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Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.23 MB
v The author of the book: Isaac Asimov
Edition: Running Press
Date of issue: January 21st 1993
ISBN: 088184795X
ISBN 13: 9780881847956
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Very disappointed, I expected a lot more due to the high rating and these are supposed to be some of the best stories of the 70s. Overall 2/5 and here is the breakdown.

"Born with the Dead" by Robert Silverberg 2/5
Interesting take on the Zombie story but failed to

"The Moon Goddess and the Son" by Donald Kingsbury 2/5
Good story with a completely unlikable protagonist. Bitchy, whinny and manipulative and thinks the world owes her something.

"Tin Soldier" by Joan D. Vinge 2.5/5
Interesting, but went nowhere.

"In the Problem Pit" by Frederik Pohl 4/5
One of two that I really liked. Sequester bunch of strangers together underground to solve world problems.

"Riding the Torch" by Norman Spinrad -5/5
Absolute crap and totally boring with another totally unlikable protagonist. Don't know why this story has been rated so high. I found it extremely pretentious with no redeeming value whatsoever.

"Mouthpiece" by Edward Wellen 2/5
I almost stopped reading because the beginning was so annoying and didn't make any sense. Once you get past the prologue it gets better. This had potential but didn't go anywhere with it.

"ARM" by Larry Niven 4/5
Another one that I like. Good mystery with a scientific twist.

"The Persistence of Vision" by John Varley 2/5
Don't know what to make of it. Had potential but stopped short.

"The Queen of Air and Darkness" by Poul Anderson 3/5
Interesting mix of fairly tale and alien encounter

"The Monster and the Maiden" by Gordon R. Dickson 3/5
Monster tale with a twist.


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Ebook The Mammoth Book of Fantastic Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1970s read Online! Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy).

Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. He penned numerous short stories, among them "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.

Most of Asimov's popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery.

Asimov was a long-time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as "brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs" He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association. The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov's Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor.

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