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Complete Stories: Volume 1, the (1990) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

For the legions of Isaac Asimov fans who have been enjoying his short fiction for over half a century, here is the definitive Asimov.

This volume, first in a series of collectors' editions, contains forty-six science fiction stories - many now classics of the genre. As Dr Asimov points out in his introduction, many also held a personal meaning for him, including 'The Last Question' (his favourite short story of all), 'The Ugly Little Boy' (his third favourite, a real heart-tugger), 'Sally' (which reveals his true feelings about automobiles), and 'Nightfall', which readers and the Science Fiction Writers of America have voted the best science fiction story of all time.

By turns erudite and fanciful, provocative and just plain fun, the stories collected here illustrate the rich diversity of Isaac Asimov's remarkable talents. To read any one of them is to understand immediately his enormous and ever expanding popularity. To have them gathered in a single collection is a welcome and long-overdue treat for all lovers of science fiction, be they longtime Asimov fans or readers just discovering his imaginative new worlds for the first time.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Dead Past
  • The Foundation of S. F. Success
  • Franchise
  • Gimmicks Three
  • Kid Stuff
  • The Watery Place
  • Living Space
  • The Message
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Hell-Fire
  • The Last Trump
  • The Fun They Had
  • Jokester
  • The Immortal Bard
  • Someday
  • The Author's Ordeal
  • Dreaming Is a Private Thing
  • Profession
  • The Feeling of Power
  • The Dying Night
  • I'm in Marsport Without Hilds
  • The Gentle Vultures
  • All the Troubles of the World
  • Spell My Name with an S
  • The Last Question
  • The Ugly Little Boy
  • Nightfall
  • Green Patches
  • Hostess
  • "Breeds there a Man..."
  • C-Chute
  • "In a Good Cause-"
  • What If-
  • Sally
  • Flies
  • "Nobody Here but-"
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Strikebreaker
  • Insert Knob A in Hole B
  • The Up-to-Date Sorcerer
  • Unto the Fourth Generation
  • What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • The Machine That Won the War
  • My Son, the Physicist
  • Eyes Do More Than See
  • Segregationist
  • I Just Make Them Up, See!
  • Rejection Slip

Original title: The Complete Stories: Volume 1
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionScience Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     Nightfall (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Breeds There a Man? (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Satisfaction Guaranteed (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Hostess (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Kid Stuff (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Sally (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Immortal Bard, the (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Last Trump, the (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Franchise (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Watery Place, the (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Last Question, the (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Gimmicks Three (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Living Space (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Dying Night, the (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Jokester (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Someday (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Message, the (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Dead Past, the (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Hell-Fire (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Fun They Had, the (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Strikebreaker (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Profession (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Feeling of Power, the (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Ugly Little Boy, the (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     All the Troubles of the World (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Spell My Name with an 'S' (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Machine That Won the War, the (1961) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     What Is This Thing Called Love? (1961) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Eyes Do More Than See (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov

Edition #1: Complete Stories: Volume 1, the

Complete Stories: Volume 1, the (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Complete Stories: Volume 1, the (1990)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0002241390
Pages: 614

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