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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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 
Price: 3.50 USD

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5 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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6 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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7 Asimov, Isaac Foundation (Foundation Ser.)
New York Avon 1978 Twenty-First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear and darkening, binding fairly tight. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

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 30 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.; 6" - 7" Tall
007228 
Price: 3.95 USD

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8 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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9 Asimov, Isaac Foundation's Edge
New York Ballantine Books 1983 0345308980 / 9780345308986 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Whelan, Michael (cover)

Spine creased and slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear and chipping. Light browning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid 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!"; 6" - 7" Tall
007203 
Price: 3.70 USD

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10 Asimov, Isaac I, Robot
New York Del Rey 1984 0345321405 / 9780345321404 Third Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Dixon, Don [cover]

Spine somewhat creased, slanted, with a little chipping at base, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, some cover creasing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy.

"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'.; 6" - 7" Tall
007582 
Price: 3.95 USD

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11 Asimov, Isaac 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 and first in the Lucky Starr series. Translated by Ana Goldar.
"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."; 6" - 7" Tall
006538 
Price: 8.00 USD

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12 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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13 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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14 Asimov, Isaac Pebble in the Sky
New York Fawcett Crest 1980 0449234231 / 9780449234235 Seventeenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Reading copy. Spine somewhat creased, slanted, some edge wear and cover creasing, a little waviness along top of book, a couple pages partially detached. Some tanning, text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy.

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, 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 problems is, no one will believe him . . .; 6" - 7" Tall
007826 
Price: 4.95 USD

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

Spine/covers show some creasing. Some ordinary shelf wear/corners bumped.

The sixth of Asimov's Foundation novels to be written, but actually this is the first chronologically.
Hari Seldon has just arrived on Trantor to deliver his landmark paper on psychohistory. He little realizes that his fate is bound up on Trantor from that moment. The emperor, the emperor's foes, and just about everyone else believe that Seldon holds the key to predicting the future. He is buffeted from one fascinating enclave to another as he searches for the truth behind his new science.; 5" - 6" Tall
000460 
Price: 4.10 USD

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16 Asimov, Isaac Prelude to Foundation
New York Doubleday 1988 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Vallejo, Boris [cover]

Navy cloth over dark blue boards, x + 432 pp. Includes Author's note on the Foundation series and listing all 14 related books (in timeline sequence). Spine slightly cocked with small crimp to top of rear hinge, corners bumped, slight edge wear, interior bright and clean. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear. A nice copy.

"It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Clean, 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 fall - those he cannot touch. If only he had kinowledge 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 atten 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 ahs 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. "; 7" - 9" Tall
007236 
Price: 10.75 USD

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17 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
007218 
Price: 15.00 USD

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18 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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19 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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20 Asimov, Isaac The Gods Themselves
New York Bantam Books 1990 0553288105 / 9780553288100 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Dixon, Don [cover]

Spine slightly creased, slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and cover creasing. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"The year is 2100AD and Man no longer stands alone in the universe. Now there are other worlds, other living beings. Alien beings who mate in threes and live on pure energy. New breeds of humans who have created their own environment and freed themselves from every social and sexual taboo. Yet among these new worlds is still Earth, where Man still strives to be the best. To advance himself beyond all other beings and their worlds. And this final, glorious step in mankind's technical progress has been achieved: the discovery of an unlimited, non-polluting energy source. But what seems to be progress may, in reality, end in complete tragedy. Earth's unlimited energy source is about to trigger unlimited destruction-and the end of a universe."; 6" - 7" Tall
007224 
Price: 3.95 USD

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