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Monday August 30, 2004
06:42 AM


[ #20630 ]

I was planning on buying some books by Isaac Asimov, but he left me with the enormous task of picking one or two out of them all... :-)

A library near my house has two of them: "Azazel" and "Nine Tomorrows". Are these two good? Would you suggest different ones? :-|

Thanks for your comments in advance O:-)

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  • are "Nightfall" and "Foundation", both of which were good.
  • Don't know anything about "Azazel". "Nine Tomorrows" is a pretty good collection of short stories and contains "The Last Question" and "The Ugly Little Boy" which are both amongst his best.

    If you want start reading Asimov my first advice would be "don't bother". Like most of the SF authors who first came to prominence in the 40s and 50s, his stuff seems very dull and uninteresting these days.

    But if you really want to do it, then I'd recommend starting with I, Robot and The Caves of Steel. The first three
  • Azazel is a collection of stories about Asimov himself and his little demon friend Azazel. Not his best work. You migh find it enjoyable, light reading if you don't read more than one or two stories in one go, but if you can get some of his better work (Foundation, Caves of Steel, I Robot), then read those.

    Asimov has written some very good short stories; I haven't read Nine Tomorrows, but it sounds good. I remember reading "The Last Question" in another collection when I began reading SF, and I was very im