Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Creation In Fiction
The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien
The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis
"The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov
The Triumph Of Time by James Blish
"Flight to Forever" by Poul Anderson
Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
"Creation" can mean either just a cosmic beginning or a creative act.
Having linked here to the Asimov story, maybe I should reread it to comment further? However, some comments are possible already.
Themes covered by both Asimov and Anderson
robots (mobile humanoid AIs)
an interstellar empire in a future history
Which does Asimov do better? I would say only the robots - because he specialized in them.