The Complete Stories, Volume 2

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Doubleday, 1992 - Fiction - 560 pages
52 Reviews
With more than 440 books to his credit, Asimov is undoubtedly the most prolific and best-known name in science fiction. This second volume in the series which will ultimately bring together all of his short fiction contains 40 science fiction stories illustrating the diversity of his formidable talent.

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Review: The Complete Stories, Vol. 2 (Cuentos completos #2)

User Review  - Rachana Vaidya - Goodreads

this is what i call a complete "thinker" stories book. the collections of stories kept me thinking days after reading it. the ugly little boy is about a time travel experiment which brings a ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Stories, Vol 1 (Cuentos completos #1)

User Review  - Jason Ruggles - Goodreads

This book is one of the best collection of short stories I've read. I love Asimov's ability to tell a compelling story in so few words, his nuanced humor and his imagination (albeit from a '50s viewpoint). But the thing I love most of all, is his short story "punch lines." Read full review

Contents

The Hazing
16
Death Sentence
30
Blind Alley
45
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, 1920. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. Asimov became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of eight. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. He went on to become one of the world's most prolific writers, publishing nearly 500 books in his lifetime. Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator. He studied chemistry at Columbia University, earning a B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. In 1951, Asimov accepted a position as an instructor of biochemistry at Boston University's School of Medicine even though he had no practical experience in the field. His exceptional intelligence enabled him to master new systems rapidly, and he soon became a successful and distinguished professor at Columbia and even co-authored a biochemistry textbook within a few years. Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction. While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction books of the period. He also introduced several innovative concepts, including the thematic concern for technological progress and its impact on humanity. Asimov is probably best known for his Foundation series, which includes Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. In 1966, this trilogy won the Hugo award for best all-time science fiction series. In 1983, Asimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation's Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. Asimov also wrote a series of robot books that included I, Robot, and eventually he tied the two series together. He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book of 1995, I. Asimov. "Nightfall" was chosen the best science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. In 1979, Asimov wrote his autobiography, In Memory Yet Green. He continued writing until just a few years before his death from heart and kidney failure on April 6, 1992.

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