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1 Asimov, Isaac A Whiff of Death (Original title: The Death Dealers)
New York Fawcett Crest 1977 0449214613 / 9780449214619 27th Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 



Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 222 pages;

Originally published in 1958 as "The Death Dealers", this is another of the Good Doctor's excellent forays into mystery and murder.
"Everyone knew that Ralph Neufeld was a careful young chemist, especially his professor, Lou Brade. That's why Ralph's accidental demise due to a confusion of chemicals struck Brade as highly unlikely. The police agreed.
"Someone on campus had switched bottles on poor Ralph and the result was as deadly as had been planned. The trouble was all the right suspects were in the wrong places when it happened . . . All the wrong suspects had the right motives . . . And the one person most qualified to solve the crime was already being called the killer! "
8457 
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2 Asimov, Isaac Casebook of the Black Widowers
New York Doubleday & Company 1980 0385157045 / 9780385157049 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


Ex-library with usual stamps inside covers, remains of pocket on back end paper, tags taped to spine, remains of a label on back board. Corners are chipped, moderate edge wear, top of spine is torn with 1/2" flap. The text block, on the other hand, appears clean and nearly unmarked -- I saw two pages with a name underlined.

After successfully writing a trio of science fiction detective novels in the 1950s, a straight detective story must have seemed much less complicated for Dr. Asimov. First appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1971, the Black Widower's Club enjoyed popularity throughout the 1970s. This is the third dozen of these short stories, written from 1976 through 1979, all featuring members of the Club enjoying a monthly banquet and discussing a mystery. Several of these tales were written specially for this collection. As has been his custom, Asimov includes a short afterword following each story.; Ex-Library; 7" - 9" Tall
005000 
Price: 37.50 USD

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3 Asimov, Isaac Casebook of the Black Widowers
New York Fawcett Crest 1981 0449243842 / 9780449243848 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine a bit creased, slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, owner's name on front end paper, a couple pages have been dog-eared. Some ywllowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

After successfully writing a trio of science fiction detective novels in the 1950s, a straight detective story must have seemed much less complicated for Dr. Asimov. First appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1971, the Black Widower's Club enjoyed popularity throughout the 1970s. This is the third dozen of these short stories, written from 1976 through 1979, all featuring members of the Club enjoying a monthly banquet and discussing a mystery. Several of these tales were written specially for this collection. As has been his custom, Asimov includes a short afterword following each story.; 6" - 7" Tall
007049 
Price: 14.50 USD

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4 French, Paul (Isaac Asimov) David Starr, Space Ranger (Lucky Starr Series # 1)
New York Signet 1971 27th Edition; 1st Signet Printing Mass Market paperback Very Good 


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. ;
First in the Lucky Starr series, written by Isaac Asimov using the pen name Paul French. ; Lucky Starr; 6" - 7" Tall; 144 pages;

" The Solar System had long ago been colonized by an Earth suffering from a dwindling food supply and a millionfold increase in population. The colonies were her very lifeblood. Without the daily flow of products from them, Earth would experience mass starvation and chaos within weeks. Suddenly and unexpectedly, reports of fatal food poisoning, traceable to Martian produce, began to reach the ruling Council of Science. Each new case was treated with intense secrecy for if the people of Earth learned the cause of these deaths, a worldwide panic would surely ensue.
"To David Starr, Space Ranger, these deadly incidents formed a terrifying pattern - they were clearly part of a clever and brutal scheme by an alien conspiracy to cripple Earth's economic life and topple its government! "
8464 
Price: 7.95 USD

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5 Asimov, Isaac Earth is Room Enough
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Crest Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 


Fawcett Crest T1718, 208 pp. Slight spine crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear and chipping, light crease down front cover, binding fairly tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Here are brilliant, witty, frightening, and fascinating stories of the future by the greatest science fiction master of them all. Just hitch your mind to these weird and wonderful tales for a spin around the world of tomorrow that will take you right to the center of your wildest dreams."
Fifteen stories by one of science fiction's all time masters including 'The Dead Past', 'Franchise', 'The Last Trump', 'Jokester', 'Satisfaction Guaranteed', 'Dreaming is a Private Thing' and more.; 6" - 7" Tall
006539 
Price: 3.95 USD

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6 Asimov, Isaac Earth is Room Enough
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Crest Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 


Fawcett Crest T1718, 208 pp. Spine somewhat creased and rolled. a little edge wear and rubbing, crease across bottom corner of back cover, binding fairly tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked.

"Here are brilliant, witty, frightening, and fascinating stories of the future by the greatest science fiction master of them all. Just hitch your mind to these weird and wonderful tales for a spin around the world of tomorrow that will take you right to the center of your wildest dreams."
Fifteen stories by one of science fiction's all time masters including 'The Dead Past', 'Franchise', 'The Last Trump', 'Jokester', 'Satisfaction Guaranteed', 'Dreaming is a Private Thing' and more.; 6" - 7" Tall
007434 
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7 Asimov, Isaac Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots
New York Pyramid Books 1974 0515032964 / 9780515032963 Seventh Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Covers a bit creased at hinges, corners bumped. Ex libris stamp embossed on front cover. Scribblings inside front cover. Light yellowing but text is clean and unmarked.

A second volume of short stories about robots "The Robots -- Mechanical servants, doing the work too hard -- or too boring -- for men to handle. They brought mankind a new era of freedom and leisure. And every robot was completely incapable of harming a human being.
Or so they thought . . . . "; 6" - 7" Tall
001828 
Price: 3.75 USD

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8 Asimov, Isaac Fantastic Voyage
New York Bantam Books 1982 0553115278 / 9780553115277 Twenty-Ninth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Corners bumped, some edge wear, rubbing, some marks across leading edge. Yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy of one of the Good Doctor's most popular works.

Adapted from a screenplay by Harry Kleiner
"Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub and being injected into a dying man's carotid artery. Passing through the heart, entering the inner ear where even the slightest sound would destroy them, battling relentlessly into the cranium. Their objective. . . to reach a blood clot and destroy it with the piercing rays of a laser gun. At stake. . . the fate of the entire world."; 6" - 7" Tall
005176 
Price: 2.95 USD

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9 Asimov, Isaac Forward the Foundation (Foundation Series)
New York Bantam Spectra 1994 0553565079 / 9780553565072 27th Edition; Fourth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by DiFate, Vincent (illustrator)


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Foundation Series; 6" - 7" Tall; 480 pages;

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. "
8461 
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10 Asimov, Isaac Foundation (Foundation Series)
New York Avon 1972 27th Edition; Fifteenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine somewhat slanted, creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some soiling to covers. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; Foundation Series; 6" - 7" Tall; 200 pages;

This is the first book in the original Foundation Series, winner of a Hugo Award for Best Series ever.
The trilogy starts with a Galactic Empire that has endured for more than 10,000 years but is now falling (think Roman Empire). Hari Seldon, psychological specialist and genius, has devised the new science of psychohistory that both predicts the Fall and enables him to create a plan to shorten the inevitable barbaric Interregnum from thirty thousand years to a single millenium. To further this plan, Seldon causes two Foundations to be created, one on Terminus at the outer edge of the galaxy and a second at the opposite end. For centuries, the Seldon plan runs its course with the Foundation rising in power as the Empire disintegrates.
"Foundation" covers the establishment of the Foundation and the early years of its rise to power on the galactic Rim.
8497 
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11 Asimov, Isaac Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series)
New York Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy) 1983 0345309006 / 9780345309006 27th Edition; 1st Del Rey Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrel K. [Cover]


Corners worn, some edge wear, light reading crease, some creasing and wear to covers. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; Foundation Series; 6" - 7" Tall; 234 pages;

This is the first book in the original Foundation Series, winner of a Hugo Award for Best Series ever.
The trilogy starts with a Galactic Empire that has endured for more than 10,000 years but is now falling (think Roman Empire). Hari Seldon, psychological specialist and genius, has devised the new science of psychohistory that both predicts the Fall and enables him to create a plan to shorten the inevitable barbaric Interregnum from thirty thousand years to a single millenium. To further this plan, Seldon causes two Foundations to be created, one on Terminus at the outer edge of the galaxy and a second at the opposite end. For centuries, the Seldon plan runs its course with the Foundation rising in power as the Empire disintegrates.
Foundation and Empire covers the rise of the Traders to control the Foundation along with its inevitable collision with the old Empire. One of the last of the strong Emperors together with a first rate military commander spell major trouble for the economics dominated Foundation.
The Foundation endures and continues to prosper, but the entrenched Traders effectively become a dictatorship centered on Terminus. The Free Traders' worlds contemplate their options, but then a new power arises in the Galaxy. It is the Mule - a mutant whose mental powers change the psychohistorical balance and subvert the Seldon Plan. Toran and Bayta - Free Traders from Haven - take the Mule's clown, Magnifico, under their wing and embark on a quest to find a solution to the Mule.
8498 
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12 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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13 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', all originally published in the 1940s but good reads even today.
8459 
Price: 5.95 USD

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14 French, Paul (Isaac Asimov) Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury (Lucky Starr Series # 4)
New York Signet 1972 27th Edition; 1st Signet Printing Mass Market paperback Good 



Spine slightly slanted, a bit creased and chipped, corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ;
Fourth in the Lucky Starr series, written by Isaac Asimov using the pen name Paul French. ; Lucky Starr; 6" - 7" Tall; 143 pages;

"The barren crust of Mercury lay covered by a network of wire designed to harness the dazzling blaze of the sun and send it sizzling through hyperspace.
" But someone, or something, on that airless world was sabotaging the top secret mission. Where no life was said to exist, impossible 'ghosts' had been seen, and murderous snakes of alien rock had condemned the innocent to death.
" It is to this troubled planet that Lucky Starr is sent by the powerful Council of Science. Who or where the enemy is . . . No one knows. And in order to find out, Starr must face the most deadly - and insane - opponent of his young career! "
8466 
Price: 6.50 USD

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15 French, Paul (Isaac Asimov) Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (Lucky Starr Series # 2)
New York Signet 1971 27th Edition; 1st Signet Printing Mass Market paperback Good+ 



Spine slightly slanted, a bit creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ;
Second in the Lucky Starr series, written by Isaac Asimov using the pen name Paul French. ; Lucky Starr; 6" - 7" Tall; 144 pages;

"Twenty-five years before, Lucky Starr's parents had been destroyed during a pirate raid on the Terrestrial Empire. Lucky had since brooded, awaiting a chance to avenge their deaths. Now the vermin of space once more threatened the empire's safety and tranquility. The time for sweet vengeance was near.
" Lucky was at the helm as his space ship, the Atlas, was being readied for takeoff. The Luna City exhaust pit yawned as the ship's main rockets blasted their fury into it. Slowly and with majesty the Atlas lifted and moved upwards, its speed increasing, its mission underway. It pierced the black sky, shrinking until it was only a star among stars, and then it was gone.
" 'One man against the pirates of the asteroids,' Lucky's friend, Conway, mused sadly. 'Soon the ship will be a rain of molten metal,' he thought, 'Lucky Starr and the Atlas are doomed! '"
8465 
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16 French, Paul (Isaac Asimov) Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn (Lucky Starr Series # 6)
New York Signet 1972 27th Edition; 1st Signet Printing Mass Market paperback Very Good 



Corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing, light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ;
Sixth in the Lucky Starr series, written by Isaac Asimov using the pen name Paul French. ; Lucky Starr; 6" - 7" Tall; 144 pages;

"The twin rings of Saturn were suddenly swarming with the robot ships of the deadly Sirian enemy.
" The avowed antagonists of Earth, they had crossed 50 trillion miles of space to provoke a war which they knew they could not lose . . . For the awesome forces of earth dared not rally against the invaders.
" Only Lucky Starr, of Earth's Council of Science, had a chance to avert the impending galactic holocaust. But one slip-up in his daring plan would mean certain death . . . And a place in history as Earth's most infamous traitor! "
8467 
Price: 10.00 USD

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17 French, Paul (Isaac Asimov) Lucky Starr El ranger Del Espacio (Original title: David Starr, Space Ranger)
Barcelona Bruguera 1980 8402074081 / 9788402074089 First Thus Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Colombo, Daniele


Illustrated (edicion ilustrada) , 205 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and soiling, a little chipping at top and base of spine. A nice copy. ;
First juvenile book by Isaac Asimov (writing as Paul French) and first in the Lucky Starr series. Translated by Ana Goldar. ; Lucky Starr; 6" - 7" Tall;

"El ranger del espacio es la primera de una serie de novelas, llenas de intriga y accion, que el gran escritor de ciencia ficcion Isaac Asimov situa en los distintos planetas del sistema solar. La Tierra esta gobernada por un Consejo de cientificos, y para sus suministros de alimentos depende de sus colonias en otros planetas. Un joven miembro del Consejo, David Starr - posteriormente apodado Lucky - ha de enfrentarse con ciertos misteriosos sucesos que tienen lugar en los cultivos de Marte y que ponen en peligro la subsistencia misma de la raza humana."
006538 
Price: 8.00 USD

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18 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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19 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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20 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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