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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades. He died, at the age 72, in April 1992.

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Atom
Written by Isaac Asimov
Plume | Trade Paperback | August 1992
$17.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-26834-0 (0-452-26834-6)

“Amazing… If you’ve been searching for a basic text on how the atom works, this is it.” —Booklist
 
“A masterpiece.”—Omni
 
The legendary Isaac Asimov starts what is perhaps the most fascinating of all his books with a simple query: how finely can a piece of matter be divided? But... Read more






The Caves of Steel
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | November 1991
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29340-1 (0-553-29340-0)

A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov’s Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.  

Like most... Read more






A Choice of Catastrophes
Written by Isaac Asimov
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1981
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90048-2 (0-449-90048-7)

Isaac Asimov, scientist, author, and Earth-dweller, explores the many potential natural and man-made catastrophes that could change life as we know it, or erase us from the face of the Earth.
 
Natural properties and laws might change at any time, rendering life on this planet—or anywhere in the universe—impossible. But... Read more






Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Written by Isaac Asimov
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 1980
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90020-8 (0-449-90020-7)

Isaac Asimov concludes that we are not alone! Using the most up-to-date astronomical research as the backdrop for speculation, Asimov confronts the possibilities of other-worldly life head-on in Extraterrestrial Civilizations.

In what will surely become one of the most provocative books ever written on the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe, the... Read more






Fantastic Voyage
Written by Isaac Asimov
Bantam | Paperback | July 1988
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-27572-8 (0-553-27572-0)

A fabulous adventure into the last frontier of man!

Attention! This is the last message you will receive until your mission is completed. You have sixty minutes once miniaturization is complete. You must be out of Benes’ body before then. If not, you will return to normal size and kill Benes regardless... Read more






Forward the Foundation
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | February 1994
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-56507-2 (0-553-56507-9)

Here, from a grand master of science fiction, is the long-awaited final novel of the greatest science fiction series ever told. Completed just before his death, Forward the Foundation is the crowning achievement of a great writer’s life, a stirring testament to the creative genius of Isaac Asimov.

As Hari Seldon struggles... Read more






Foundation
Written by Isaac Asimov
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38257-0 (0-553-38257-8)

The story of our future begins with the Foundation.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age... Read more






Foundation
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | October 1991
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29335-7 (0-553-29335-4)

The story of our future begins with the Foundation.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age... Read more






Foundation and Earth
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | August 2004
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58757-9 (0-553-58757-9)

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the great masterworks of science fiction. An ingenious blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women determined to shield enlightened humanity from a ceaseless threat of darkness and ultimate annihilation.

Golan... Read more






Foundation and Empire
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38258-7 (0-553-38258-6)

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity’s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and... Read more






Foundation and Empire
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | October 1991
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29337-1 (0-553-29337-0)

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity’s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and... Read more






Foundation's Edge
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | October 1991
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29338-8 (0-553-29338-9)

Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. With extraordinary vision they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women devoted to safeguarding humanity against an unyielding deluge... Read more






Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation
Written by Isaac Asimov, Introduction by Michael Dirda
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2010
$30.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59396-2 (0-307-59396-7)

Isaac Asimov’s seminal Foundation trilogy—one of the cornerstones of modern speculative fiction—in a single hardcover volume.

It is the saga of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has... Read more






The Gods Themselves
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | September 1990
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-28810-0 (0-553-28810-5)

In the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens. But even free energy has a price. The transference process itself will eventually lead to the destruction of the Earth's Sun—and... Read more






I, Asimov
Written by Isaac Asimov
Bantam | Paperback | January 1995
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-56997-1 (0-553-56997-X)

Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal... Read more






I, Robot
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38256-3 (0-553-38256-X)

This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart.
 
“A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike.”—The Guardian

I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, forever changed... Read more






I, Robot
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | November 1991
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29438-5 (0-553-29438-5)

This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart.
 
“A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike.”—The Guardian

I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, forever changed... Read more






Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
Written by Isaac Asimov
Fawcett | Paperback | November 1992
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-22059-7 (0-449-22059-1)

A thrilling nonfiction tour of the cosmos that brings the universe down to Earth, from one of the all-time masters of science fiction.
 
No one makes sense out of science like Isaac Asimov. Are you puzzled by pulsars? Baffled by black holes? Bewildered by the big bang? If so, here are succinct... Read more






Isaac Asimov
Written by Isaac Asimov
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | October 1990
$25.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-41627-6 (0-385-41627-X)

The first book of the definitive three-volume collection of short stories by the prolific Isaac Asimov, whose tales have delighted countless fans for over half a century--a must for every science fiction bookshelf. Read more






The Naked Sun
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | November 1991
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29339-5 (0-553-29339-7)

A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history:  the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.  On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants.  To... Read more






Nemesis
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | September 1990
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-28628-1 (0-553-28628-5)

“A totally new and original work that stretches his talents to their fullest . . . welcome back, champ!”—The Detroit News

In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its... Read more






Nightfall
Written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
Spectra | Paperback | August 1991
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29099-8 (0-553-29099-1)

On a planet with six suns, night is about to fall for the first time in two thousand years . . . 

The planet Kalgash is on the brink of chaos—but only a handful of people realize it. Kalgash knows only the perpetual light of day; for more than two millennia, some... Read more






Prelude to Foundation
Written by Isaac Asimov
Spectra | Paperback | March 1989
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-27839-2 (0-553-27839-8)

This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, bold ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide... Read more






Robot Dreams
Written by Isaac Asimov
Ace | Paperback | June 1990
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-441-73154-1 (0-441-73154-6)

From Isaac Asimov—the bestselling author of I, Robot and Foundation—comes a collection of 20 of his best science fiction stories.
 
“His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction.”—The New York Times
 
In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov—science writer, historian, and futurist—accurately predicted... Read more






Robot Visions
Written by Isaac Asimov
Ace | Paperback | March 1991
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-45064-7 (0-451-45064-7)

From Isaac Asimov, the Hugo Award-winning Grand Master of Science Fiction, comes five decades of robot visions: thirty-four landmark stories and essays—including three rare tales—gathered together in one volume.

Meet all of Asimov’s most famous creations including: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin... Read more





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