Detailed view for the Book: Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Asimov (Anthology)

For over half a century, Isaac Asimov's stunning vision of humanity's future in the galaxy has amazed and delighted millions of readers worldwide. From his tales of near-future, near-human positronic robots, to his vast sagas of Galactic Empire and Foundation, Asimov's legacy of imagination will live on for years to come.

Now, in a very special tribute to Asimov's creation, seventeen of today's foremost sf talents explore this epic chronicle, making fresh and enlightening contributions to the most famous and popular science-fictional universe. Include here are Orson Scott Card, Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg and Harry Harrison - writers who have built up strong reputations for far-reaching invention and dazzling story-telling.

For all those fascinated with fresh ideas, world creation and with Asimov himself, Foundation's Friends is essential reading. It is also a fitting recognition of the impact this science-fiction master has made on twentieth-century thinking and a whole generation of rising new writers.


Preface: by Ray Bradbury
Second Preface: The Nonmetallic Isaac or It's a Wonderful Life by Ben Bova
Strip-Runner by Pamela Sargent
The Asenion Solution by Robert Silverberg
Murder in the Urth Degree by Edward Wellen
Trantor Falls by Harry Turtledove
Diema by Connie Willis
Maureen Birnbaum After Dark by George Alec Effinger
Balance by Mike Resnick
The PresentEternal by Barry N. Malzberg
PAPPI by Sheila Finch
The Reunion at the Mile-High by Frederik Pohl
Plato's Cave by Poul Anderson
Foundation's Conscience by George Zebrowski
Carhunters of the Concrete Prairie by Robert Sheckley
The Overheard Conversation by Edward D. Hoch
Blot by Hal Clement
The Fourth Law of Robotics by Harry Harrison
The Originist by Orson Scott Card
Afterword: A Word or Two from Janet by Janet Jeppson Asimov
Afterword: Fifty Years by Isaac Asimov

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