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The author of the book: Isaac Asimov
Date of issue: February 1st 1996
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ISBN 13: 9780061054099
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Gold is Isaac Asimov's first original collection of science fiction in over a decade. It is also his last science fiction collection one containing all of his uncollected SF stories that have never before appeared in book form.
Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendant genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of SF for its practitioners, for its millions of readers, and for the world at large. The stories collected here for the first time range from the humorous to the profound, for Asimov was engaged until the end of his days in the work of redefining and expanding the boundaries of the literature he loved, and indeed, helped create. And there is more. For at the heart of this extraordinary compendium is the title story, "Gold," a moving and revealing drama about a writer who gambles everything on a chance at immortality—a gamble Asimov himself made. And won.
The Final Stories
* Left to Right
* The Instability
* Alexander the God
* In the Canyon
* Good-bye to Earth
* Feghoot and the Courts
* Kid Brother
* The Nations in Space
* The Smile of the Chipper
On Science Fiction
* The Longest Voyage
* Inventing a Universe
* Flying Saucers and Science Fiction
* The Science Fiction Blowgun
* The Robot Chronicles
* Golden Age Ahead
* The All-Human Galaxy
* Science Fiction Series
* Outsiders, Insider
* Science Fiction Anthologies
* The Influence of Science Fiction
* Women and Science Fiction
* Religion and Science Fiction
On Writing Science Fiction
* The Name of Our Field
* Writing for Young People
* Book Reviews
* What Writers Go Through
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Read information about the authorIsaac 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 one of the most prolific writers 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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