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“One of the world’s premier science fiction writers.”
“Isaac Asimov is the greatest explainer of the age.”
“For fifty years it was Isaac Asimov’s tone of address that all the other voices of SF obeyed…. For five decades his was the voice to which SF came down in the end. His was the default voice of SF.”
--The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Born in Russia, Isaac Asimov lived in Boston and in New York City for most of his life. He died in 1992 at the age of seventy-two.
I have read a few Asimov books lately and they are all very good I would recommend this one and all of his others.Published 23 months ago by Jordan
This story connects the Empire series together with the foundation series. On its own it is nothing spectacular--certainly not one of Asimov's finer works (though it may be... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by Steven M. Balke Jr.
It is really an enormous tragedy that so many of Isaac Asimov's greatest Science Fiction works remain out of print. The three 'Empire' novels by Asimov are a great example. Read morePublished on May 30 2000 by Peter Dykhuis
I give this book 5 stars because it is classic Asimov. However, there are points in this book that are inconsistent with Asimov's later novels. Read morePublished on March 29 2000
This book is great. The only problem with it is i didn't like the ending (same with Foundation Edge) but after reading it again , i decided that it was good one. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 1999
Although technically incorrect on some points, i.e. the effects of radiation on humans, this can be excused for the fact that the novel was written in 1949 if I remember correctly. Read morePublished on July 11 1999
I did not read this book because everyplace I looked it was out of stock. I've heard good things about this 'Isaac Asimov' and wish to read his other books.Published on June 20 1999
This is Isaac Asimov's first published science fiction novel and a nice introduction to 1950s science fiction. I first read it when I was a teenager. Read morePublished on May 9 1999 by R. D. Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org)