Feb 242012
 

I’m on my way to Carinthia again. Until I left work, I had exactly zero images for today, thus I left some minutes earlier than usual, and in the end I had a handful to choose from.

In the meantime I have finished Asimov’s “The Currents of Space” and I’ve learned that his own chronology from the foreword to “Prelude to Foundation” is wrong: “The Currents of Space” is really the second “Empire” novel, “The Stars like Dust” is the chronologically first. Oh well, thankfully and in contrast to the Elijah Baley novels, the order in “Empire” seems to be not so important.

By the way, I’m on the train and we just cross the eastern alpine ridge. As so often there is an incredible sunset outside and not being able to make photographs is really, really irritating to say the least 😀

The Song of the Day is “Li Ma Weesu (As In A Mirror)” from Youssou N’Dour’s 2002 album “Nothing’s In Vain”. Hear it on YouTube.

  8 Responses to “1956 – As In A Mirror”

  1. Elijah Baley? How many novels were there? I’ve read “Caves of Steel” and know of one other (though the title escapes me). Haven’t read any Asimov since my teens or 20s…many years ago. Sigh…

    • Four. Three of them with Elijah as the main character (“Caves of Steel”, “The Naked Sun” and “The Robots of Dawn”) and one, “Robots and Empire”, where the story is brought to an end.

      The latter two were written 30 years later, 1983 and 1984, and I guess that’s the reason they escaped you.

  2. Very nice reflection also if one isn’t an fan of technology like me.

  3. Beautiful image! The train must have just been washed, lol.

    Why can’t you just put your camera to the window and shoot that wonderful sunset?

  4. Ah yeah, the old Asimov novels. Absolutely favorite reading food a couple (ahem…) of years back. Maybe I should go for a trip down memory lane.

    Elijah Baley only rings a very remote bell. Need to investigate.

    Nice reflections, I wonder how much time you spent cleaning that one up. And only 44 days to go… 😉

    • This is pretty much out of the camera. a tiny bit of perspective correction and a little more contrast/saturation, but that’s it. Maybe ten minutes.

  5. According to Wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov#Foundation-Zyklus there is an other first book of the foundation novels: “Pebble in the sky”.

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