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Gold

The Final Science Fiction Collection

Gold( )
Author: Asimov, Isaac
ISBN:978-0-00-648202-4
Publication Date:Jun 1996
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Imprint:Voyager
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.95
Book Description:

The last Isaac Asimov science fiction collection which contains all of his previously uncollected stories.

Gold is Isaac Asimov's last science fiction collection, one containing all of his uncollected SF stories that had never before appeared in book form. Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-five year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of SF for its practitioners, for its millions of readers, and for...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Fiction Writing
Literary Criticism / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11.3 x 17.6 x 2.8 cm
Book Weight:0.236 Kilograms
Author Biography
Asimov, Isaac (Author)
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



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