The last computer ever built finds an answer to the last question ever asked.
This is Asimov’s best piece of short fiction, hands down. He thought so, and a lot of people agree, myself included. The story moves through a series of visions of humanity’s future, reasonable and ever expanding until the end, which comes with a literal wallop both terse and mind-blowing. This is a story with deep and important implications, I think, and one of the great classics of science fiction.
|The Best of Isaac Asimov|
|The Future In Question|
|The Edge of Tomorrow|
|The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov|
|Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 18, 1956|
|The Asimov Chronicles|
|Cosmic Critiques: How and Why Ten Science Fiction Stories Work|
|Complete Stories, The, Vol. 1|
|It’s Been a Good Life|