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Asimovs Mysteries

Introduction There is a tendency for many people who don't know any better to classify science fiction as just one more member of the group of specialized literatures that include mysteries, westerns...

Youth

Produced by Greg Weeks, Stephen Blundell and the OnlineDistributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net YOUTH _by_ ISAAC ASIMOV Red and Slim found the two strange little animals the morning a...

Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection

Part One: The Final Stories Cal I am a robot. My name is Cal. I have a registration number. It is CL-123X, but my master calls me Cal. The X in my registration number means I am a special robot for ...

Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire #3)

To my father, who first introduced me to science fiction.1. Between One Footstep And The NextTwo minutes before he disappeared forever from the face of the Earth he knew, Joseph Schwartz strolled alon...

Robot Dreams (Robot 0.4)

Science fiction has certain satisfactions peculiar to itself. It is possible, in trying to portray future technology, to hit close to home. If you live long enough after writing a particular story, yo...

Prelude to Foundation (Foundation #6)

CLEON I-… The last Galactic Emperor of the Entun dynasty. He was born in the year 11,988 of the Galactic Era, the same year in which Hari Seldon was born. (It is thought that Seldon’s birthdate, which...

Foundation's Edge (Foundation #4)

The first Galactic Empire was falling. It had been decaying and breaking down for centuries and only one man fully realized that fact.He was Hari Seldom the last great scientist of the First Empire, a...

Foundation (Foundation #1)

THE STORY BEHIND THE "FOUNDATION"The date was August 1, 1941. World War II had been raging for two years. France had fallen, the Battle of Britain had been fought, and the Soviet Union had just been i...

Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2)

It was a colossal Empire, stretching across millions of worlds from arm-end to arm-end of the mighty multi-spiral that was the Milky Way. Its fall was colossal, too – and a long one, for it had a long...

Foundation and Earth (Foundation #5)

The Story Behind the FoundationON August 1, 1941, when I was a lad of twenty-one, I was a graduate student in chemistry at Columbia University and had been writing science fiction professionally for t...

Forward the Foundation (Foundation 0.2)

DEMERZEL, ETO-… While there is no question that Eto Demerzel was the real power in the government during much of the reign of Emperor Cleon I, historians are divided as to the nature of his rule. The ...

The Stars, Like Dust (Galactic Empire #1)

The bedroom murmured to itself gently. It was almost below the limits of hearing-an irregular little sound, yet quite unmistakable, and quite deadly.But it wasn’t that which awakened Biron Farrill and...

Buy Jupiter and Other Stories

To all the editors, whose careers at one time or another, have intersected my own - good fellows, every one. In THE EARLY ASIMOV I mentioned the fact that there were eleven stories that I had never su...

Pebble in the Sky

To my father, who first introduced me to science fiction. 1. Between One Footstep And The Next Two minutes before he disappeared forever from the face of the Earth he knew, Joseph Schwartz strolled al...

I, Robot

I LOOKED AT MY NOTES AND I DIDN'T LIKE THEM. I'd spent three days at U. S. Robots and might as well have spent them at home with the Encyclopedia Tellurica. Susan Calvin had been born in the year 1982...