Name 5 Asimov fiction books you love
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As a scientist I love the way he was able to explain science to non-experts. I've had experience in just how difficult that is. I particularly love his essays. I will joyfully devour an old essay that is badly outdated on a topic I know by heart just to see how he explains it.
The Complete Robot, particularly "Liar!" and "Little Lost Robot" (which could've as easily been had from I, Robot, but that's subsumed into The Complete).
The Foundation Trilogy, of which my favorite part is 'The Mule'.
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories. The novelization with Silverberg was good. The original novella was better.
Murder at the ABA -- just the 'footnote war' between himself, Harlan, and Darius is worth picking it up for.
For the last one, I'm going to have to cheat a little.
I don't know where my tapes of Isaac Asimov Himself Reads 5 Complete Stories went. I haven't seen them in maybe twenty years.
What I do know is this.
My dad is the one who turned me on to SF, and I was reading, nay, devouring Asimov by the time I was 12.
Mom does *not* get science fiction. Never did, never will. She makes a special dispensation for tribbles because she thinks they're cute.
She had her own business at the time, and usually work late nights there, preferring the quiet hours. I'd left my copy of Asimov Himself over there, and on a whim, she put it in.
I found her later that evening sobbing over 'The Ugly Little Boy', which she called the saddest *and* most beautiful story she ever heard. Asimov had bridged a gap my dad and I had given up on long before.
She still doesn't 'get' science fiction. But neither does she think it's quite so weird of my dad and I that we do.
2. The Naked Sun
4. Foundation and Empire
5. Foundation and Earth
Also, I highly recommend that anyone reading the Foundation stories follow this chronology...
It includes the books written by other authors mentioned above. It's great to read these in chronological order!
1-End of Eternity
2-Pebble In The Sky
3-Prelude to Foundation
I realise that 2 was a good follow on from 1. But 3 required that I read some of the Robot books that I'd not read before continuing with the Foundation Trilogy.
So perhaps I need to heed your advice and next read
4-Caves of Steel
5-The Naked Sun
So thank you for the advice levasssp.