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  • Title: The Winds of Change and Other Stories
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780385180993
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Asimov at his best A 21 story salute featuring A levitating professor Alien traders bringing something to sell A black hole hurtling toward Earth The universe being created And many other matters of great import
    Isaac Asimov
    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


    Commentaires:

    Cheryl
    Intelligent ideas, concisely developed. I took a break from Asimov (except as he showed up in misc. anthologies) for a few decades and am now going back and reading (rereading, probably, in most cases) the shelf of books that I own by him. And imo his stories hold up well. Still witty, still thought-provoking, still enjoyable, whether or not I remember them from before.Most in this collection are too short to be fully memorable, at least to a rabid reader like me. But in this case that's a good [...]

    Sandy
    "The Winds of Changed Other Stories" is a 1983 collection of Isaac Asimov's latter-day short pieces; just one of the 506 books he came out with during the course of his incredibly prolific career. The 21 stories in this collection were, with two exceptions, written between 1976 and 1982, and all display the clarity of thought, wit and erudition that are the hallmarks of all of Doc Ike's work. Four of the stories in this collection--"About Nothing," "Death of a Foy," How It Happened" and "Sure Th [...]

    Andrew
    This is another one of Asimov's many anthologies and as such there is always an element of repetition - that said this is still a strong collection. I will admit that they did vary a lot in readability (never sure if that is a real word or not) although the fact they varied greatly in subject matter might also have contributed to that. It is quite a substantial anthology and I will admit that I have been dipping and out of it for some time as I think even the more ardent Asimov fan might find so [...]

    Margaret Unger
    This is a collection of some of Asimov's short stories that were rejected for publication, and I tend to think that the editors did so for a reason. Most of these stories are pretty terrible, with only a couple of readable ones. Only the staunchest of Asimov fans would enjoy this collection, I think. I was somewhat of a fan of Asimov for a while, although my admiration has been trickling away over time due to the rather poor aging of his stories. These not only age badly, they were bad to begin [...]

    Manab
    এভারেজ আজিমভ। আমরা এর চে ভালো এবং এর চে খারাপ গল্প দেখেছি আজিমভের। সেহেতু এভারেজ।কিছু গল্প আলাদা করে বলার মত ভালো। লিস্ট দিতে ইচ্ছা হয় না।অনেক গল্পই আগে পড়া। আগে যখন পিসিতে পড়তাম, তখন।মাপজো [...]

    Brian Sison
    I didn't enjoy these as much as Asimov's longer stories. These seemed trivial and too gimicky. I guess that's the harm of having stories that run 1-10 pages not enough time to actually develop a complete & full atmosphere.

    Geoff
    Favourites:BeliefPerfect FitOne Night of SongSure Thing

    Mark Oppenlander
    This collection of Asimov stories seems primarily designed to prove that he continued to write science fiction (and fantasy) in the latter stages of his career. Most of these 21 tales have no connection to any of Asimov's earlier series (e.g. the Foundation, the robots, the Galactic Empire, etc.) although there is a single Multivac story in this volume. The stories range in length from less than a page to almost novella length and they vary in quality as well. Most are good to better, but a few [...]

    Christina
    Like most short story collections, even—maybe especially—those from a single author, this one ran hot and cold, from the excellent, period-perfect "orbital world" stories to the very punny short-shorts to the teeth-grindingly dull title story, which is literally a 15-page monologue. Still, if you're a fan of classic mid-century science fiction, or of Asimov in particular, it's definitely worth a read. A great nightstand book.

    Scott Holstad
    This is a 21 story collection of short stories written by Isaac Asimov largely between 1976 and 1982. The stories range in length from one to about 20 pages, give or take. It's a very, very uneven collection. Some of the stories are pretty good, some quite entertaining, some fairly bad, some you simply can't help asking what the hell was he thinking including in this book. Still, it's a short, fun read, for the most part. One thing I like about this collection is that Asimov writes a brief intro [...]

    Christophe
    Quatrième de couverture:Onze nouvelles écrites de 1977 à 1982. Tantôt brèves, ou même ultra-brèves et reposant parfois sur des calembours dont Asimov lui-même a la grâce de rougir, tantôt très élaborées comme dans le texte qui donne son titre au recueil et où un physicien explique à ses collègues qu'il a exploité leurs propres théories afin de remonter dans le temps et de modifier la société pour les empêcher d'avoir la promotion qu'il convoite lui-même Exemple particulièr [...]

    Bob Rust
    About Nothing • (1975) A Perfect Fit • (1981) Belief • (1953)Death of a Foy • (1980) Fair Exchange? • (1978)For the Birds • (1980)Found! • (1978) Good Taste • (1976)How It Happened • (1979)Ideas Die Hard • (1957) Ignition Point! • (1981)It Is Coming • [Multivac] • (1979)The Last Answer • (1980) The Last Shuttle • (1981)Lest We Remember • (1982)Nothing for Nothing • (1979)One Night of Song • [Azazel] • (1982)The Smile That Loses • [Azazel] • (1982)Sure Th [...]

    James Oden
    I've been reading Isaac Asimov since I was a young child. The first book I read of his, The Gods Themselves, introduced me to Sci-Fi, and I never looked back. So as usual, I find his writing in this book, "The Winds of Change" entertaining and insightful. As always most of his stories have a little twist by the end, and are in general thought provoking.For whatever reason though, I could not seem to get into this set of stories as much as I have some of his other writings, though I would still r [...]

    Lena Chilari
    ,,Tu ești ușor de explicat, chiar și pentru tine însuți. Dacă vrei, poți să te numești un suflet, dar în realitate ești un nod de forțe electromagnetice, aranjate în așa fel încât să imite perfect toate conexiunile creierului tău, cel din perioada când făceai parte din universul palpabil. De aceea poți să gândești, să simți, să ai amintiri și să-ți păstrezi vechea personalitate. Încă mai ai senzația că ești tu,

    Matt Schirano
    An enjoyable set of short stories by Isaac Asimov. I liked that he prefaced each story with a short blurb. He explained when/where/how it was originally published, and gave a few opinions on how he felt about it. As far as the stories go I liked the variety and subject matter. He does a good job of not being dated by the technology portrayed. For the vast majority they would still be considered science fiction today. A classic read from a classic author.

    Alex Richmond
    Isaac Asimov had a long career, and in that time wrote many stories that saw little, if any, readers. the reasons vary, but the book "the winds of change" contains many of these stories.The shortest of the stories is less then a page, and the longer ones are about ten pages more or less, each with a introduction from Isaac telling some about the stories creation. This collection is good for those who like Sci-fi and/or short stories.

    Austin Wright
    this was a really weird collection. the only criteria for inclusion was that these 21 stories were never published in a collection before. the stories are from 1953-1982. so theyre really random. on top of that, asimov ordered them alphabetically. so, it all just fucking random. there are some cool stories, but this was just a droll read.

    Aude
    Not great.One thing to blame is the terrible translation into French.On the other hand the stories have flaws too. Often they start with much potential and then fall flat. It's a thing Asimov does often. Maybe I'm missing something?In Belief and The Last Answer, when the stories ended I flipped the page expecting another chapter and I was like, wait, it's over? That it?

    Michael Tildsley
    This collection by Asimov is similar to his Buy Jupiter in that the stories are preceded by an introduction by Asimov about the circumstances and incidentals for each one. They are definitely a welcome addition to this overall so-so collection.The stories I consider 5-star:"A Perfect Fit""Belief""How It Happened""It Is Coming""The Last Answer""Lest We Remember""Sure Thing"

    Stophe
    Awesome short stories with the best one i've ever read, "The last answer". It's worth getting for this short story alone. Find out what the last answer really is. is after all what we are all here for, the meaning of life. Ominous.

    James Swenson
    This is a very good collection, including a couple of memorable stories -- the short-short "How It Happened" and the captivating "Belief" -- as well as the now-dated "It Is Coming," with its perfect ending, and a couple of feghoots with which Asimov was obviously delighted.

    D-day
    My first encounter with Asimov (I think. It was either this or Foundation). I don't remember too many of the stories from this collection:The Last Answer and A Perfect Fit, for sure. But I don't remember the title story at all.

    Scott Kardel
    I recently in a used book store when happened upon this collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov. I've read a lot of Asimov over the years, but had never seen this collection before. While I enjoyed the read, it's not Asimov's best collection of work.

    Greenmantis
    A minor, lesser and uninspired effort by the good doctor.None of the 21 stories is anything but forgettable. These stories have been rejected before, and after reading WoC I know why. Not a good way to be introduced to Isaac Asimov's works.

    Howard
    9

    Grant
    grandaddy of sci-fi - a collection of his short stories

    Bea Gates & the Hallows Quest
    It was a very nice book, which I loved and I was fascinated to read

    FranklinTV
    A collection of unthemed (apart from being in alphabetical order) Asimov short stories written in the 70s and early 80s. Nothing memorable here.

    Zachary
    This book is worth acquiring for the short story "Good Taste" alone. Throughout the book Asimov shows why he is considered such an icon of the genre.

    Pete Bartel
    Miscellaneous short stories. Some very clever.

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