Search Results: "Isaac Asimov"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 1980

"Asimov, ever admirable if exasperating, ends the book on the rebound, pounds lighter, and enthusiastic over projects to come—including (you guessed it) a fulfillment of the book's last line: 'To be continued.'"
The second volume of Asimov's blockbuster autobiography (begun with In Memory Yet Green, 1979) picks him up at age 34, teaching biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine and under fire as a sci-fi sensation, and leaves him, at 58, the Compleat Science Writer, dubbed by George Gaylord Simpson "a natural wonder and a natural resource." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 1978

"At half the length and with half the schmaltz, this 200th Asimov title would have been distinctly more memorable."
What happens when an overachiever with almost perfect recall is let loose on autobiography? Read full book review >

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BUY JUPITER AND OTHER STORIES by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 5, 1975

"Rain, Rain, Go Away' (a what's-with-the-family-next-door variant) click; most of the other 22 are pretty thin."
We are apparently destined to see the entire Asimov oeuvre recycled between hard covers in our lifetime. Read full book review >

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ROBOT DREAMS by Isaac Asimov
Released: Nov. 1, 1986

Another Asimov story collection, this one misleadingly titled—less than half the 21 stories, 1947-86, are about robots. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE, NUMBERS, AND I by Isaac Asimov
Released: May 10, 1968

"More of the same from Asimov's busy grotto."
The assiduous Mr. Asimov, in addition to his science fiction chillies, juveniles, and popular science books, admits to live count 'em five other books of science essays previously featured in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and this latest again contains a beaker full of science tidbits, restating of present controversies, flights of fancy, autobiographical anecdotes, and numerical parlor games. Read full book review >

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FANTASTIC VOYAGE II by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 18, 1987

"It slips down easily enough but leaves no lingering impression."
Not a sequel to the original Fantastic Voyage (a 1966 movie novelization), which Asimov chooses to ignore completely; the upshot isn't too much more than a sclerotically talky retread. Read full book review >

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ISAAC ASIMOV'S TREASURY OF HUMOR by Isaac Asimov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1971

"Isactly."
Unplugged Isaac's at the typewriter again, this time playing for laughs, guffaws, cackles, squeals, wheezes, whatever he can get. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? by Isaac Asimov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1971

"Please."

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 1964

Reference-reading book which gives short biographical sketches of some 000 scientists from the earliest times to the present, evaluates their contributions, and also relates their work to the development of the various sciences all over the world. Read full book review >

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ASIMOV ON SCIENCE FICTION by Isaac Asimov
Released: April 17, 1981

"But dutiful disciples of the Master will at least give it a once-over."
Believe it or not, this 55-piece collection of writings on sf is a first for the prolific, erratic, unself-critical Asimov. Read full book review >

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THE GODS THEMSELVES by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 1972

"Asimov's following will enjoy the innovative clutter of math, physics, and those oozy para-Universe 'Soft Ones,' but articulated speculations proceed at a long, slow crawl."
Asimov's first full-length science fiction novel in 15 years features an impossible glut of protons, called "Plutonium-186," starter for a two-way energy-flow project between Earth and a parallel universe. Read full book review >

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EXPLORING THE EARTH AND THE COSMOS by Isaac Asimov
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 1982

"Vintage Asimov that will please fans—and also a lively introduction to science for teens or pre-teens."
The title, though accurate, does not catch the flavor of this latest Asimov—which reveals his fascination with limits and man's "restless desire" to push beyond. Read full book review >