Title: The Stars in Their Courses
Author: Isaac Asimov
Page Count: 224
This book is interesting because it was written by Isaac Asimov. Oh, you wanted more? Well, okay then.
I’ve always found Asimov’s non-fiction to be fascinating, although admittedly my exposure has been limited to the introductory essays for some of his short stories. Here, I got to see him in full swing, and the INTJ master race vibes are strong here. He’s a great example of the personality type, and I can say that because I’m the same type as him.
The Stars in Their Courses collects together a bunch of Asimov’s essays on a variety of different scientific topics, starting out by decimating people who believe in astrology and moving on from there. He’s a convincing writer, mostly because he knew what he was talking about, and I also thought it was cool that he was a roughly similar age to me when he was pulling the book together.
Overall, this isn’t going to be one to read if you’re not too interested in science and stuff or if you don’t like to read non-fiction, but if you’re a voracious Asimov fan or you have a passing interest in chemistry and physics, you’re in for a lot of fun.