Friday, May 2, 2008

** Isaac Asimov's "The Last Question" (short story, science fiction)

An AI is given a rather fundamental problem - figure out a way to reverse entropy without expending energy! Very entertaining.

Collected in.

  1. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Ed)'s "The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF".
  2. David Drake, Jim Baen, & Eric Flint (Ed)'s "The World Turned Upside Down".

Fact sheet.

First published: Science Fiction Quarterly, November, 1956.
Rating: A
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Note: Why is this post so short?