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Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1 Paperback – October 1, 1990
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This book includes about 50 short stories, ranging from 2-30 pages each, including "Nightfall".
If you have the chance, read "Jokester" first on page 123. You'll never think about humor again in the same way.
Ugly Little Boy. In this story, a company called Stasis Inc. creates a way to bring things from the past into the future, albeit in a small "bubble". The first experiment brings a neanderthal boy and the story follows the relationship between the little boy and his babysitter.
The story is very good, using a cool idea to tell a heartfelt story.
The Dead Past. The book starts with this short story and what a way to start. This is my favorite Asimov short story. In the story, scientists have developed a device that can view the past. The government controls all research, hence one needs to get permission from the government to use the device. A historian gets frustrated from not getting the grant and thinks there is a conspiracy from the government to prevent researchers from using this device. It is clear there is a conspiracy, but the ending is very surprising and the explanation is very interesting. This is one of the stories that has had me thinking the most since reading it. I love it.
Breeds There a Man...?. This story is about a paranoid scientist who believes that we are all an experiment of higher beings and that this is the reason that human history goes through cycles of amazing intellectual growth followed by terrible calamities (From the Greeks to the Middle Ages, the Black Plague right after the Renaissance). The story itself, is very good, with interesting conversations between the important paranoid scientist and his psychologist.Read more ›
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Im 22 years old and the first time I even heard of Asimov was from the I, Robot film with Will Smith. Since that day I have been fascinated with the ideas projected in said film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This 600+ page book of short stories is a pretty good collection of Asimov’s early 1950s work. Some of the stories are very, very good, such as “Nightfall,” which I was delighted... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scott C. Holstad
Old sci-fi but that means it has no sex or violence. I much prefer this old style of writing. But then anything by Isaac Asimov is great reading.Published 3 months ago by Karl
The book is a series of short stories. Many of the stories center around the prospect of nuclear war since that was a real threat at the time they were written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Shultz
Loved the book the first time I read it and wanted a copy to keep.Published 6 months ago by Linda Gates