|Hardcover, 204 pages|
Acquired March 2007
Read December 2007
by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
This is another of those Asimov books I loaned off six years ago and never got back. Like Nightfall and The Ugly Little Boy, this is Silverberg expanding an Asimov short story into a novel, and this is the most successful of the lot. Unlike Nightfall, where the extra bits felt extraneous, Silverberg's expansions onto the already-excellent "The Bicentennial Man" just make a good story even better, providing detail where Asimov skimped-- it is, after all, a story that has to cover two centuries! One of my favorite Asimov stories, and it was even made into a decent Asimov movie.