The Gods Themselves - Isaac Asimov

The Gods Themselves

By Isaac Asimov

  • Release Date: 1990-09-04
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4
From 129 Ratings


In the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens. But even free energy has a price. The transference process itself will eventually lead to the destruction of the Earth's Sun—and of Earth itself.

Only a few know the terrifying truth—an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun. They know the truth—but who will listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy—but who will believe? These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to Earth's survival.


  • The Aliens Are Coming!

    By Dwardeng
    This was one of the first alien invasion stories I've read. I love how Asimov delved into the aliens' society and thought processes. They were so much more superior than humans, hence the title.
  • Awesome book!

    By Zylod
    One of the best syfy books I ever read 1000 stars if I could
  • 100 Words or Less

    By JRubino
    During the first part of this novel, I realized just how much science Asimov was cramming into his science-fiction. The characters and plot took the time to detail the scientific basis of their world. That doesn’t happen much anymore, and I was really intrigued. Then I hit the 2nd part. The novel suddenly becomes bogged down in alien social networking and a seemingly endless string of dialogues about conforming to expectations. This new mode went on and on and on. I finally had to stop reading.