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Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Isaac Asimov books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Complete Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series Books 1-7 (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, Foundation’s Edge, Foundation and Earth, Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation) (2016)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe Complete Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series Books 1-7 (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, Foundation’s Edge, Foundation and Earth, Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation)…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

2. I, Robot (2008)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf  I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, forever changed the world’s perception of artificial intelligence. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading 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 Asimov’s trademark.  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…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

3. The End of Eternity: A Novel (2011)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfOne of Isaac Asimov’s SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the 20th century. It is widely regarded as Asimov’s single best SF novel and one every SF fan should read.Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan’s job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

4. The Complete Stories of Isaac Asimov (1994)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFirst published fifteen years ago, shortly after his death, inside this collection are some of the finest short stories of science fiction writing from one of the genre’s greatest writers, Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov was the Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the founder of robot ethics, and one of the world’s most prolific authors of fiction and non-fiction. The Good Doctor’s short fiction has been enjoyed by millions for more than half a century. Now the definitive Asimov collection is underway with Volume One of The Complete Stories. Many of these stories are classics of…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

5. The Robot Series ( 4 Book Set ) (1991)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe 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 this, 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…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

6. Foundation (1991)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFor twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humanity, 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 future generations. He calls this sanctuary the Foundation.   But soon the fledgling…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

7. Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1 (1990)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe first book of the definitive three-volume collection of short stories by the prolific Isaac Asimov, whose tales have delighted countless fans for over half a century–a must for every science fiction bookshelf….
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

8. The Foundation Novels 4-Book Set: Foundation/Foundation and Empire/Second Foundation/Foundation’s Edge (1990)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIssac Asimov Series Foundation, Second Foundation, Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Empire…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

9. Isaac Asimov foundation series 6 books collection set – (foundation,foundation and empire,second foundation,prelude to foundation,foundation and Earth,foundation’s edge) (2016)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: Harper Collins (2016) ISBN-10: 9123654082 ISBN-13: 978-9123654086 Package Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 5 inches Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

10. Foundation and Empire (1991)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLed by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire—still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire’s glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon. But not even Hari…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

11. Second Foundation (1991)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your Bookshelfs Foundation novels 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…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

12. Prelude to Foundation (Foundation, Book 1) (1989)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIt is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall—those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

13. The Gods Themselves (1990)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens. But even free energy has a price. The transference process itself will eventually lead to the destruction of the Earth’s Sun—and of Earth itself.Only a few know the terrifying truth—an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun. They know the truth—but who will listen? They have…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

14. Robot Dreams (Remembering Tomorrow) (1990)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf    In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov—science writer, historian, and futurist—accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics.   Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes—from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse—presented by the author in an…
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

15. Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes (1993)

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHere are more than 700 of Isaac Asimov's favorite jokes, cleverest limericks and funniest stories….
Author(s): Isaac Asimov

Best Isaac Asimov Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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Our Angry Earth

Author(s): Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Tor, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2198750

Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Author(s): John Drury Clark, Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Classics, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2229989

Foundation and Empire

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Harper Collins, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2240562

Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

Author(s): Alec Nevala-Lee
Publisher: Dey Street Books, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2295695

A History of the Future: Prophets of Progress from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov

Author(s): Peter J. Bowler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2387223

Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction

Author(s): Quentin Meillassoux, Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Univocal Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 495 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1684506

Isaac Asimov's guide to earth and space

Author(s): Asimov, Isaac
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group;Fawcett/Ballantine Books, Year: 2011, Size: 612 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2078251

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