Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century

Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century

Isaac Asimov J.H. Rosny Aîné E.T.A. Hoffmann Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Edgar Allan Poe Nathaniel Hawthorne Edward Page Mitchell Robert Duncan Milne / Mar 29, 2020

Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the th Century Contents The sandman E T A Hoffmann The mortal immortal Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley A descent into the maelstrom Edgar Allan Poe Rappaccini s daughter Nathaniel Hawthorne The clock that went backward

  • Title: Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century
  • Author: Isaac Asimov J.H. Rosny Aîné E.T.A. Hoffmann Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Edgar Allan Poe Nathaniel Hawthorne Edward Page Mitchell Robert Duncan Milne
  • ISBN: 9781561290864
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contents The sandman E.T.A Hoffmann The mortal immortal Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley A descent into the maelstrom Edgar Allan Poe Rappaccini s daughter Nathaniel Hawthorne The clock that went backward Edward Page Mitchell Into the sun Robert Duncan Milne A tale of negative gravity Frank R Stockton The Horla Guy de Maupassant The shapes JContents The sandman E.T.A Hoffmann The mortal immortal Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley A descent into the maelstrom Edgar Allan Poe Rappaccini s daughter Nathaniel Hawthorne The clock that went backward Edward Page Mitchell Into the sun Robert Duncan Milne A tale of negative gravity Frank R Stockton The Horla Guy de Maupassant The shapes J H Rosny a n.

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      • Isaac Asimov J.H. Rosny Aîné E.T.A. Hoffmann Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Edgar Allan Poe Nathaniel Hawthorne Edward Page Mitchell Robert Duncan Milne

        Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy.Asimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime Asimov s most famous work is the Foundation Series his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified future history for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.Most of Asimov s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and Discovery.Asimov was a long time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly he described some members of that organization as brain proud and aggressive about their IQs He took joy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov 2007, November 29 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 21 50, November 29, 2007, from enpedia wiki Isaac_As


    653 Comments

    1. First of all I want to say that I got this book for 80 cents! Sweet!It's not a bad book. Inevitably, some of the stories are only marginally sci-fi (which is fair) are ones you've read before in middle school english, or both. Many suffer from the dreadful 19th century device of exchanges of letters. really I think the most interesting thing about it is that someone sat down and tried to organize a list of stories that speak to the development of a genre, which is to say, if you think the concep [...]


    2. This book does just what the title suggests. It contains 15 stories from the 19th century, which are considered the 'birth' of the genre. From wooden 'robots' to time travellers, from apocalypse by fire to alchemical potions, the stories cover all the topics we love. Probably my favourite stories are 'Rappaccini's Daughter' by Nathanial Howthorne, 'A Tale of Negative Gravity' by Frank R Stockton and 'The Thames Vally Catastrophe' by Grant Allen, although this one had me tearing up as I read it. [...]


    3. This book was a great exploration of early science fiction. Each short story in the book adds to your understanding of the development of the genre. Some of the stories may not seem to fit the scifi we think of today but almost all of the stories were enjoyable reads and you can certainly see how they contributed to the genre.


    4. Hard to say: these stories are not "sci fi" as we think of it now, so much as they're intriguing in their exploration of how the same eternal questions and challenges persist for humanity regardless of the surrounding technology. Indeed, there may be all this whiz-bang gadgetry or whatever, and good sci-fi writers describe all of that vividly, but the story isn't ABOUT the whiz-bang gadgetry: it's always about PEOPLE and how they react/respond to different circumstances. Lest you need reminding, [...]



    5. really good literature but just too stuffy for me. It was DEFINITELY the origins of sci-fi, just not what i was looking to spend time on.


    6. What better way to learn about the beginning of this genre than to read some of the best stories from the authors who started it all?The fifteen stories and authors in this anthology built the road to the science fiction we know today. From newly-discovered (at the time), hard scientific facts to bold theories of alien civilizations, these "scientific romances" are current in their approach to new scientific theories and new ways to apply old, reliable knowledge to unheard of adventures that wil [...]


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