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Foundation's Edge, Asimov, Isaac
201 Asimov, Isaac Foundation's Edge
New York Doubleday 1982 0385177259 / 9780385177252 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Caroff, Joe (cover)

Black over tan boards, 366 pp. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, corners a bit chipped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy.

After writing the Foundation trilogy in the 1940s, Isaac Asimov abandoned the series for a third of a century before finally returning to it with 'Foundation's Edge'. Of course, once he started there was no stopping him and book after book poured forth from his typewriter. But this was the first, so very long awaited, of his sequels to the original trilogy.
498 years after its founding, the Foundation continued to follow the Seldon Plan -- too perfectly, as Golan Trevize came to realize. It was hardly credible, after the huge disruption caused by the Mule, that Hari Seldon's projections would somehow continue to provide infallible guidance for the Foundation. Asking those questions, though, earned Trevize only exile.
Stor Gendibal of the Second Foundation was also disturbed by this perfection, and was sent forth to follow Trevize.
"Behind both came the warships of the Foundation, risking holocaust to utilize whatever Trevize had found. He had found an impossible planet - with even more impossible powers. Events had gone far beyond the Seldon Plan. And only Trevize could save the Plan -- or destroy it forever!"; 7" - 9" Tall
008218 
Price: 21.50 USD

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I, Robot, Asimov, Isaac
202 Asimov, Isaac I, Robot
New York Spectra 1991 0553294385 / 9780553294385 27th Edition; Twelfth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Youll, Stephen (Cover)

Upper right corner chipped, minor edge wear and rubbing, spine somewhat creased, reading crease. Text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 272 pages;

"Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the classic laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot Asimov chronicles the development of the robot from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future - a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.
"Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asimov's trademark. "
Includes the stories 'Robbie', 'Runaround', 'Reason', Catch that Rabbit', 'Liar! ', 'Little Lost Robot', 'Escape! ', 'Evidence', and 'The Evitable Conflict'. "
Includes the stories 'Robbie', 'Runaround', 'Reason', Catch that Rabbit', 'Liar! ', 'Little Lost Robot', 'Escape! ', 'Evidence', and 'The Evitable Conflict'. "
Includes the stories 'Robbie', 'Runaround', 'Reason', Catch that Rabbit', 'Liar! ', 'Little Lost Robot', 'Escape! ', 'Evidence', and 'The Evitable Conflict'. "
Includes the stories 'Robbie', 'Runaround', 'Reason', Catch that Rabbit', 'Liar! ', 'Little Lost Robot', 'Escape! ', 'Evidence', and 'The Evitable Conflict', all originally published in the 1940s but good reads even today.
8459 
Price: 5.95 USD

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More Tales of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
203 Asimov, Isaac More Tales of the Black Widowers
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1976 0385111762 / 9780385111768 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Ratzkin, Lawrence (Cover)

White boards with black lettering, corners slightly bumped, slightly cocked. Jacket in protective plastic, not price clipped, a little edge wear along top edge. A very nice copy. ; 7 " - 9 " Tall; 180 pages;

One of the first authors to successfully write detective science fiction (see his Lije Bailey books starting with 'The Caves of Steel') , the good Doctor once again proves that was not a fluke by turning his hand to conventional mystery. Twelve tales of detection by the six members of the Black Widowers Club, assisted as always by their invaluable waiter Henry. Afterword to each story by Asimov.
8390 
Price: 87.50 USD

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More Tales of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
204 Asimov, Isaac More Tales of the Black Widowers
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Crest 1976 0449233758 / 9780449233757 27th Edition; 1st Paperback printing Mass Market paperback Good+ 



Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 223 pages;

One of the first authors to successfully write detective science fiction (see his Lije Bailey books starting with 'The Caves of Steel') , the good Doctor once again proves that was not a fluke by turning his hand to conventional mystery. Twelve tales of detection by the six members of the Black Widowers Club, assisted as always by their invaluable waiter Henry. Afterword to each story by Asimov.
8471 
Price: 9.00 USD

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Murder at the ABA, Asimov, Isaac
205 Asimov, Isaac Murder at the ABA
New York Fawcett Crest 1976 0449232026 / 9780449232026 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Teason, William (cover)

Spine creased, slanted, torn near base, corners creased, some edge wear and rubbing, covers somewhat creased, scribbling inside cover, store stamp on title page. Pages somewhat browned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy.

Dr. Asimov, working under instructions from his publisher (doubtless of his own devising), transforms a real life bookselling convention into a murder mystery -- and writes himself into a prominent role in the book (in effect, he is ghostwriting the novel for himself).
"When the protege of writer Darius Just suddenly turns up murdered at the celebrated annual publishing convention, chaos and suspense sweep the autographing sessions, the buffet tables, the bars, and the famed hospitality suites.
"Darius is certain he can discover the murderer -- if the murderer doesn't find him first . . . "; 6" - 7" Tall
007193 
Price: 3.45 USD

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Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series), Asimov, Isaac
206 Asimov, Isaac Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series)
New York Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy) 1983 0345311965 / 9780345311962 27th Edition; 1st Del Rey Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine slanted, creased, sunned, corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing, text clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; Galactic Empire; 6" - 7" Tall; 231 pages;

Set in our far future, but in the distant past of Asimov's Foundation series, Earth's crust is mostly radioactive. Reviled by the rest of the Galaxy, its inhabitants considered nearly subhuman, only a scant portion of Earth is fertile. To limit population, every Earthman is euthanized at age 60.
Joseph Schwartz steps through a time warp and is transported from 1949 Chicago to this future Earth. He is 62 and thus automatically a fugitive from the Sixty. Given an experimental mind treatment, Schwartz develops the power to read other people's minds -- and manipulate them. As a result, he discovers a plot by fanatical Earthmen to release a deadly virus that will destroy civilization throughout the Galaxy, except for Earth. The problem is, no one will believe him . . .
8460 
Price: 6.95 USD

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Prelude to Foundation, Asimov, Isaac
207 Asimov, Isaac Prelude to Foundation
New York Bantam Books 1989 0553278398 / 9780553278392 27th Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by DiFate, Vincent (illustrator)

Spine, covers show some creasing. Some ordinary shelf wear, corners bumped. ; Foundation Series; 5" - 6" Tall;

The sixth of Asimov's Foundation novels to be written, but actually this is the first chronologically.

"It is the year 12,020 G. E. And Emperor Cleon, First of that Name, sits uneasily on the Imperial throne. Here on Trantor, the great multi-domed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. It is a world so intricately woven that pulling one thread would unravel it all. Cleon I is unnerved by this, for he knows there are those who would see him fail - those he cannot touch. If only he had knowledge of what lay ahead, then the Empire truly could be his.
"When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. The thirty-two-year-old Outworld mathematician has come simply to attend the Decennial Convention and do a bit of sightseeing. But when he presents his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction, little does Hari realize that he has sealed his fate and determined the destiny of humanity. For Hari Seldon possesses the prophetic power that is so desired by the Emperor. And now suddenly, this naive and little-known Heliconian has become the most wanted man in the Empire as he desperately struggles to keep his portentous theory from reaching the wrong hands . . . While forging the key to the future - a power to be known as the Foundation. "
000460 
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Robots and Empire, Asimov, Isaac
208 Asimov, Isaac Robots and Empire
New York Doubleday 1985 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Shaw, Barclay (cover)

Black over blue boards, 383 pp. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, spine lightly sunned, a little edge wear. An attractive copy.

"Not only a thrilling sequel to 'The Robots of Dawn', 'Robots and Empire' also interweaves all three of Asimov's classic series: Robot, Foundation, and Empire.
"200 years have passed and Elijah Baley, beloved hero of the Earthpeople, is dead. The future of the Universe is at a crossroads. Though the forces of the sinister Spacers are weakened, Dr. Kelden Amadiro has never forgotten - or forgiven - his humiliating defeat at the hands of Elijah. Now, with vengeance burning in his heart, he is more determined than ever to bring about the total annihilation of the planet Earth.
"But Amadiro has not counted on the equally determined Lady Gladia. Devoted to Elijah Baley, the Auroran beauty has taken up the legacy of her fallen lover, vowing to stop the Spacers at any cost. With her two robot companions, Daneel and Giskard, she prepares to set into motion a daring and dangerous plan . . . a plan whose success - or failure - will forever seal the fate of Earth and all who live there. "; 7" - 9" Tall; 383 pages
007218 
Price: 15.00 USD

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Second Foundation (Foundation Ser.), Asimov, Isaac
209 Asimov, Isaac Second Foundation (Foundation Ser.)
New York Del Ray / Ballantine 1987 0345336291 / 9780345336293 Twelfth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine, covers somewhat creased, slightly chipped, corners bumped. Some shelf wear, There appears to be a waterstain at the bottom front edge of about the first half of the pages.

This is the third book written in the Foundation Series (winner of a Hugo Award for Best Series ever) and the last for three decades until Asimov resumed writing in this universe.
"When the Galactic Empire died, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon set up the Foundation to preserve knowledge and lead men to a new empire after a thousand years. Now Seldon's plan seemed ended -- ruined by the mutant mind power of hte Mule.
But there was a Second Foundation "at the other end of the galaxy" set up to protect the plan. The Mule had failed to find it the first time, but now he was sure he saw where it lay.
The men of the Foundation also sought its location. Some of their finest minds were being dominated -- and not by the Mule. They sought the Second Foundation to prevent its taking them over.
They saw only one place where it could be. And young Arkady Darrell, fourteen years old and desperate with fear, knew she had discovered the terrible secret.
Or had she?"; 5" - 6" Tall
000669 
Price: 3.33 USD

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Second Foundation (Foundation Ser.), Asimov, Isaac
210 Asimov, Isaac Second Foundation (Foundation Ser.)
New York Avon 1978 0380453517 / 9780380453511 Twenty-Ninth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Slight spine slant, corners bumped, a little edge wear, binding tight. An attractive copy.

This is the third book written in the Foundation Series (winner of a Hugo Award for Best Series ever) and the last for three decades until Asimov resumed writing in this universe.
"When the Galactic Empire died, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon set up the Foundation to preserve knowledge and lead men to a new empire after a thousand years. Now Seldon's plan seemed ended -- ruined by the mutant mind power of hte Mule.
But there was a Second Foundation "at the other end of the galaxy" set up to protect the plan. The Mule had failed to find it the first time, but now he was sure he saw where it lay.
The men of the Foundation also sought its location. Some of their finest minds were being dominated -- and not by the Mule. They sought the Second Foundation to prevent its taking them over.
They saw only one place where it could be. And young Arkady Darrell, fourteen years old and desperate with fear, knew she had discovered the terrible secret.
Or had she?"; 6" - 7" Tall
007227 
Price: 4.25 USD

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The Chemicals of Life, Asimov, Isaac
211 Asimov, Isaac The Chemicals of Life
New York Mentor Book 27th Edition; Seventh Printing Mass Market paperback Very Good- 



Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ;
Mentor Books # MY1384, 140 pp, index, 18 b/w in-line illustrations. $ 1.25 cover price. No date listed but ZIP code with no SBN suggests a printing date around 1970. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 140 pages;

"This excitingly informative book by a renowned writer and professor of biochemistry describes the unseen substances that make life possible. Poisons kill, wonder drugs cure, health and life depend upon the billions of cells that comprise the human body . . . Isaac Asimov tells how and why.
" Here is the cycle of creation, the chemicals of life, which act and interact to make the body move, think, grow. "
8448 
Price: 9.95 USD

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The End of Eternity, Asimov, Isaac
212 Asimov, Isaac The End of Eternity
New York Signet 1958 27th Edition; 1st Paperback printing Mass Market Paperback Fair 


Signet S1493, first paperback printing. Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. Spine cracked with about 16 pages starting to come loose. Otherwise a decent copy for its age. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 192 pages;

"The Eternals, the ruling class of the Future, had the power of life and death not only over every human being but over the very centuries into which they were born. Past, Present, and Future could be created or destroyed at will.
"You had to be special to become an Eternal. Andrew Harlan was special. Until he committed the one unforgivable sin - falling in love.
"Eternals weren't supposed to have feelings. But Andrew Harlan could not deny the sensations that were struggling within him. Andrew knew he could not keep this secret forever. And so he began to plan his escape . . . A plan that changed his own past . . . And threatened Eternity itself."
8462 
Price: 6.50 USD

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The Martian Way, Asimov, Isaac
213 Asimov, Isaac The Martian Way
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Books 1955 Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 


Spine slightly slanted/creased, slight bumping/edgewear, some scuffing, 1" crease at lower corner of cover. Text slightly yellowed, but clean and unmarked.

Four novelettes by one of the grand masters of science fiction: "The Martian Way", "Youth", "The Deep", and "Sucker Bait".
"Still thinking like an earthling? Get out of your rut, open your mind - there's a whole universe waiting. It's waiting for people who aren't afraid of thinking in new ways, of doing new things . . . the Martian Way."; 6" - 7" Tall
002545 
Price: 3.45 USD

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The Martian Way, Asimov, Isaac
214 Asimov, Isaac The Martian Way
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Books Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine scuffed along edges, 1/2" tear at top of back cover, a little edge wear and rubbing, small crease across lower back corner, binding fairly tight. Fawcett Crest T1606, cover 75 cents, no publication date listed but likely from the 60s.

Four novelettes by one of the grand masters of science fiction: "The Martian Way", "Youth", "The Deep", and "Sucker Bait".
"Still thinking like an earthling? Get out of your rut, open your mind - there's a whole universe waiting. It's waiting for people who aren't afraid of thinking in new ways, of doing new things . . . the Martian Way."; 6" - 7" Tall
004984 
Price: 3.95 USD

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The Naked Sun, Asimov, Isaac
215 Asimov, Isaac The Naked Sun
New York Doubleday & Company 1957 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Illustrated by Ray, Ruth (cover)

Yellow boards with red lettering on spine, 187 pp. Slight spine slant, slight edge wear, a little darkening along top edge of boards, small spot to top edge, boards just a little bowed. Jacket shows some darkening and edge wear, a little more so along spine. A little chipping at top and base of spine and along lower part of the fold for front flap. 3/4" dampstain on spine. Overall, an attractive copy.

Sequel to "The Caves of Steel". Back cover of the jacket has a photo of the Good Doctor looking quite young.
"Elijah Baley had never had a tougher assignment. One of New York's ablest plainclothes detectives, he had been sent to the planet Solaria to investigate a murder and also to uncover the weakness in Solarian society that would be Earth's weapon on the inevitable day when the Solarians attacked. The hardest part was just being on Solaria: to an Earthman, brought up in the underground Cities, there was nothing more horrifying than empty space under the naked sun. Baley needed help desperately - and got it in the 'person' of R. Daneel Olivaw, a fantastically advanced and complex robot. Together they pitched into the thorny job of tracking down a murderer in a community where social transactions were carried on by means of television viewing. (Solarians accepted nudity as proper, but shrank in horror from the idea of actually 'seeing' one another under any circumstances.) As the teammates frantically narrowed down the number of suspects, Baley fought his terror and groped for Earth's salvation."; 7" - 9" Tall
005462 
Price: 90.00 USD

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The Naked Sun, Asimov, Isaac
216 Asimov, Isaac The Naked Sun
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Crest 1972 Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Fawcett Crest M1759, 223 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear and a little rubbing. Pages lightly browned but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy.

Sequel to "The Caves of Steel".
"Elijah Baley had never had a tougher assignment. One of New York's ablest plainclothes detectives, he had been sent to the planet Solaria to investigate a murder and also to uncover the weakness in Solarian society that would be Earth's weapon on the inevitable day when the Solarians attacked. The hardest part was just being on Solaria: to an Earthman, brought up in the underground Cities, there was nothing more horrifying than empty space under the naked sun. Baley needed help desperately - and got it in the 'person' of R. Daneel Olivaw, a fantastically advanced and complex robot. Together they pitched into the thorny job of tracking down a murderer in a community where social transactions were carried on by means of television viewing. (Solarians accepted nudity as proper, but shrank in horror from the idea of actually 'seeing' one another under any circumstances.) As the teammates frantically narrowed down the number of suspects, Baley fought his terror and groped for Earth's salvation."; 6" - 7" Tall
007078 
Price: 4.35 USD

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The Robots of Dawn, Asimov, Isaac
217 Asimov, Isaac The Robots of Dawn
New York Doubleday 1983 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kanai, Kiyoshi (cover)

Red over black boards, 408 pp. Spine a bit cocked, corners somewhat worn, a little edge wear, light speckling to bottom edge. Interior is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear mostly to top and base of spine, 1" edge tear to bottom edge of back panel. A nice copy.

"A puzzling case of 'roboticide' takes interplanetary detective Elijah Baley from Earth to the planet Aurora - the self-styled World of the Dawn, where humans and robots coexist in seemingly perfect harmony. There, the most advanced robot in the Universe - an awesomely human machine - has been murdered. Only one man on Aurora had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime - and he has hired Baley to prove he didn't do it. And to make Baley's impossible mission even worse, he soon learns that not only his career but the fate of the Earth as well is riding on his investigation.
"For the murder of the humaniform robot is closely tied to a power struggle that will decide the ultimate question. Who will be the next pioneers to colonize the Universe - man or his machines? And the answer to that question could spell either doom or new hope for an overcrowded Earth. . . "; 7" - 9" Tall
007237 
Price: 10.75 USD

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The Stars, like Dust (Galactic Empire Series), Asimov, Isaac
218 Asimov, Isaac The Stars, like Dust (Galactic Empire Series)
New York Lancer 1963 0345339290 / 9780345339294 27th Edition; First Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)


Lancer Books 74-815, 192 pp, covers described as 'durable library binding' and are still in excellent condition. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked.
Soft cover library binding but there are no library markings. A nice copy. ;
Includes a four page essay by Sam Moscowitz on Asimov and The Stars, Like Dust ; 6" - 7" Tall; 192 pages;

"The 'Rebellion World' was man's last outpost for survival . . . Half a century before, the Nebular Kingdoms had been conquered by the cruel and domineering Tyranni, the war lords of Tyrann. Now Biron Farrill's father had disappeared and Biron himself was marked for murder. He knew that his enemies were backed by the Tyranni. And that they were really responsible.
"But why had he and his father been singled out for destruction? The answer takes him through the cosmic reaches of the galaxies. It becomes a quest for the 'Rebellion World' - the hidden planet that shelters a conspiracy against the Tyranni and holds the only hope of peace for man's future.
"The quest is a dangerous one. The stakes are either the end of the Tyranni . . . or the end of Biron Farrill."
8463 
Price: 11.95 USD

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Norby : Robot for Hire, Asimov, Isaac; Asimov, Janet
219 Asimov, Isaac; Asimov, Janet Norby : Robot for Hire
New York Ace Books 1987 044158635X / 9780441586356 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Slight shelf wear. '1' and '2' written on front and back of title page.; 6" - 7" Tall
000132 
Price: 3.95 USD
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Deadbeat, Atkins, Leo
220 Atkins, Leo Deadbeat
New York, NY Berkley Prime Crime 1999 042516781X / 9780425167816 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 


Spine a bit creased, corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked.

"Gibbs isn't sure that the kid who just walked in can read the sign on his door. Yet there he is, nine years old and ready to plunk down his life-savings-all sixty-seven bucks worth-it Gibbs can find his long-lost father. The price is right, so Gibbs takes the case. But he's about to find out that this is one father who'll go a long way to stay lost. Even killing a big, nosy P.I. is no problem. That is, until he tries."; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall
001588 
Price: 4.00 USD

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