Every short story is followed by a short essay (commentary) that has Asimov reflecting on his life, writing, publishing and relationship with editors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There was intent to harm a human being, granted; but there was no intent to harm equipment. The more is the between-stories descriptions of what was going on in his life when he wrote these stories and often the reasons for writing them. As for these short stories, their quality varied. If you like Asimov, you'll love Buy Jupiter and other stories. This was not a perfect set of 5-star stories.

In the case of this book, they would soon find out that it was awful. You're dreaming.”, “It was an act of blind anger. at one time or another, have intersected my own - good fellows, every one. “A weighing of all pertinent information in the light of the law of the land and of all relevant precedents leads to the conclusion that Anthony Jenkins is guilty on all counts of the crime of equipment damage and is subject to the maximum penalty.”. -Let's see, now.” And while he pondered he said, “These are not primitive times, Parkinson. Look, when Jenkins' laser beam cut through the Field-warp, I myself was as close to death as anyone.A quarter hour's additional delay would have meant my end, too, and I'm completely aware of that. If you love puns, you'll especially like Shah Guido G. Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2014. I especially appreciated the story "Thiotimoline to the stars," which I wasn't aware of before, building on the original story about thiotimoline, a compound that is so soluble in water that it dissolves BEFORE it hits the water. There were some stories of future dystopias, two of which were supposed to be opposite views based on a single quote, but I didn’t really see the difference in the future, except one had a barren cement covered world and one had humans living underground leaving a wild trees and grasses world.

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Or was it in its crescent phase? So after a year or so. Welcome back. New! In the case of this book, the stories are fine, right up to Azimov's standards. Please try again.

By rights, he felt with some annoyance, Dowling should have been even worse off; he was programming the prosecution's case. As usual I enjoy Asimov's autobiographical bits between the stories. (Though tracking down all the novels made the Inter-Library Loan program in Germany work overtime.) Given Asimov's prolifity, the quality can be a bit uneven, but his introductory commentary for each story more than makes up for it. They are an easy read! Book good condition, cover not that great, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 2, 2019, The paper cover of the book was in poor condition, in particular on the side, while the front picture was OK. From the picture online it was not clear such condition, but the book was also super cheap, so I guess it was implied, it is clearly a old book, sofair enough. I highly recommend it to fans of Asimov. You know that.”, “It should be an excuse. GALATEA 2044: A Novel of the Near Future: An Emergent AI Technothriller, Roswell Boneyard (Portals of Yahweh Book 1).

If you like Asimov, you'll love Buy Jupiter and other stories.

Award, Copyright © 1995-2020 Al von Ruff and the ISFDB team. Da Vinci Code meets Ancient Egypt in this award-winning thriller. When a future utopian community turns dystopian, one man must save what's left of the human race. I will grade all stories separately bellow: The best of Isaac Asimov's science fiction stories are amazing. Each story is introduced by a short account of how it came to be written and what was happening in Asimov's life at the time, and follows on from where The Early Asimov (1972) left off. To be fair, a sub-par Asimov is still better than most science fiction writers A-games, so it's not a bad collection overall.

Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2000 If you like Asimov, you'll love Buy Jupiter and other stories. Once it had been. There were some that focused on time trave. “The Russians,” said Dowling, in his precise voice, “used to send prisoners to Siberia in the days before space travel had become common. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Now the lovely light in the sky had become a new and more horrible Devil's Island hung in space. When there was little SF around we snapped up every collection we could get.

This collection unlike his more robot centric ones delved into many versions of the science fiction and fantasy realm. An eclectic mix of his short stories, they range from short-shorts (1-2 pages) to some longer pieces.


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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Isaac Asimov's sci-fi short stories are generally terrific and interesting. Each tale is accompanied by Asimov's own intriguing account of how and why it came to be written. It is so bad that I would throw this version away and get some decent conversion software or, even better, get a human being who can spell and punctuate properly to do the job. And she will stop at nothing to save her creator.

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