About the Author
Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 400 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas. Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades, until he died, at the age of 72, in April 1992.
Date of Birth:January 20, 1920
Date of Death:April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:New York, New York
Education:Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can't begin to count the number of times I have re-read this incredible collection of science fiction super-shorts. You can flip it open to any page, and find yourself at or near the beginning of a masterpiece of brevity. The ideas that can get developed in only three or four pages or less (my favorite in the collection is only one sentence long) are astounding.Adding to the depth of the stories is the breadth of authorship: Asimov to Zelazny and almost all points in between. There literally is something for every SF reader in here.Highly recommended.