Questions tagged [isaac-asimov]

For questions about Isaac Asimov, an author of science fiction and popular science. His Robot series introduced the Three Laws of Robotics; he also wrote the Foundation series.

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Please help me identify book chronicling life of titular character turns out to be computer printed summary of his life

Language: English. I read this some time in the late 80s / early 90s. The author must have had a Commodore 64 computer, because printouts from the mainframe computer in the story (which bears ...
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Story of a robot suspected of murder on a small planet (possibly Asimov)

Trying to identify a story of a robot suspected of murder on a fairly small planet. The planet was initially uninhabited. The robot suspect and the man killed were part of the same visiting ...
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Asimov story about an astronaut stranded on a strange planet who accidentally clones himself

I read the story many years ago and tried to find it again but I can remember very little of it. It was about an astronaut who landed on a planet and couldn't return to earth. A voice was talking ...
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Find illustration of titular scene from Asimov's “The Naked Sun”

Can anyone help me find an illustration of the titular scene from Asimov's The Naked Sun when Elijah reaches out of the roof of the taxi and contemplated the naked sun as Daneel grabs him and ...
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Short story - glass man assassinated?

Does anyone know the title or author of a short story that was published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, 1981 (not sure of month), where a man is turned into glass/mirror and is ...
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What is the backstory to New York's economy in The Caves of Steel?

In Asimov's The Caves of Steel, when people get a promotion, their living conditions improve. Bailey had a certain amount of rations for his tobacco. When he was promoted, his living quarters were ...
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Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics in Application

The blurb on the back of my copy of Asimov's The Complete Robot includes Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics were programmed into computers thirty years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
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Does “Isaac Asimov's Robots in Time” series violate the grandfather paradox?

As anyone who is familiar with the Isaac Asimov's Robots in Time series by William F. Wu is already aware, the Mojave Center Governor does not realize that sending his component parts backwards ...
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Where is Asimov's “The Complete Stories” (Doubleday/Broadway) volume 3

Doubleday started an ambitious project of collecting all of Asimov's short fiction between covers in 1990, with two volumes, containing 86 stories out of a total of 383. Broadway Books (New York) ...
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Looking for a short sf story (Analog or Asimov's) about a ?Jansen/Janson? door that one could step through into the future

The story was probably published between 1980 and early 1990s. The technology, i.e., ?Jansen or Janson? door, was named, I believe, after a lady scientist.
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What is the outcome for Dors Venabili?

In the Isaac Asimov book Forward the Foundation I'm curious about the future of Dors Venabili: