Sci-Fi Books by Best Selling and Famous Author Isaac Asimov

Sci-Fi Books by Best Selling and Famous Author Isaac Asimov

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Title: I, Robot

In the late 1940s and early 1950s Isaac Asimov found a home on the pages of the science-fiction magazines Astounding and Super-Science Stories. World War II had just ended and the world was obsessed with air combat and the role of technology in society. Asimov’s stories reflected the concerns over the danger of technology but they also humanized robots, indicating that it is not technology that is evil but the way it is sometimes abused. His stories were so successful that in 1950 nine of his best short stories were selected for publication as the book I, Robot. In this book you get such greats as:

  • Catch That Rabbit
  • Runaround
  • The Evitable Conflict
  • Robbie
These classics revolutionized science fiction, and just a few years later, in 1957, Asimov’s birth country would forever change history by launching the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik.

If you like this book, you may also enjoy Asimov’s full-length featuresThe Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun, also available in eBook format.
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553382563
Pages: 256
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Title: Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series #2)

"Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Against the odds, the group fought off destruction with cleverness and courage. Yet now they must face the full wrath of the Empire - still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes." "When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire's glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon. But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called the Mule - a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets, a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave." This mysterious entity possesses a force and stature beyond anything humany conceivable. But even more terrifying than its strength are the eyes it keeps hidden beyind impenetrable shades - eyes that are rumored to have the power of death. Who - or what - is the Mule? And how is humanity to defend itself against this invulnerable avatar of annihilation?

When the Empire sent an Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope lay in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553293371
Pages: 282
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Title: Foundation

A band of psychologists, under the leadership of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, plant a colony to encourage art, science, and technology in the declining Galactic Empire and to preserve the accumulated knowledge of humankind.
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553293357
Pages: 296
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Title: Second Foundation (Foundation Series #3)

Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long.

After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies.

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed…before it destroys them.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553293364
Pages: 279
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Title: The Caves of Steel (The Robot Series)

In the future you will walk down the crowded streets of New York City not knowing if the bodies brushing past you are humans or androids. With tensions already mounting between humans and robots, the murder of a Spacer must be handled in a politically-correct fashion so Detective Elijah Baley is assigned a robot partner.

Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw become like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, “Law & Order”’s Detectives Lennie Brisco and Ed Green, and Training Day’s Detective Alonzo Harris and Officer Jake Hoyt – disparate partners who must work together to solve a crime. The only problem is, Baley doesn’t trust anyone – not his boss, not his wife, and certainly not his robot partner.

The Caves of Steel was so popular that it became the first in the trilogy that includes The Naked Sun and The Robots of Dawn. Asimov’s collection of short stories about robots, I, Robot, is also available in eBook format.
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553293401
Pages: 288
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Title: Foundation and Earth (Foundation Series #5)

The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553587579
Pages: 528
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Title: Forward the Foundation

A stunning testament to his creative genius. Forward The Foundation is a the saga's dramatic climax -- the story Asimov fans have been waiting for. An exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense, Forward The Foundation brings to vivid life Asimov's best loved characters: hero Hari Seldon, who struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory to ensure the survival of humanity; Cleon II, the vain and crafty emperor of the Galactic Empire,
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553565072
Pages: 464
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Title: Foundation's Edge (Foundation Series #4)

At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they retum to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all-and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation-a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian-set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. . .and proof that the Second Foundation still exists. Meanwhile someone-or something-outside of both Foundations sees to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final shocking destiny at the very end of the universe!
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553293388
Pages: 480
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Title: Prelude to Foundation

It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.

Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation.

For the first time Asimov chronicles the life of Hari Seldon, the man who laid the framework for the universe that came to be known as the Foundation. The long-awaited overture to the greatest science fiction series of all time. "Asimov's storytelling skills have never been keener."--Denver Post.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553278392
Pages: 434
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Title: The Naked Sun (The Robot Series)

A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots—unthinkable under the laws of Robotics—or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553293395
Pages: 288
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Title: Frontiers

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780749307684
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Title: The End of Eternity

One of Isaac Asimov’s SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the twentieth century. It is widely regarded as Asimov’s single best SF novel.

 

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan’s job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs.

 

During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with No˙s Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that No˙s will cease to exist after the next Change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.

Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlan’s punishment? His next assignment: Kill the woman he loves before the paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780765319197
Pages: 256
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Title: Where Do We Go from Here?

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780385029353
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Title: Robots and Aliens Vol. 1 : Changeling

Author(s): Stephen Leigh, Scotten Cordell
ISBN 13: 9780743434744
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Title: The Relativity of Wrong

Sparkling with charm and the legendary Asimov wit, this remarkable collection of 17 essays delivers a delightful potpourri of chemical conundrums, galactic puzzles, and awesome astronomical anomalies. "(Asimov is) as formidable and readable as ever."--Kirkus Reviews.

When is right wrong . . . and vice versa? Find out in this collection of chemical conundrums, galactic puzzles, and astronomical anomalies. From the center of the human brain to the outer reaches of the universe, Asimov delights readers with his wit and charm.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9781575660080
Pages: 1
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Title: The End of Eternity

One of Isaac Asimov’s SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the twentieth century. It is widely regarded as Asimov’s single best SF novel.

 

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan’s job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs.

 

During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with No˙s Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that No˙s will cease to exist after the next Change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.

Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlan’s punishment? His next assignment: Kill the woman he loves before the paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780765319197
Pages: 256
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Title: Please Explain (Coronet Books)

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780340199848
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Title: The Robots of Dawn

A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.

Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance. 

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553299496
Pages: 448
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Title: Rings of Saturn

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780450019999
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Title: The Gods Themselves

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 the Earth's survival.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553288100
Pages: 320
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Title: Lecherous Limericks

Lecherous Limericks by Isaac Asimov. 100 original limericks by the bestselling author. Illustrations by Mort Gerberg. 1976 1st Edition Fawcett Crest Book. Apple with mouth Cover illustration. Mature Theme.
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780449228418
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Title: Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s——exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth.

Robot Dreams spans the body of Asimov's fiction from the 1940s to the mid-80s, and features classic Asimovian themes, from the scientific puzzle to the extraterrestrial thriller, all introduced in an exclusive essay written especially for this collection.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780441731541
Pages: 400
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Title: The Stars, Like Dust

Biron Farrell was young and naďve, 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 behind his father’s death, and becomes entangled in an intricate saga of rebellion, political intrigue, and espionage.

The mystery takes him deep into space where he finds himself in a relentless struggle with the power-mad despots of Tyrann. Now it is not just a case of life or death for Biron, but a question of freedom for the galaxy….

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780765319159
Pages: 240
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Title: Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Volume 1

The first book of the definitive three-volume collection of short stories by the prolific Isaac Asimov, whose tales have delighted countless fans for over half a century—a must for every science fiction bookshelf.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780385416276
Pages: 624
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Title: Fantastic Voyage

Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed.

Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed. Reissue.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553275728
Pages: 208
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Title: Pebble in the Sky


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 everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest.
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780765319135
Pages: 256
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Title: The Complete Robot (Robot Series)

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780586057247
Pages: 688
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Title: Robots and Empire (Panther science fiction)

Long after his humiliating defeat at the hands of Earthman Elijah Baley, Keldon Amadiro embarked on a plan to destroy planet Earth. But even after his death, Baley's vision continued to guide his robot partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, who had the wisdom of a great man behind him and an indestructable will to win....
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780586062005
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Title: The Currents of Space


High above planet Florinia, the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort. Down in the eternal spring of the planet, however, the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters.

Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible. Not only do the Florinians no longer have a concept of freedom, any disruption of the vital kyrt trade would cause other planets to rise in protest, resulting in a galactic war. So the Trantorian Empire, whose grand plan is to unite all humanity in peace, prosperity, and freedom, has allowed the oppression to continue.

Living among the workers of Florinia, Rik is a man without a memory or a past. He has been abducted and brainwashed. Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found, Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives. As his memories begin to return, however, Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver: Everyone on Florinia is doomed…the Currents of Space are bringing destruction. But if the planet is evacuated, the power of Sark will end-so there are those who would kill the messenger. The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780765319173
Pages: 240
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Title: Robot Visions

From the writer whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics comes five decades of robot visions-36 landmark stories and essays, plus three rare tales-gathered together in one volume.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780451450647
Pages: 496
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Title: The Roving Mind

Isaac Asimov's death on April 6, 1992, was a great loss to the world of literary science and freethought. The prolific author's vision is unmatched today, and his pointed honesty shines through in The Roving Mind, now reissued in this special tribute edition.

This collection of essays is wide-ranging, reflecting Asimov's extraordinary skill in disseminating knowledge from across the spectrum of human thought. Some of the areas explored in this volume of 62 essays include creationism, pseudoscience, censorship, population, philosophy of science, transportation, computers and corporations of the future, and astronomy. His predictions about cloning which has only recently become the topic of public debate the theory of "technophobia," and other scientific developments are astounding. In a lighter tone, Asimov includes several personal stories from his life including thoughts on his style of writing and memories of family in younger days.

With tributes by Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Harlan Ellison, Kendrick Frazier, Martin Gardner, Donald Goldsmith, Stephen Jay Gould, E. C. Krupp, Frederik Pohl, and Carl Sagan

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9781573921817
Pages: 395
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Title: The Foundation Trilogy (Adapted by BBC Radio)

Author(s): Asimov, Isaac
ISBN 13: 9781607962748
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Title: Nemesis

In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies.  One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth:  a star named Nemesis.  Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth's people--but she is prevented from warning them.  Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well.  And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as--drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star--they hurtle toward certain disaster.
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553286281
Pages: 400
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Title: Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor: A Lifetime Collection of Favorite Jokes, Anecdotes, and Limericks with Copious Notes on how to Tell Them and Why

640 jokes, anecdotes, and limericks, complete with notes on how to tell them, from America's leading renaissance man.

A lifetime collection of favorite jokes, anecdotes, and limericks, with copious notes on how to tell them and why.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780395572269
Pages: 446
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Title: Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

A wide-ranging exploration of our universe — from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" — in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." — LIBRARY JOURNAL

Anyone baffled by black holes or bewildered by the big bang can get understandable answers from this expertly researched reference containing more than 100 essential questions about the universe. From what makes the wind blow to how the moon was formed, here are real science questions and answers from one of the astronomical names in science fiction and fact.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780449220597
Pages: 288
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Title: Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780452268340
Pages: 336
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Title: Foundation's Fear (Second Foundation Series #1)

Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the high-water marks of science fiction. It is the monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline, and the secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the inevitable Dark Age with the science of psychohistory. Now, with the permission — and blessing — of the Asimov estate, the epic saga continues.

Fate — and a cruel Emperor's arbitrary power — have thrust Hari Seldon into the First Ministership of the Empire against his will. As the story opens, Hari is about to leave his quiet professorship and take on the all but impossible task of administering 25 million inhabited worlds from the all-steel planet of Trantor. With the help of his beautiful bio-engineered "wife" Dors and his alien companion Yugo, Seldon is still developing the science that will transform history, never dreaming that it will ultimately pit him against future history's most awesome threat.

Author(s): Gregory Benford
ISBN 13: 9780061056383
Pages: 624
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Title: Asimov on Physics

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380418480
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Title: The Planet That Wasn't

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380018130
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Title: Nightfall

These two renowned writers have invented a world not unlike our own—a world on the edge of chaos, torn between the madness of religious fanaticism and the stubborn denial of scientists. Only a handful of people on the planet Lagash are prepared to face the truth—that their six suns are setting all at once for the first time in 2,000 years, signaling the end of civilization!

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553290998
Pages: 352
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Title: The Bicentennial Man

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9781857989328
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Title: Asimov on Numbers

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780671494049
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Title: Words from the Myths

Author(s): Asimov, Isaac
ISBN 13: 9780451152725
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Title: Earth Is Room Enough

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780449241257
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Title: Asimov on chemistry

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780385040051
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Title: The complete stories

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780006480167
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Title: The Positronic Man

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Author(s): Isaac Asimov Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780330330589
Pages: 223
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Title: Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes

Here are more than 700 of Isaac Asimov's favorite jokes, cleverest limericks and funniest stories.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780060924485
Pages: 368
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Title: Union Club Mysteries

Author(s): Asimov Isaac
ISBN 13: 9780449205259
Pages: 224
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Title: Asimov on science fiction

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380585113
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Title: Nine Tomorrows

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780330201711
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Title: Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780449234211
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Title: Banquets of the Black Widowers

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780449209806
Pages: 240
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Title: Conversations with Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), one of the most popular and influential American authors of the twentieth century, sparked the imagination of generations of writers. His Foundation trilogy paved the way for science fiction that was more speculative and philosophical than had been previously seen in the genre, and his book I, Robot and his story "The Bicentennial Man" have been made into popular movies. First published as a teenager in John W. Campbell's groundbreaking science-fiction magazine Astounding, Asimov published over two hundred books during his lifetime.

While most prolific writers tend to concentrate almost exclusively on a single genre, Asimov was a polymath who wrote widely on a variety of subjects. He authored mysteries, autobiographies, histories, satires, companions to Shakespeare, children's books on science, and collections of bawdy limericks. A lifelong atheist, he nevertheless wrote more than a half dozen books on the Bible.

Asimov's varied interests establish him as a premier public intellectual, one who was frequently called upon to clarify debates in science, in history, and on the effects of technology on the modern age. Conversations with Isaac Asimov collects interviews with a man considered to be-along with Robert Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, and Arthur C. Clarke-a founder of modern science fiction. Despite this, Asimov is perhaps best known for his many books of popular science writing. Carl Sagan once described Asimov as the greatest explainer of his age, and this talent made Asimov a natural for the interview form. His manner is always crisp and lucid, his tone always engaging, and his comments always enlightening.

Carl Freedman, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is professor of English at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Critical Theory and Science Fiction, The Incomplete Projects: Marxism, Modernity, and the Politics of Culture, and George Orwell: A Study in Ideology and Literary Form.

Author(s): Carl Freedman
ISBN 13: 9781578067381
Pages: 170
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Title: Adding a Dimension: Seventeen Essays on the History of Science

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380002788
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Title: Limericks : Too Gross/or Two Dozen Dirty Dozen Stanzas

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780393045307
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Title: Tales of Black Widowers

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780449229446
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Title: I, Asimov: A Memoir

Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname "the Great Explainer." I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as only Asimov himself could tell it.

Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write; who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century. Here are his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from religion to politics, love and divorce, friendship and Hollywood, fame and mortality. Here, too, is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the varied personalities—Campbell, Ellison, Heinlein, Clarke, del Rey, Silverberg, and others—who along with Asimov helped shape science fiction.

As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov  is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future he so vividly envisioned.

Following a career quantified by his more than 470 books on topics as diverse as Shakespeare, interplanetary conquest, and artificial intelligence, Isaac Asimov has posthumously gifted readers with a rich collection of essays, remembrances, and anecdotes that capture the great humor, bonhomie, and unceasing vision of his life and work. Photos.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780553569971
Pages: 592
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Title: A Choice of Catastrophes

Scientist, author, and Earth-dweller, explores the many potential natural and man-made catastrophes that could change life as we know it, or erase us from the face of the Earth. Natural properties and laws might change at any time, rendering life on this planet--or anywhere in the universe--impossible. But the disasters that are most imminent are in our power to control--technology, nuclear warfare, pollution... Natural forces far more powerful than man might destroy us. Or they may have nothing to do with bringing about the end.
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780449900482
Pages: 384
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Title: Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The New Testament

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380010318
Pages: 640
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Title: The Human Body : Its Structure and Operations

Author(s): Isaac Asimov, Anthony Ravielli
ISBN 13: 9780452276406
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Title: Life and Energy

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380009428
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Title: Robot Trilogy : The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, The Robots of Dawn

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780345331199
Pages: 671
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Title: Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection

Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of science fiction for its practitioners, its millions of readers, and the world at large.

The first section contains stories that range from the humorous to the profound, at the heart of which is the title story, "Gold," a moving and revealing drama about a writer who gambles everything on a chance at immortality: a gamble Asimov himself made — and won. The second section contains the grand master's ruminations on the SF genre itself. And the final section is comprised of Asimov's thoughts on the craft and writing of science fiction.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780060556525
Pages: 416
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Title: The alternate Asimovs

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780385197847
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Title: The Left Hand of the Electron

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780440947172
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Title: The best of Isaac Asimov

Author(s): Angus Wells]
ISBN 13: 9780722112571
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Title: Of Time and Space and Other Things

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380003259
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Title: Life and Times

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780380479443
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Title: The Collapsing Universe: the Story of Black Holes

Author(s): Isaac asimov
ISBN 13: 9780671817381
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Title: Science, Numbers, and I

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN 13: 9780441754571
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