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Perelandra

As I left the railway station at Worchester and set out on the three-mile walk to Ransom's cottage, I reflected that no one on that platform could possibly guess the truth about the man I was going to...

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...

Pawn

Risking my life to steal an orange was a stupid thing to do, but today of all days, I didn’t care about the consequences. If I were lucky, the Shields would throw me to the ground and put a bullet in ...

Parasite

My darling ones, be careful now, and don’t go out alone.—SIMONE KIMBERLEY, DON’T GO OUT ALONEHere there be monsters.[The recording is crisp enough to look like a Hollywood film, too polished to be rea...

In Green's Jungles

Chapter 1 A New Beginning I have paper again, and there is still a lot of ink in the little bottle. Besides, the man who owns the shop would give me more ink if I asked for it, I feel certain. Strange...

Clementine

1 For six days, Croggon Hainey watched the Rockies scroll beneath the borrowed, nameless dirigible, until finally the last of the jagged ridges and snow-dusted plateaus slipped behind the ship on the ...

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...

Hunger

SAM TEMPLE WAS on his board. And there were waves. Honest-to-God swooping, crashing, churning, salt-smelling, white-foam waves.And there he was about two hundred feet out, the perfect place to catch a...

Killbox

CHAPTER 1 Grimspace blazes through me like a star gone nova. I’m the happiest junkie who ever burned chem because this is where I belong. Kaleidoscopic fire burns against the hull, seeming as though i...

Doubleblind

CHAPTER 1 The ship cuts through the atmosphere, taking us down. Below, the spaceport waits, white as bone beneath the pallid sun. From its quiet appearance and weathered exterior, I can tell this is a...

Lord of the Highlands

Prologue Duncrub Castle, Perchshire, Scotland, 1622 It was the most beautiful creature he’d ever seen. Not slight like the ponies of other boys, but braw, with a chest like a great cask of ale, and a ...

Asimov's Mysteries

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, adventures, ...

Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare

Those of us who speak English as our native tongue can count a number of blessings. It is a widespread language that is understood by more people in more parts of the world than any other [Chinese has...

Eaters of the Dead

To William Howells "Praise not the day until evening has come; a woman until she is burnt; a sword until it is tried; a maiden until she is married; ice until it has been crossed; beer until it has be...

Onyx

Chapter 1 Ten seconds passed between when Daemon Black took his seat and when he poked me under my shoulder blade with his trusty pen. Ten whole seconds. Twisting around in my seat, I inhaled the uniq...