The Edge of Tomorrow

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  • Title: The Edge of Tomorrow
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780312932008
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Isaac Asimov

    Isaac 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 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 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 Isaac Asimov 2007, November 29 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 21 50, November 29, 2007, from enpedia wiki Isaac_As

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    • K. Rezaiezadeh said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      Very surprised this doesn't have more reviews - I may not have the brainpower to really understand the nitty gritty of some of the essays, but Asimov's zippy enough of a storyteller to keep me interested anyway. Some great short stories too - sure they're generally more cerebral than heart-wrenching, but don't let that detract you. These are some smart and very readable stories - plus, 'The Ugly Little Boy' reads like Asimov responding to all the critics who call him out for placing ideas over c [...]

    • Ernest said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      Both the short stories and essays were equally interesting in their own way. Fiction that engages a cognitive part of the mind is almost as rare as scientific essays that both manage to engage and entertain. I will admit that some of the science and math in the essays went over my head, but this says more about my declining math and science attention span than the quality of the work.

    • Doug Plamping said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      I'm not a short story fan, this was a book I've kept on my shelf forever.

    • Gus said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      Wow, this was a fun read; different. I liked the "essay" format and the mix of fiction and non-fiction. And, I liked reading the original nightfall. I'd read the book. The short story was good as well.

    • Yvonne said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      I want to read Nightfall (a short story in this book), recommended by Keilor in Tthe Writer's Almanac 1/2/2011.

    • Salim said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      Unique is where you find itThe Billiard Ball

    • David said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      so so

    • Cheri said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      Really enjoyed the different perspectives of scientists in these short stories. 'The Last Question' is my all-time favorite short story.

    • Katherine Jensen said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      Paperback, own

    • Lindsay said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      Admittedly not one of my favorite Asimov books as some of the stories were more factual, and I'm not a huge short story fan, but not a bad read anyway.

    • SaraKat said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 00:51 AM

      A fun mix of science fiction short stories and essays on science. My favorite was Asimov's favorite "The Last Question".

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