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Asimov, Isaac 1920-1992

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I, robot by Isaac Asimov( Book )

349 editions published between 1930 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 5,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark
Foundation's edge by Isaac Asimov( Book )

124 editions published between 1982 and 2021 in 11 languages and held by 4,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interplanetary intrigue, hyperspace pursuit, and future technology combine with a desperate search for the planet Earth
Foundation and empire by Isaac Asimov( Book )

195 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 3,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets ...?
Second foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

245 editions published between 1951 and 2021 in 12 languages and held by 3,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he was getting closer all the time. The men of the Foundation sought it, too, to escape from Mule's mind control. Only Arkady, a 14 year-old girl, seemed to have the answer-- or did she?
Foundation and earth by Isaac Asimov( Book )

106 editions published between 1986 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 3,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the Foundation trilogy. Golan Trevise, former councliman of the First Foundation, is entrusted with formidable task--to determine the future of Galactic development
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

103 editions published between 1970 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 3,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Foundation Book." When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. After he presents his paper on psychohistory, he becomes the most wanted man in the Empire
Foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

213 editions published between 1951 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 3,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Galactic Empire declines, psychohistorian Hari Seldon and his band of psychobiologists form the Foundation, designed to be the nucleus of an eventual ideal universal ruling corporation
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov( Book )

64 editions published between 1922 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalgash is a world on the edge of chaos, torn between religious fanaticism and scientific rationalism. Their civilization is threatened by Nightfall, the first sunset in over two thousand years
The robots of dawn by Isaac Asimov( Book )

100 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Elijah Bailey and his robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw are sent to the Spacer world of Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide
Forward the foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

90 editions published between 1951 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov thrilled millions of readers with his internationally bestselling Foundation Series, a spell-binding tale of the future that spans hundreds of years and dozens of worlds. Here, now, is Forward the Foundation, the seventh and final volume in the series. Completed just before his death, it is the Grand Master's last gift to his legions of admirers. Here, at last, is the story Asimov fans have been waiting for, an exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense that chronicles the second half of hero Hari Seldon's life as he struggles to perfect his revolutionary Theory of Psychohistory and establish the means by which the survival of humanity will be ensured: Foundation. For, as Seldon and his loyal band of followers know, the mighty Galactic Empire is crumbling, and its inevitable destruction will wreak havoc Galaxy-wide ... A resounding tour de force, Forward the Foundation brings full circle Asimov's renowned Foundation epic. It is the crowning achievement of a great writer's life, and a stunning testament to the creative genius of Isaac Asimov
Fantastic voyage : a novel by Isaac Asimov( Book )

74 editions published between 491 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 2,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed
The gods themselves by Isaac Asimov( Book )

134 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitants from the earth, the moon, and another planet are drawn together by their concern about unrestrained material progress
Nemesis by Isaac Asimov( Book )

53 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A space colony arrives at a planet only to find it is slated for destruction
Asimov's biographical encyclopedia of science and technology : the lives and achievements of 1510 great scientists from ancient times to the present chronologically arranged by Isaac Asimov( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in English and held by 2,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each numbered entry gives short to lengthy biographical information. Chronological arrangement. Most biographies from previous editions have been expanded as new information became available to author. Subject and name index
Robots and empire by Isaac Asimov( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Kelden Amadiro is determined to bring total annihilation of the planet Earth, but Lady Gladia vows to stop him at any cost and seal Earth's fate and all who live there
Asimov's chronology of science and discovery by Isaac Asimov( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the significant events of science from 4,000,000 B.C. to the present and the effect of cultural, social, and political events
Asimov's guide to Shakespeare by Isaac Asimov( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the historical, legendary, and mythological background of 38 plays and 2 narrative poems
The caves of steel by Isaac Asimov( Book )

149 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearing a violent confrontation between Earthmen and Spacers, Detective Baley and his new partner, a robot, investigate the murder of a Spacetown scientist
The naked sun by Isaac Asimov( Book )

157 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots?unthinkable under the laws of Robotics?or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!
Pebble in the sky by Isaac Asimov( Book )

141 editions published between 1950 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in 1949 Chicago. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two
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Alternative Names

controlled identityDr. "A", 1920-1992

controlled identityFrench, Paul, 1920-1992

A, Dr

"A", Dr. 1920-1992

Aizeks Azimovs


Asimov, Aĭzek, 1920-1992

Asimov, I.

Asimov I. 1920-1992

Asimov, Isaac

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-

Asimov, Isaac 1920-1992

Asimov, Isaac pseud. Paul French

Asimov, Isaac, pseud. Paul French, 1920-1992

Asimov Isaak

Asimov, Isaak 1920-1992

Asimov, Isac

Asimov, Isak

Asimov, Izaak

Asimovas Isaacas

Asimovʹs, Isaac

Asimow, Isaac

Asimow, Isaac 1920-1992

Asīmūf, Aysāk 1920-1992

Āsīmūf, Āyzāk 1920-1992

Āsīmūf, Īzāk 1920-1992

Ayzek Əzimov

Azimov, A.

Azimov, A. 1920-1992

Azimov, Aizek

Azimov Aĭzek (1920-1992)

Azimov, Ajzek.

Azimov, Ajzek 1920-1992

Azimov Ayzek

Azimov, Ayzek 1920-1992

Azimov Isaac

Azimov Isaac (1920-1992)

Azimovas A.

Azimovas Aizakas

Azimovas Aizekas

Azimovs, A. (Aizeks), 1920-1992

Azimovs, Aizeks, 1920-1992

Azimow, Ajzjek 1920-1992

Azīmūf, Isḥāq 1920-1992

Dale, George E., 1920-1992

Dr A

Dr. "A" 1920-1992

French P. 1920-1992

French Paul

French Paul 1920-1992

French, Paul, pseud.

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov American writer and professor (1920–1992)

Isaac Asimov američki pisac znanstvene fantastike i biokemičar

Isaac Asimov americký spisovateľ a biochemik

Isaac Asimov Amerikaans schrijver

Isaac Asimov Amerikalı yazar

Isaac Asimov Amerikano a mannurat

Isaac Asimov amerykański pisarz

Isaac Asimov autor e professor russo-americano

Isaac Asimov biochimico e scrittore statunitense

Isaac Asimov écrivain russe naturalisé américain

Isaac Asimov escriptor nord-americà

Isaac Asimov escritor estadounidense de origen ruso

Isaac Asimov Nivîskarê pevxistina zanistî

Isaac Asimov orosz származású amerikai író és biokémikus

Isaac Asimov profesor de bioquímica, autor de ciencia ficción e divulgador científico

Isaac Asimov rysk-amerikansk författare

Isaac Asimov scriptor statounitese de obras de scientia-fiction e popularisation de scientia

Isaac Asimov United States of America karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Isaac Asimov US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Isaac Asimov usona verkisto kaj biokemiisto

Isaac Asimov yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja kemisti

Isaak Ozimov

Ozimov, Isaak Judah 1920-1992

Ozimov, Isaak Udovič.

Ozimow, Isaak Judowicz.

Ισαάκ Ασίμωφ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας και βιοχημικός

Азiмов А. 1920-1992

Азимов А.

Азимов А. 1920-1992

Азимов, А. (Айзек), 1920-1992

Азимов Айзек

Азимов, Айзек 1920-1992

Азимов Айзек Америка фантаст-яҙыусыһы, фәнде популярлаштырыусы, биохимик

Азимов И. Ю. 1920-1992

Айзек Азимов Америка язучысы-фантаст, фәнне популярлаштыручы, биохимик

Айзек Азимов американский писатель-фантаст, популяризатор науки, биохимик

Айзек Азимов Нависандаи фантасти амрикоӣ, тарғибкунандаи илм, биохимик

Айзек Азімов американський письменник, фантаст, популяризатор науки

Айзък Азимов американски писател и биохимик

Айзэк Азімаў амерыканскі пісьменнік-фантаст, папулярызатар навукі, па прафесіі біяхімік

Ајзак Асимов амерички писац и професор

Исак Асимов

Озимов И. 1920-1992

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אייזיק אסימאוו

אייזק אסימוב ביוכימאי וסופר יהודי אמריקאי

אסימוב, א.

אסימוב, א, 1920-

אסימוב, א 1920-1992

אסימוב, איזאק, 1920-

אסימוב, איזאק 1920-1992

אסימוב, איזק

אסימוב, איזק, 1920-1992

אסימוב, אייזק

אסימוב, אייזק 1920-1992

אסימוב, יצחק, 1920-1992

أزيموف، إسحاق، 1920-1992

أزيموف، اسحق، 1920-

أزيموف، اسحق، 1920-1992

إسحاق عظيموف، 1920-1992

إسحق أسيموف، 1920-1992

اسحق عظيموف

إسحق عظيموف كاتب وأستاذ أمريكي

أسيموف، إسحاق، 1920-1992

أسيموف، إسحق، 1920-1992

آسيموف، آيزاک، 1920-1992

آئزک ایزیموف

آئزک ایسیموو

آیزاک آسیموف

آیزاک عظیموف نویسنده آمریکایی روسی تبارِ ژانر علمی تخیلی

عظيموف، إسحق، 1920-1992

ئىسساك ئاسىموۋ

आईज़ैक असिमोव

आयझॅक आसिमॉव्ह

আইজাক আসিমভ

ਆਏਜ਼ੈਕ ਐਸੀਮੋਵ

ஐசாக் அசிமோவ்

ఐజాక్ అసిమోవ్ అమెరికన్ రచయిత

ಐಸಾಕ್ ಅಸಿಮೋವ್

ഐസക് അസിമൊവ്

ไอแซค อสิมอฟ

ໄອຊັກ ແອຊິມອບ

აიზეკ აზიმოვი

აიზეკ აზიმოვი ამერიკელი მწერალი

아시모브, 아이삭크 1920-1992

아시모브, 이삭크 1920-1992

아시모프, 아이작 1920-1992

아이작 아시모프 미국의 작가

아지모프, 아이작 1920-1992

에시모프, 아이작 1920-1992

アイザック・アシモフ アメリカ合衆国の作家・生化学者

アイザックアシモフ 1920-1992

アシモフ, I

アジモフ, アイザック

アシモフ, アイザック 1920-1992




艾萨克·阿西莫夫 美國作家和教授