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The Early Asimov ; Or, Eleven Years of Trying: Vol.2 (Panther Science Fiction) (v. 2) epub

by Isaac Asimov


The Early Asimov ; Or, Eleven Years of Trying: Vol.2 (Panther Science Fiction) (v. 2) epub

ISBN: 0586039368

ISBN13: 978-0586039366

Author: Isaac Asimov

Category: Science Fiction

Subcategory: Science Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (February 21, 1974)

Pages: 240 pages

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Rating: 4.9

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Most of Asimov's popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back . 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.

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.

Early Asimov : The Callistan Menace - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : Ring Around the Sun - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : The . Cheap tub-thumping revivalist anti-space anti-science moron defiance moonshot success plaudits

Early Asimov : The Callistan Menace - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : Ring Around the Sun - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : The Magnificent Possession - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : Trends - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : Black Friar of the Flame - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : Half-Breed - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov : The Secret Sense - Isaac Asimov Early Asimov . Cheap tub-thumping revivalist anti-space anti-science moron defiance moonshot success plaudits. out of 5. Venusians do cool and crazy stuff too, so we maybe shouldn't annihilate them.

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Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, 1920. In 1983, Asimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation's Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. 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.

Start by marking The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of. .

Start by marking The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. They don't quite all fit on my scanner. Speaking of fiction, let's get that out of the way first. This is, essentially, a leftovers collection. By the early 70s, most of Asimov's output had been collected.

The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying is a 1972 collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov. List Chapter or Page: 1. Introduction. 2. Chapter One. 3. Chapter Two. 4. Chapter Three.

Early Asimov by Chris Foss. Isaac Asimov - The Early Asimov 2. and the rest of the robotic race had read the three laws, proposed by Asimov. Lucky for them, the majority of humanity was bored to tears by historical science fiction. Thus space was colonized and adventure unleashed upon the galaxy. Visions of the Future: Science fiction art from 1976. The Futuristic Age of Retro Sci-Fi. CHRIS FOSS - art for The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying Volume 2 by Isaac Asimov - 1974 Panther Books. science fiction – DUKEPOPE.

From Isaac Asimov, the writer whose name is synonymous with robots and the science of robotics, here are .

From Isaac Asimov, the writer whose name is synonymous with robots and the science of robotics, here are five decades of robot visions-thirty-four landmark stories and essays, including three rare tales-gathered together in one volume. It collects twelve stories by Asimov, nine reprinted from mystery or science fiction magazines and three previously unpublished, together with a general introduction, and an afterword following each story by the author. Each story involves the club members' knowledge of trivia.

Volume 1. Asimov Isaac. Isaac Asimov The Early Asimov. Volume 1. or, Eleven Years of Trying. Everyone who has ever met me knows just how amenable to flattery I am, and if you think I can withstand this kind of flattery for more than half a second (as a rough estimate), you are quite wrong.

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If you've read the Foundations series there are other novels that lead up to that series. And there is one story in this book, called Mother Earth, that is part of the lead up to the Foundation series. This book consists of Asimov's early writings and if you want to see where it all began, this is the book to began with.
I like the master's fiction very much and try to collect the whole collection. This completed the Early Asimov's which are the best of his writings.
Read Asimov ....have most of the fiction he wrote.... includes some early stories I did not have....Had to buy used...hate used books
A combined, or original, or however you like to look at it volume of the stories that could also be obtained from Panther etc. in 3 volumes.

The First Eight :

The stories here are pretty woeful, barring a couple (and one cheesy space opera that makes you laugh), but volume 2 improves, and volume 3 again, so you see how he is getting better. More interesting are his interactions with editors and story genesis anecodotes, again.

He freely admits some of these ain't good, too.

The Next Twelve :

Not much in here is worth reading in the fictional sense, it is an exercise in Asimovian completion. The fun stories Christmas on Ganymede and the ghost in court tale of Legal Rites being exceptions, and the collaboration with Pohl.

What is much more interesting is Asimov recounting the situation surrounding each story, and his relationships with editors - such as making up Foundation to appeal to Campbell with all humans in the universe, because Campbell didn't like stories where aliens beat up the monkey boys and girls.

People now will find some of these truly horrible, but the autobiographical bits will be of interest.

The Final Seven :

This is part of a three volume collection, it seems, and here is what Asimov stars his introduction with, talking about the early forties :-

"After 'Time Pwssy' there followed a two-month period during which I wrote nothing. The reasons were twofold. In the first place, Pearl Harbor put the United States in the war the day I wrote Time Pwssy,' and those debacle were too disastrous and heartbreaking to allow much in the way of fiction composing.

If that in itself weren't enough, the time had come to try, once again, the qualifying examinations that would, or would not, grant me very much felt myself to be dangling over the abyss. A second failure to pass would probably mean an end for me at Columbia. Hours when I wasn't working in my father's candy store or hanging over the radio, I had to be studying. There was time for nothing else
Hedging my bets rather desperately, I registered for graduate work at New York University, just in case I did not pass once again examinations, at the end of January 1942, I actually attended a few classes at N.Y.U. while waiting for the results to be announced suspense. On Friday, the thirteenth of February, the results were announced. I had passed, this time."

Early Asimov : The Callistan Menace - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Ring Around the Sun - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Magnificent Possession - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Trends - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Black Friar of the Flame - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Half-Breed - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Secret Sense - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : H0m0 Sol - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Half-Breeds on Venus - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Imaginary - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Heredity - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : History - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Christmas On Ganymede - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Little Man on the Subway - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Hazing - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Super-Neutron - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Not Final! - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Legal Rites - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Time Pwssy - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Author! Author! - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Death Sentence - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Blind Alley - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : No Connection - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : The Red Queen's Race - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov : Mother Earth - Isaac Asimov

One stowaway kid, and a few giant space centipedes.

2.5 out of 5

Space Mail service Brains.

2 out of 5

New metal job.

3 out of 5

Cheap tub-thumping revivalist anti-space anti-science moron defiance moonshot success plaudits.

3.5 out of 5

Venusians do cool and crazy stuff too, so we maybe shouldn't annihilate them.

2.5 out of 5

This one is awesomely cheesy, the further it goes on. :) :

"You wish a Total War'a Galactic Crusade," Kane spoke in a whisper, "yet who should know better than I that a Total War has been impossible for these thousand years."

...

"Oh, pink devils of Sirius! I'm afraid to look. Is that old hag actually moving in our direction?"

...

"By Vega! Blast me, if you're not right. Good! Storm the Memorial!"

...

"The entire Sector is patrolled by the lizards. All avenues of approach to the Memorial have been shut off."

...

"The Lhasinu aren't defeated, or anywhere near defeated; make no mistake about that Even now the Solar Guard is flashing to Earth, and the forces on the outer planets are being called back. In no time at all, the entire Lhasinuic Empire will converge upon Earth and the reckoning will be a terrible and bloody one. We must have help!"

...

"In two hours, the Lhasinuic demand for surrender had been scornfully rejected and the hundred ships of the Human squadron spread outwards on the expanding surface of an imaginary sphere'the standard defense formation of a surrounded fleet'and the Battle for Earth was on."

...

"At the prow, a section of armor plate had slid aside and a glittering shaft of metal had lunged outward viciously. One hundred feet long, it narrowed gracefully from a base ten feet in diameter to a needle-sharp diamond point. In the sunlight, the chrome-steel of the shaft gleamed in flaming splendor. And every other ship of the Human squadron was likewise equipped. Each had become ten, fifteen, twenty, fifty thousand tons of driving rapier. Swordfish of space!"

3.5 out of 5

Tweenie friends.

3 out of 5

Racial ability.

2 out of 5

Earth joines the Federation.

2 out of 5

Finding the local Earthmen.

2.5 out of 5

Squid and shrink tests.

2 out of 5

Twin experiment planet problems. With bad singing.

2.5 out of 5

A spot of interplanetary war weaponry.

3 out of 5

Santa impersonation for the Jovian natives

3.5 out of 5

Gud training train.

3.5 out of 5

New Solarian student sacrifice stunt.

2.5 out of 5

Solar System end story surprise.

3 out of 5

Jovian attack force field solution.

3 out of 5

Ghost defense property case.

3.5 out of 5

Four dimension cat warm freeze.

3 out of 5

Mystery character life.

3.5 out of 5

Robot world experiment.

3 out of 5

Trinket exchange empathy escape.

4 out of 5

Monkey people maladjustment.

3 out of 5

Chemical time properties.

3 out of 5

Atomic energy time depletion.

3 out of 5

Problems fitting in.

3 out of 5
Like volume 2, the stories here are pretty woeful, barring a couple (and one cheesy space opera that makes you laugh), but volume 2 improves, and volume 3 again, so you see how he is getting better. More interesting are his interactions with editors and story genesis anecodotes, again.

He freely admits some of these ain't good, too.

Early Asimov 1 : The Callistan Menace - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov 1 : Ring Around the Sun - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov 1 : The Magnificent Possession - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov 1 : Trends - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov 1 : The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov 1 : Black Friar of the Flame - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov 1 : Half-Breed - Isaac Asimov
Early Asimov 1 : The Secret Sense - Isaac Asimov

One stowaway kid, and a few giant space centipedes.

2.5 out of 5

Space Mail service Brains.

2 out of 5

New metal job.

3 out of 5

Cheap tub-thumping revivalist anti-space anti-science moron defiance moonshot success plaudits.

3.5 out of 5

Venusians do cool and crazy stuff too, so we maybe shouldn't annihilate them.

2.5 out of 5

This one is awesomely cheesy, the further it goes on. :) :

"You wish a Total War'a Galactic Crusade," Kane spoke in a whisper, "yet who should know better than I that a Total War has been impossible for these thousand years."

...

"Oh, pink devils of Sirius! I'm afraid to look. Is that old hag actually moving in our direction?"

...

"By Vega! Blast me, if you're not right. Good! Storm the Memorial!"

...

"The entire Sector is patrolled by the lizards. All avenues of approach to the Memorial have been shut off."

...

"The Lhasinu aren't defeated, or anywhere near defeated; make no mistake about that Even now the Solar Guard is flashing to Earth, and the forces on the outer planets are being called back. In no time at all, the entire Lhasinuic Empire will converge upon Earth and the reckoning will be a terrible and bloody one. We must have help!"

...

"In two hours, the Lhasinuic demand for surrender had been scornfully rejected and the hundred ships of the Human squadron spread outwards on the expanding surface of an imaginary sphere'the standard defense formation of a surrounded fleet'and the Battle for Earth was on."

...

"At the prow, a section of armor plate had slid aside and a glittering shaft of metal had lunged outward viciously. One hundred feet long, it narrowed gracefully from a base ten feet in diameter to a needle-sharp diamond point. In the sunlight, the chrome-steel of the shaft gleamed in flaming splendor. And every other ship of the Human squadron was likewise equipped. Each had become ten, fifteen, twenty, fifty thousand tons of driving rapier. Swordfish of space!"

3.5 out of 5

Tweenie friends.

3 out of 5

Racial ability.

2 out of 5

2.5 out of 5