Robots - Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #9

comprising:Introduction - Isaac Asimov"The Tunnel Under the World" - Frederik Pohl "Brother Robot" - Henry Slesar"The Lifeboat Mutiny" - Robert Sheckley"The Warm Space" - David Brin"How-2" - Clifford D. Simak"Too Robot to Marry" - George H. Smith"The Education of Tigress McCardle" - C. M. Kornbluth"Sally" - Isaac Asimov"Breakfast of Champions" - Thomas A. Easton"Sun Up" · A. A. Jackson &...

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Die besten Stories von 1939

Inhalt:- I, Robot by Eando Binder- The strange flight of Richard Clayton by Robert Bloch- Trouble with water by H.L. Gold- The day is done by Lester del Rey- Black Destroyer by A.E. van Vogt- Greater than Gods by C.L. Moore- Trends by Isaac Asimov- The blue giraffe by L. Sprague de Camp- The misguided Halo by Henry Kuttner-...

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Catastrofi!

AntologiaIsaac Asimov (curatore), Martin H. Greenberg (curatore), Charles G. Waugh (curatore)Traduzione di Giuseppe LippiCollana Oscar 1767Dimensioni (mm): 184x110Prezzo: L. 8.000 Copertina: Tassinari-Vetta, TriesteContenuto del volumeTraduzione di Giuseppe Lippipag. 5 Introduzione. Le catastrofi liriche (Introduzione) di Giuseppe Lippi pag. 13 Premessa (Introduzione) di Isaac Asimov Traduzione di...

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A Reader's Companion to the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

From the back cover:This books includes nearly four decades' worth of intelligent, lively, and controversial Tolkien commentary from some of the major literary figures of our time.Here you will find W. H. Auden praising The Hobbit as "one of the best children's stories of this century"; Edmund Wilson deriding The Lord of the Rings as "an overgrown fairy story"; and critques by C. S. Lewis in the 1950s, Ursula K. Le Guin...

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Puzzles of the Black Widowers (The Black Widowers, #5)

Me : Good day ladies and gentlemen, before 2014 became another memory there was space for one more set of stories. A set of stories which to all common ways of thought appear to be mere puzzles but which on a slightly deeper introspection take the shape of intellectual dilemmas which completely bowl men over who have been through them. That said, I had at an earlier point in time introduced all of you to the vociferous yet intensely...

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Speculations

Foreword: The Scope of Science Fiction • essay by Isaac AsimovNor Iron Bars a Cage • novelette by Roger Robert LovinSurfeit • [Humanx Commonwealth] • novelette by Alan Dean FosterThe Winds of Change • short story by Isaac AsimovHarpist • short story by Joe L. HensleyGreat Tom Fool or The Conundrum of the Calais Customhouse Coffers • short story by R.A. LaffertyThe Hand of the Bard • short story by Mack ReynoldsThe Man...

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Eyes Do More Than See

In 1964, Playboy magazine approached several science fiction writers to create short-short stories based on a photograph of a clay head without ears. The selected stories--Arthur C. Clarke's "Playback", Frederik Pohl's "Lovemaking", and Thomas M. Disch's "Cephalatron" (later "Fun with Your New Head")--were published in the December 1966 issue. Asimov's story, on the other hand, was rejected, so he submitted it to the Magazine of Fantasy and...

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Profession

If I didn’t know that Profession is an Isaac Asimov story, I would be inclined to say that it resembles very much an Isaac Asimov story. It is a textbook example of the kind of basic, fundamental social science fiction that Asimov made so popular and that had such an influence on the field at large. Asimov takes a single idea—that we could educate people by downloading the knowledge into their brain instead of devoting hours of arduous...

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Futurs à bascule (Isaac Asimov présente, #9)

Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal...

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Azazel

Meet Azazel...He's two centimeters tall.He's fiery red. He has magical powers strong enough to wreck a normal human's life...all with the best intentions, of course.George Bitternut, an eccentric linguist and deadbeat, stumbles onto an ancient incantation that calls forth this diminutive demon of astonishing wizardry. Unfortunately, Azazel refuses to do anything for George's personal gain—but he agrees to help...

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The Last Question

What's the point in giving you a summery for a 4,000-word short story? So here's what I'll do instead: I'll give you a lesson in physics. Sound good? Cool. Ever hear of the second law of thermodynamics? Yes? But you have no clue what it means? Okay, well we can work with that. Here's what Wikipedia has on the subject: The second law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of an isolated system never decreases, because isolated systems...

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The Seven Deadly Sins and Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction

Combined edition of:"The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction""The Seven Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction"Contents include:The Ugly Little Boy by Isaac AsimovSuperiority by Arthur C. ClarkeRiding the Torch by Norman SpinradJean Duprès by Gordon R. DicksonDivine Madness by Roger ZelaznyThe Nail and the Oracle by Theodore SturgeonThe Sons of Prometheus by Alexei PanshinThe Midas Plague by...

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Science Fiction Gems, Vol. One

A brand new anthology of nostalgic science fiction.It’s sure to titillate your imagination, rouse memories of childhood daydreams, and probe the deepest recesses of your mind.Contents:The Coffin Ship - Bill WesleyThe Android Kill - John JakesChicken - Gregory LuceTwo Sharp Edges - Algis BudrysSeven Came Back - Clifford D. SimakQuarantined Species - J. F. BoneLiving Space - Isaac AsimovIron Man - Eando...

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The Roman Empire

Isaac Asimov's nonfiction is well known for his clear, concise explanations, and The Roman Empire is no exception.Asimov, in his science writing, also has a knack for making his subject more exciting and personal by emphasizing the historical aspects.Consquently, I was eager to read his take on a purely historical subject.Alas, the Good Doctor may have met his match in Roman history.There is only so much one can do to enliven an endless...

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Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire, #3)

One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a "pebble in the sky", despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil—so poor that...

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Cien preguntas básicas sobre la ciencia

Este volumen recoge las respuestas dadas por Isaac Asimov a las preguntas formuladas por los lectores de la revista norteamericana Science Digest. ¿Qué hay más allá del universo?, ¿qué es un agujero negro?, ¿por qué la Luna nos muestra siempre la misma cara?, ¿en qué consiste la teoría de la relatividad de Einstein?, ¿se puede convertir la energía en materia?, ¿cómo...

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The Rebellious Stars (The Stars, Like Dust) / An Earth Gone Mad

An Earth Gone MadWas this the end of mankind?The cubes meant peace--but was it to be the peace of the grave?While he was shipwrecked on a distant Jovian moon, with only a cryptic monster for a companion, Paul Shannon had longed for the laughter and friendship of men and women. But when at long last he brought is repaired space craft back to the familiar skies of North America, he was shocked to find AN...

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The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov

I'm glad I returned to Asimov's short stories, which I think are his best work. I had read "Nightfall" elsewhere, which unfortunately is not included in this collection but in my option is one of his best. The standout in this anthology for me was "The Last Question" which deals with the beginning/end of the universe. Not all of the stories were as serious and even "Obituary" and "Spell My Name With an S" were clever and thought-provoking. A lot...

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Robot Dreams (Robot, #0.4)

While reading these stories, I wouldn't have discribed them as breathtaking...Looking back though, after having read the whole book: There's just something about them.I know stories like "The Ugly Little Boy" and "Lest We Rememeber" will stick with me for a long time to come and the story "Hostess", I think, will actually end up inspiring what I'm writing now...There's just something about Asimov.You guys will know what I...

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Storie di giovani fantasmi

C'è chi ci crede, e c'è che non ci crede. Ma Isaac Asimov, il curatore di quest'antologia di racconti sui giovani fantasmi, è convinto che anche lo scettico più incallito, non sarebbe disposto a passare da solo un'intera notte in una casa infestata da strani rumori, fugaci apparizioni, arcane presenza. Come nelle casa maledetta, anche in questi racconti on si può entrare senza provare un certo brivido giù per la...

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Nebula Award Stories

Contents* xi • Introduction: So Why Aren't We Rich? (Nebula Award Stories 8) • essay by Isaac Asimov* 3 • A Meeting With Medusa • (1971) • novelette by Arthur C. Clarke* 52 • Shaffery Among the Immortals • (1972) • shortstory by Frederik Pohl* 70 • Patron of the Arts • (1972) • novelette by William Rotsler* 95 • When It Changed • (1972) • shortstory by Joanna Russ* 106 • On the Downhill Side • (1972) • shortstory by...

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The New Hugo Winners 1983-1985

Contents: Souls / Joanna Russ --Fire watch / Connie Willis --Melancholy elephants / Spider Robinson --Cascade point / Timothy Zahn --Blood music / Greg Bear --Speech sounds / Octavia e. butler --Press enter / John Varley --Blood child / Octavia e. Butler --The crystal spheres / David Brin

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The Future in Question

A collection of science fiction stories with questions in their titles.Contents:Introduction: The Nature of the Title by Isaac AsimovWhat's It Like Out There? by Edmond HamiltonWho Can Replace a Man? by Brian W. AldissWhat Have I Done? by Mark CliftonWho's There? by Arthur C. ClarkeCan You Feel Anything When I Do This? by Robert SheckleyWhy? by Robert SilverbergWhat's Become of...

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Il sole nudo

In The Caves of Steel, I was most fascinated by Elijah Baley's world, an Earth with crowded underground cities and a populace used to eating yeast, but terrified of the open sky. The Naked Sun introduces the planet of Solaria, and their culture of isolation. Each human is alone, attended by a fleet of robots, and never comes into personal contact with or even within close proximity to another human. Which is why Baley is imported from Earth to...

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The Stars, Like Dust (Galactic Empire, #1)

Biron Farrell was young and naïve, but he was growing up fast. A radiation bomb planted in his dorm room changed him from an innocent student at the University of Earth to a marked man, fleeing desperately from an unknown assassin.He soon discovers that, many light-years away, his father, the highly respected Rancher of Widemos, has been murdered. Stunned, grief-stricken, and outraged, Biron is determined to uncover the reasons...

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In the Beginning

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Before the Golden Age

26 science fiction stories, complete in one volume,originally published before 1939 (when the Golden Age of SF began), with autobiographical remarks by Asimov before each story.Includes a previously unpublished story by Asimov, Big Game.Complete text in one volume;Contents: IntroductionPart 1: 1920 to 1930 by Isaac AsimovPart Two: 1931 by Isaac Asimov* The Man Who Evolved / Edmond Hamilton, Wonder Stories Apr...

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The Stars, Like Dust (Galactic Empire, #1)

Biron Farrell was young and naïve, but he was growing up fast. A radiation bomb planted in his dorm room changed him from an innocent student at the University of Earth to a marked man, fleeing desperately from an unknown assassin.He soon discovers that, many light-years away, his father, the highly respected Rancher of Widemos, has been murdered. Stunned, grief-stricken, and outraged, Biron is determined to uncover the reasons...

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Wizards

This anthology contains: Mazirian The Magician by Jack Vance; Please Stand By by Ron Goulart; What Good is a Glass Dagger? by Larry Niven; The Eye of Tandyla by L. Sprague de Camp; The White Horse Child by Greg Bear; Semley's Necklace by Ursula K. Le Guin; And The Monsters Walk by John Jakes; The Seeker in the Fortress by Manly Wade Wellman; The Wall Around the World by Theodore Cogswell; and The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard.

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The Future I

"Love is the Plan the Plan is Death" by James Tiptree, Jr. is one of the most remarkable short stories I've ever read. It's the first in this anthology, and every time I picked up the book to continue reading, I ended up re-reading that story. I'll probably end up coming back to it a few more times as I work through this book. ----------------This was one of those 50c paperbacks picked up on a whim on the way to the register at...

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Asimov's Guide to Science

Estupendo libro de divulgación científica. En su momento, fue uno de los libros más populares, y despertó la curiosidad en muchos jóvenes por dedicarse al estudio de disciplinas científicas. Desafortunadamente, el avance de la ciencia es inexorable, y en poquísimos años, el libro quedó obsoleto, como cuenta el propio ASIMOV en el prólogo de la tercera edición, de...

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Asimov's Guide to the Bible

The Christian bible is a fascinating document, and the contents are open to a vast array of interpretations. In this book, Isaac Asimov examines it from a historical perspective. Despite the enormous attention that it has received from scholars of all types, the authorship of many of the sections has not been established, and Asimov makes that very clear. What is the most fascinating aspect is the interpretation of some of the passages based on...

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Nightfall Two

This book really is a continuation of the first one - Nightfall One (creatively titled) - since in some versions they are treated as one, and so do I. My comments and views really are tied in with that volume rather than differentiated with the separate book. I would reiterate that really this is a great collection of his work that go from the early 40s through to the late 60s and as such show a remarkable forethought and timeless storytelling...

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Alasti päike

See romaan on teine, milles tegutsevad Elijah Baley ja tema robotpartner R. Daneel Olivaw.Järjekordne mõrvajuurdlus kisub Teraskoopas – turvaliselt suletud Maa linnas – elava detektiiv Baley Solariale, kõige viimati asustatud kolooniasse, kus elab 20 000 inimest ning 200 000 000 robotit. Solaria elanikud muide leiavad, et 20000 planeedi kohta on paras arv ja sajandid sellist elu on viinud selleni, et nad...

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The Positronic Man (Robot, #0.6)

Post Listen Review:I love how Isaac Asimov came up with the classic three laws of robotics and then spent so much of his writing figuring out ways to bend those laws or to make things fit into them in surprising ways.This is a beautiful story of a robot who becomes a man.It sounds silly on the surface but it brings up large questions on what life means.Not only that, it is kind of astounding how many things mentioned in this book would have...

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100 Malicious Little Mysteries

Charmingly insidious and satisfyingly devious, these 100 baffling little mysteries—selected by such prominent authors as Isaac Asimov—are just the thing to suit your most malevolent mood. These tales come from the pen of many well-known writers in the field, including Michael Gilbert, Edward Wellen, Edward D. Hack, Bill Bronzini, Lawrence Treat, and Francis Nevins, Jr. Whether it’s “The Unfriendly Neighbor,” or a “Class Reunion,” “A Recipe for...

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Mythical Beasts

Contents include: Centaur Fielder for the Yankees by Edward D. Hoch / The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin / Prince Prigio by Andre Lang / The Griffin and the Minor Canon by Frank R. Stockton / The Kragen by Jack Vance / The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen / Letters from Laura by Mildred Clingerman / The Triumph of Pegasus by F. A. Javor / Caution! Inflammable! by Thomas N. Scortia / The Pyramid Project by Robert F. Young / The...

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Alle Roboter-Geschichten

THE COMPLETE ROBOT is the definitive anthology of Asimov's stunning visions of a robotic future...In these stories, Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age: when Earth is ruled by master-machines and when robots are more human than mankind.As well as TN-3 (Tony), AL-76 and other robots, the stories feature the staff of U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men Inc., and in particular the chief...

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Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury

Below are short notes on the individual stories:a rating, title, author, brief description or reminder to myself.I think I started reading this collection in Nov 2007.I started recording my thoughts here in Feb 08.Reading a story or two between novels when it's convenient to have a shorter length material to read.This hardback consists of two previously published collections of many authors' works, selected and with notations by...

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More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Volume 2

Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal...

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Espace vital

Remonter dans le temps grâce au chronoscope, vivre dans une autre probabilité, habiter l'une des trois milliards de copies possibles de la Terre, jouer à Sherlock Holmes pour démasquer un robot hypersophistiqué et un rien menteur, assister à la visite inopinée de deux Vénusiens dans un petit bourg de l'Idaho, succomber au charme discret et envoûtant d'un robot humanoïde... Ce sont quelques-uns...

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