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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
Asimov's strength has always been his short stories, and this strength is best shown here, coupled with his interesting Laws of Robotics. Some would say many of the stories read like logic puzzles, but they are still a fun read.
One word: Asimov. And there's not much more do add.
These tales document the complete range of Isaac Asimov's robot stories right from the start through to late 60s stories. Unlike most collections of this nature, this collection is arranged in style of story rather than purely chronological, so we get all the stories relating to Multivac, or Susan Calvin in their section. Each section gets a commentary from the Good Doctor indicting his thoughts on the ideas behind the stories.The collection ends with a couple of novellas, one of which, 'The Bicentennial Man', became a full length novel and a film.
A collection of Asimov's robot stories, including Robbie and Bicentennial Man, the story that was (losely) the inspiration for the movie of the same name. Several of the stories were also the background for the I, Robot movie. An excellent collection of robot stories.
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