Viewing books by author : Isaac Asimov

Robot Visions

What is a robot? We might define it most briefly and comprehensively as "an artificial object that resembles a human being." When we think of resemblance, we think of it, first, in terms of appearance...

Robot Dreams

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...

Foundation's Edge

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, ...

Foundation and Empire

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 invaded by Nazi Germany. The bombi...

Forward the Foundation

Part I Eto Demerzel 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 na...

Azazel

I met George at a literary convention a good many years ago, and was struck by the peculiar look of innocence and candor upon his round middle-aged face. He was the kind of person, I decided at once, ...

Lucky Starr And The Rings Of Saturn

To the memory of Henry Kuttner and Cyril Kombluth Preface Back in the 1950s, I wrote a series of six derring-do novels about David "Lucky" Starr and his battles against malefactors within the Solar Sy...

Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids

Back in the 1950s, I wrote a series of six derring-do novels about David "Lucky" Starr and his battles against malefactors within the Solar System. Each of the six took place in a different region of ...

Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus

To Margaret Lesser and all the girls in the department Foreword This book was first published in 1954, and the description of the surface of Venus was in accordance with astronomic beliefs of the peri...

Lucky Starr And The Moons of Jupiter

Back in the 1950s, I wrote a series of six derring-do novels about David "Lucky" Starr and his battles against malefactors within the Solar System. Each of the six took place in a different region of ...

Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury

To Robyn Joan, who did her best to interfere. Preface Back in the 1950s, I wrote a series of six derring-do novels about David "Lucky" Starr and his battles against malefactors within the Solar System...