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13 Crimes of Science Fiction, Asimov, Greenburg, & Waugh, Ed.
1 Asimov, Greenburg, & Waugh, Ed. 13 Crimes of Science Fiction
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1979 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 


From the jacket: "Isaac Asimov has conspired with collaborators Martin Harry Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh to mastermind this diabolically clever anthology in which each of the classic categories of crime fiction is represented by a science fiction tale." Dust jacket shows normal shelf wear plus a small tear or two at the flaps.; 7" - 9" Tall
000077 
Price: 8.50 USD
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A Whiff of Death (Original title: The Death Dealers), Asimov, Isaac
2 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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Casebook of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
3 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 
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Casebook of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
4 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 
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Earth is Room Enough, Asimov, Isaac
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 
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Earth is Room Enough, Asimov, Isaac
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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Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots, Asimov, Isaac
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 
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Fantastic Voyage, Asimov, Isaac
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 
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Forward the Foundation (Foundation Series), Asimov, Isaac
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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Foundation (Foundation Series), Asimov, Isaac
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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Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series), Asimov, Isaac
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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Foundation's Edge, Asimov, Isaac
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 
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I, Robot, Asimov, Isaac
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 
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More Tales of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
14 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 
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More Tales of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
15 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 
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Murder at the ABA, Asimov, Isaac
16 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 
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Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series), Asimov, Isaac
17 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 
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Prelude to Foundation, Asimov, Isaac
18 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
19 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 
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Second Foundation (Foundation Ser.), Asimov, Isaac
20 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 
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