Complete List of Isaac Asimov Books 1950-1963

Pebble in the Sky
by Isaac Asimov
One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as 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. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest.
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I, Robot
by Isaac Asimov
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 givein 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.
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The Stars, Like Dust
by Isaac Asimov
Fleeing an unknown assassin after surviving a radiation bomb planted in his dorm room, naïve University of Earth student Biron Farrell is outraged by the subsequent murder of his father and finds himself entangled in a web of deep-space rebellion, political intrigue, and espionage. 15,000 first printing.
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Foundation
by Isaac Asimov
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
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David Starr, Space Ranger
by Isaac Asimov
Starr uncovers a Martian plot to ruin the economy of the earth's galactic colonies
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Foundation and Empire
by Isaac Asimov
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...? From the Paperback edition.
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The Currents of Space
by Isaac Asimov
High above the planet Florinia, the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort. Down in the eternal spring of the planet, however, the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters. Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible. Not only do the Florinians no longer have a concept of freedom, any disruption of the vital kyrt trade would cause other planets to rise in protest, ultimately destabilizing trade and resulting in a galactic war. So the Trantorian Empire, whose grand plan is to unite all humanity in peace, prosperity, and freedom, has stood aside and allowed the oppression to continue. Living among the workers of Florinia, Rik is a man without a memory or a past. He has been abducted and brainwashed. Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found, Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives. But as his memories begin to return, Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver: Everyone on Florinia is doomed . . . the Currents of Space are bringing destruction. But if the planet is evacuated, the power of Sark will end--so some would finish the job and would kill the messenger. The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance.
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Second Foundation
by Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies. The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed…before it destroys them. From the Paperback edition.
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Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids
by Isaac Asimov
Lucky Starr, a member of the Council of Science, decides that the only way to stop the asteroid pirates is to infiltrate one of their secret bases
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Caves of Steel
by Isaac Asimov
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. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot--and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!
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Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus
by Isaac Asimov
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The Martian Way and Other Science Fiction Stories
by Isaac Asimov
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The End of Eternity
by Isaac Asimov
Humanity has found the ultimate way to fix its own mistakes, make them never happen. In this book, a group of men that lives outside of time, the "Eternals", modify time. Harlan Andrews, a low ranking technician, is loyal to the idea that unites all Eternals: it is better to change time to help the many, even if it means hurting the few. That is, until he learns that the woman he has fallen in love with, Noys, will be eliminated in a soon to occur time change. So, violating the principals he had always held to as an Eternal, Harlan saves his lover. But soon, he finds that he is part of a much larger conspiracy.
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Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury
by Isaac Asimov
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The Naked Sun
by Isaac Asimov
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!
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Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter
by Isaac Asimov
A secret project to develop antigravity had been taking place on Jupiter IX for six years when the Council of Science learned that information about the project had been leaked to the Sirians. Lucky Starr and his partner John Bigman Jones are sent to investigate.
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Earth Is Room Enough
by Isaac Asimov
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Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn
by Isaac Asimov
Lucky Starr and his crew travel through space in pursuit of an enemy agent carrying a stolen capsule containing important information about Earth.
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A Whiff of Death
by Isaac Asimov
The murder of his graduate student in the University chemistry laboratory causes an assistant professor to turn sleuth
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Nine Tomorrows
by Isaac Asimov
One of this master's finest. Also use The Currents of Space (1985), End of Eternity (1986), and Casebook of the Black Widowers (1985).
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The Clock We Live on
by Isaac Asimov
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Words of Science
by Isaac Asimov
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Realm of Numbers
by Isaac Asimov
Basic concepts about numbers from zero to infinity are introduced and explained.
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Breakthroughs in science
by Isaac Asimov
A collection of twenty-six brief biographies of such pioneers in science as Archimedes, Gutenberg, Newton, Faraday, Darwin and Einstein.
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Satellites in Outer Space
by Isaac Asimov
Describes man-made satellites, how they work, and their importance in gathering information about natural phenomena and the characteristics of outer space.
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The Wellsprings of Life
by Isaac Asimov
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Realm of Algebra
by Isaac Asimov
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Life and Energy
by Isaac Asimov
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Fact and Fancy
by Isaac Asimov
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The Hugo Winners
by Isaac Asimov
This collection features nine prize-winning science fiction stories for the years 1980-1982 by Barry B. Longyear, Gordon R. Dickson, Clifford D. Simak, Poul Anderson, Roger Zelazny, John Varley, and George R.R. Martin
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Words from the Exodus
by Isaac Asimov
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The Genetic Code
by Isaac Asimov
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The Human Body
by Isaac Asimov
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