Magic: The Final Fantasy Collection

Magic: The Final Fantasy Collection

by Isaac Asimov

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ISBN-13: 9780061054129
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

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

Table of Contents

part one The Final Fantasy Stories 2(156)
To Your Health
2(10)
The Critic on the Hearth
12(11)
It's a Job
23(15)
Baby, It's Cold Outside
38(11)
The Time Traveler
49(12)
Wine Is a Mocker
61(14)
The Mad Scientist
75(13)
The Fable of the Three Princes
88(20)
March Against the Foe
108(10)
Northwestward
118(19)
Prince Delightful and the Flameless Dragon
137(21)
part two On Fantasy 158(75)
Magic
158(6)
Sword and Sorcery
164(6)
Concerning Tolkien
170(6)
In Days of Old
176(5)
Giants In the Earth
181(5)
When Fantasy Became Fantasy
186(5)
The Reluctant Critic
191(5)
The Unicorn
196(6)
Unknown
202(6)
Extraordinary Voyages
208(4)
Fairy Tales
212(6)
Dear Judy-Lynn
218(6)
Fantasy
224(9)
part three Beyond Fantasy 233
Reading and Writing
233(4)
The Right Answer
237(3)
Ignorance in America
240(4)
Knock Plastic!
244(14)
Lost in Non-Translation
258(14)
Look Long Upon a Monkey
272(15)
Thinking About Thinking
287

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Magic: The Final Fantasy Collection 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sgerbic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Picked up this book long ago, even started it at one point - finally finished it this summer. The beginning stories about Azazel the little alien thingy were as usual fairly tripe. I find their repetition a bit boring. The later essays concerning San Francisco and Fantasy were much more interesting. The group of essays, ¿Beyond Fantasy¿ are a delightful insight into Asimov¿s brain. His interest in America¿s growing science illiteracy scores is uncanny after my Capstone on the same subject. He gives insight into security beliefs that most people use to govern their lives. ¿There exist supernatural forces that can be cajoled or forced into protecting mankind.¿ T¿here is no such thing, really, as death.¿ ¿There is some purpose in the Universe.¿ and finally ¿You are better than the next fellow.¿ 16-2002