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by Isaac Asimov

  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 0800852389
  • ISBN13: 978-0800852382
  • ePub: 1969 kb | FB2: 1435 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Taplinger Pub Co; 1st edition (January 1, 1981)
  • Pages: 325
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short Stories ePub download

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Microcosmic Tales book. A collection of one hundred short science fiction tales features. A collection of one hundred short science fiction tales features the work of such sci-fi masters as Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Robert Silverberg, Fredric Brown, Harlan Ellison, Lester del Rey, and Isaac Asimov.

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Science-fiction miniatures by acclaimed writers offer intriguing portraits of a superman who lives in a real world of nuclear danger, an android that dreams of electric love, a universe put right by a cosmic tinkerer, and more. I have a fondness for these short short sf/f stories of old. It's mostly nostalgia, though Читать весь отзыв. MICROCOSMIC TALES: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short Stories. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. One hundred miniature sf short stories, most of them too gimmicky to induce more than a shrug-but a few old pros do provide some mini-pleasure.

50 Short Science Fiction Tales. Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1. Isaac Asimov. As a story grows shorter and shorter, all the fancy embroidery that length makes possible must go. In the short story, there can be no subplots; there is no time for philosophy; what description and character delineation there is must be accomplished with concision.

This is a list of short stories by American writer Isaac Asimov. Asimov is principally known for his science fiction, but he also wrote mystery and fantasy stories. This list includes Asimov's Foundation short stories, which were later collected into three novels known as the Foundation Trilogy. In this table, "year" refers to the year of publication, and in the case of magazines means the cover date (which is not always the year when the magazine actually appeared on sale).

Science Fiction or Fantasy Short Stories Rain, Rain, Go Away Isaac Asimov. The Wrights and the Sakkaros are neighbors

Science Fiction or Fantasy Short Stories. These short stories feature advanced sci-fi technology and other fantastical things not possible in our world. Rain, Rain, Go Away Isaac Asimov. The Wrights and the Sakkaros are neighbors. The Sakkaros like to be out in the sun but they rush inside at the possibility of rain. The Wrights are curious about them, so they invite the Sakkaros’s out to a carnival. The Machine that Won the War Isaac Asimov. Earth has just won a war against the Denebians. Major decisions in the war effort were made by a computer called Multivac.

Items related to Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short. Home Asimov, Isaac Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short. Science-fiction miniatures by acclaimed writers offer intriguing portraits of a superman who lives in a real world of nuclear danger, an android that dreams of electric love, a universe put right by a cosmic tinkerer, and more. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards.

True, science fiction has always reserved a special niche for the short short story or outrageous gag. But after about ten in a row your eyes start to glaze over. Among the better mini-scenarios here: Edward Wellen's vignette of St. Nick in the land of Big Brother ("Sanity Clause"), Alfred Bester's last representative of Homo Megalomaniacus ("The Die-Hard"), Hayford Peirce's "Mail Supremacy" with its brilliant confirmation of a long-suspected inverse relationship between time and distance in the ways of the Post Office.

Science-fiction miniatures by acclaimed writers offer intriguing portraits of a superman who lives in a real world of nuclear danger, an android that dreams of electric love, a universe put right by a cosmic tinkerer, and more
Rainbearer
First read this in highschool (1984). Really wanted my own copy, but couldn't afford it then. I love that Asimov, my favorite author, edits this because each story starts with a short thought from him. Some of these stories have stuck in my head for years, and reading it was like reuniting with an old friend.
Dranar
Cute mostly lightweight stories
blac wolf
great
Wel
This collection of short-short science fiction contains 100 of the greatest “quick tales” ever written. There is no story in this book over six pages long, and most stories are about three pages.

Titles were selected by Hall of Famer Isaac Asimov and famed anthologists Martin Greenberg and Joseph Olander.

This book is a fun and fast read. You get stories from Asimov, as well as greats like Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Robert Sheckley, Harry Harrison, Harlan Ellison, A.E. van Vogt, Mack Reynolds, the list goes on and on.

You will also be introduced to great stories from some lesser-known writers you hadn’t been exposed to before.

My favorite story in the book (and one of my all time favorites of any length) is Fredric Brown’s one-pager “Answer.” Just marvelous. Brown is the undisputed champion of the short-short form and this book contains four tales by Brown.

If you’re trying short-short science fiction for the first time, this is the book to start with. If you’re already a fan of the short-shorts, don’t think twice. This book absolutely belongs in your library.
Negal
I actually discovered this little gem in a local used book store. It's exactly what I was looking for. I've just finished reading the second Harry Potter book to my son at night and wasn't looking forward to starting another huge tome and reading half-chapters each night. Also, my son has gotten to the age where he's curious about everything, asking all kinds of unanswerable questions and wildly speculating about everything he can imagine.

I figured the time was right to start exposing him to some science fiction. So I started looking at my old books - I figured Ray Bradbury short story collections would be a good place to start and I couldn't find any good short sci-fi collections for kids. But then I came across this book and the stories are the perfect length - some as short as one page, to hold a boy's attention. And they all have a subtle twist or humor or small experience in them that keeps them accessible and understandable. I love the look on my son's face when he figures out the twist or joke in each one.

So far I've read it to my boys at bedtime, while waiting for food in a restaurant, waiting while their mother pumped gas in the car, etc. Perfect little bite-sized sci-fi from some of the best old writers in the business. I just wish I could find a book like this that collects stories like these from the past 30 years (this book was published in 1980, but most of the stories are pretty timeless).
Bradeya
You've got five minutes on a checkout line, or ten minutes at a train station and want something to read that won't take long, maybe something surreal or futuristic, or just plain wacky? You've come to the right place!
Microcosmic tales is a book jam-packed with short-short stories, ranging from the span of a single paragraph to about four or five pages at most. Isaac Asimov, the esteemed editor of this anthology has likened reading good science fiction "to scuba-diving of the mind", a trip away from the world you know into another universe of the familiar. Then these on hundred story gems are his idea of a "quick dip" into this genre. These short-shorts come from all walks of the science fiction universe, from the patently absurd, to the darkly funny, to the thought-provoking and profound. They're short, they're fun-they're like potato chips! Read one and you'll find yourself going back for more!
Contributors include SF masters such as Isaac Asimov himself, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison and James Tiptree, Jr. to name just a few. Collected and reprinted from various sources, these stories-many from the golden age of SF-take the reader on journeys to other planets, future societies and altered perspectives. This anthology was first published in 1980, and while some of the stories may be a bit dated on the surface because of this, the ideas and excitement are timeless. There's some goofiness in here, and some punning-no, not every story is a classic work of staggering genius! For chuckles Arthur C. Clarke's "The Other Tiger" and Asimov's "Buy Jupiter" come to mind. For profound there's "That Strain Again" by Charles Sheffield and "The Old Man" by Henry Slesar. Just to provide a few examples.
The entire anthology is set up so that each piece includes a title, and a quote in bold lettering that sometimes gives a hint about the story or uses wordplay and humor to comment on the tale. It's a delightful way to tie all these disparate pieces together in one volume. Of course, this isn't the book you're after if you want complex character development and serious exploration of science fiction themes. These stories are quick images and one-trick ponies-delightful in a short run, but taken any further would destroy the pithy humor and observation. While not every story in this anthology will be to the taste of the readers, there is ample variety to appeal to a wide range. And it will give you to sample a range of classic SF writers and perhaps find a few you wish to explore in more depth and do some serious "scuba-diving of the mind."
Happy Reading! ^_^ shanshad
SARAND
This is one of the first books I have read and have read it many times. Thank you for the quality of used book and quick delivery.
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