NORBY AND THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE by Janet Asimov

NORBY AND THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another romp, fifth in the series, involving Norby the time-twisting robot and his human friends, Jeff, Fargo, and Albany, by sci-fi icon Asimov and his wife Janet. This one has Norby and his friends transported back to the time of the French Revolution by a necklace that is a replica of one belonging to Marie Antionette. The necklace turns out to be failed technology of the Others, supra-beings of the far future; and before all is resolved, our friends have been in the Bastille, in Neanderthal times, and in a false, far-future time line triggered by their excursions. A bewildering plot, with people, robots, and necklaces racing through space and time. Nevertheless, cheerfulness, humor, and excitement abound. As usual, the Asimovs have crowded history, science, and a good yarn into a few short pages.
Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1986
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Walker
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1986




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