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Author Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992
Title Gold [ebook] : the final science fiction collection / Isaac Asimov
Publisher New York : PerfectBound, 2004
Note Title from eBook information screen
Contents Part 1. The final stories. Cal ; Left to right ; Frustration ; Hallucination ; The instability ; Alexander the god ; In the canyon ; Good-bye to earth ; Battle-hymn ; Feghoot and the courts ; Fault-intolerant ; Kid brother ; The nations in space ; The smile of the chipper ; Gold -- pt. 2. On science fiction. The longest voyage ; Inventing a universe ; Flying saucers and science fiction ; Invasion ; The science fiction blowgun ; The robot chronicles ; Golden age ahead ; The all-human galaxy ; Psychohistory ; Science fiction series ; Survivors ; Nowhere! ; Outsiders, insiders ; Science fiction anthologies ; The influence of science fiction ; Women and science fiction ; Religion and science fiction ; Time-travel -- pt. 3. On writing science fiction. Plotting ; Metaphor ; Ideas ; Suspense ; Serials ; The name of our field ; Hints ; Writing for young people ; Names ; Originality ; Book reviews ; What writers go through ; Revisions ; Irony ; Plagiarism ; Symbolism ; Prediction ; Best-seller ; Pseudonyms ; Dialog
Summary Fifteen fiction stories, 18 non-fiction and 20 essays on the craft of writing science fiction. One of the fiction pieces is Cal, on a robot who wants to be a writer. His owner, a writer, agrees to program him for the task, but when the robot outdoes the writer in his craft, switches him off
Tech Details Requires Adobe Reader 6.0 (file size: 1557 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 446 KB)
Subject Science fiction, American
Science fiction -- Authorship
Science fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Genre Science fiction
Short stories
Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 0060744723 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
0060746114 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)

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