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Nine Tomorrows by Isaac Asimov

Nine Tomorrows (1959)

by Isaac Asimov

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Good stories though some have not aged well. ( )
  michael.confoy.tamu | May 18, 2014 |
Has "The Last Question" in, one of the greatest science fiction short stories ever. ( )
  mumfie | Feb 6, 2011 |
I needed a short book to occupy my time between waiting for Phil Lesh's book about playing bass in the Grateful Dead and taking a short break from studying Greek history. This was a good choice, what could be better than nine great Asimov short stories? Some are better than others, of course, but they are all good. There is just something about speculative 1950's scifi. It makes me think of Happy Days and Star Trek at the same time. ( )
  DirtPriest | Sep 10, 2010 |
An excellent collection of Asimov short stories that appeared in SF magazines ( )
  Borg-mx5 | Apr 1, 2010 |
Nine Tomorrows is not a large collection, but it packs into its short length some of Asimov's best non-Robot short stories. Each of the nine short stories is excellent, the two poems somewhat less well done (Asimov apparently liked writing poetry, but wasn't really that good at it). The stories in this volume were written in the late 1950s, when Asimov was just finding his voice as a writer, and each one is thought provoking and enjoyable to read.

Almost all of these stories are now considered to be signature Asimov works: Profession, The Ugly Little Boy, Spell My Name With an S, The Feeling of Power, All the Troubles of the World, and The Last Question are top notch examples of Asimov's work. Even the weakest two (The Gentle Vultures and The Dying Night) are excellent stories (although The Dying Night relies upon what is now somewhat outdated information).

Anyone looking to get a good introduction to Asimov's short fiction at its best would do well to look here first. ( )
  StormRaven | Nov 6, 2008 |
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Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he plumbs the memories of his first, and perhaps only, love and of his daughter, lost to a kind of madness that Cleave can't understand. When his acting career is suddenly revived with a movie role portraying a man who may not be who he says he is, his young leading lady gives him the opportunity to see with clarity the chasm that yawns between doing something and the recollection of what was done.… (more)

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