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Asimov story

Discussion in 'English' started by m51m, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. m51m

    m51m New commenter

    Does anyone else remember a short story by Isaac Asimov called The Fun They Had? I remember reading it with a Y5 class back in the eighties. Oh how we laughed at the idea of children not going to school but doing their lessons on their own on a computer at home!
     
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  2. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

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  3. Lidnod

    Lidnod Senior commenter

    There is an Edward Blishen short story called Inside where a group are cooped up in a house. The idea is that some are aliens who can adopt a human appearance and the way to tell if they are not human is the way they react to the monotony of confinement.
     
  4. Lidnod

    Lidnod Senior commenter

    Woke in the middle of the night, thinking Outside not inside.
     
  5. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Yes! Thanks so much for reminding me of this...
     
  6. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    There is another Asimov story, about a future society where everyone had teleporters built into their front door. As a result, nobody ever went outside. Anyone remember what that one is called?
     
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  7. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    Maybe "It's Such a Beautiful Day"?
     
  8. ogover

    ogover New commenter

    E M Forster's The Machine Stops covers very similar ground.
     
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  9. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Senior commenter

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