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Read online Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection em Gold em is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty year career of science fiction s transcendent genius the world famous author who defined the field of science fiction for its practitioners its millions of readers and the world at large .

The first section contains stories that range from the humorous to the profound at the heart of which is the title story Gold a moving and revealing drama about a writer who gambles everything on a chance at immortality a gamble Asimov himself made and won The second section contains the grand master s ruminations on the SF genre itself And the final section is comprised of Asimov s thoughts on the craft and writing of science fiction by Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card

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Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection
Title:Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection
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ISBN:0060556528
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Number of Pages:416
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Short stories
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So far the Foundation was safe But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first The Mule has yet to find it but he was getting closer all the time The men of the Foundation sought it too to escape from Mule s mind control Only Arkady a year old girl seemed to have the answer or did she, A THOUSAND YEAR EPIC A GALACTIC STRUGGLE A MONUMENTAL WORK IN THE ANNALS OF SCIENCE FICTION br br FOUNDATION begins a new chapter in the story of man s future As the Old Empire crumbles into barbarism throughout the million worlds of the galaxy Hari Seldon and his band of psychologists must create a new entity the Foundation dedicated to art science and technology as the beginning of a new empire br br FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE describes the mighty struggle for power amid the chaos of the stars in which man stands at the threshold of a new enlightened life which could easily be destroyed by the old forces of barbarism br br SECOND FOUNDATION follows the Seldon Plan after the First Empire s defeat and describes its greatest threat a dangerous mutant strain gone wild which produces a mind capable of bending men s wills directing their thoughts reshaping their desires and destroying the universe, The three laws of Robotics br A robot may not injure a human being or through inaction allow a human being to come to harm br A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law br A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law br br With these three simple directives Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior In b I Robot b Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories 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 br br Here are stories of robots gone mad of mind read robots and robots with a sense of humor Of 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, Alternate cover edition for ISBN a href https www goodreads com book show prelude to foundation rel nofollow a br br It is G E and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity Yet Cleon knows there are those who d see him fall those whom he d destroy if only he could read the future br br Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory his remarkable theory of prediction Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire the man who holds the key to the future an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation