly-technological, highly-regulated default future of mid-century SF), and was one of the very funniest writers in the field, but his work is mostly out of print and forgotten.

    INTERVIEW: Andrew Wheeler


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