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Isaac Asimov - Gold (The Final Science Fiction Collection) (2nd Hand Paperback)

£6.70
SKU B002244
Synopsis

Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection is a 1995 collection of stories and essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories, which comprise the volume's first half, are short pieces which had remained uncollected at the time of Asimov's death.

Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of science fiction for its practitioners, its millions of readers, and the world at large.

The first section contains stories that range from the humorous to the profound, at the heart of which is the title story, Gold, a moving and revealing drama about a writer who gambles everything on a chance at immortality: a gamble Asimov himself made -- and won.

The second section contains the grand master's ruminations on the SF genre itself.

And the final section is comprised of Asimov's thoughts on the craft and writing of science fiction.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 1995 (Eos / Harper Collins - US Edition)
  • ISBN : 9780060556525
  • SKU : B002244
  • PPC : SP400gm
  • RRP : $14.95
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The short stories were like reading liquid light. I had forgotten, since it's been a while since I'd read Asimov, what an amazing storyteller he could be. As a reader, I felt his prose flowed like magic. His stories were all page-turners that left me feeling satisfied, whether it was a light snack (there's a couple of three-page stories) to a full meal deal (Gold, the title story).

I also enjoyed his non-fiction writing immensely. He was a thoughtful, intelligent man with a self-deprecating, dry wit that I think tickles my Canadian sense of humour especially well." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books. He also wrote an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Asimov wrote hard science fiction.

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