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Айзек Азімов (англ. Isaac Asimov; 2 січня 1920 — 2 квітня 1992) — американський письменник, професор біохімії Бостонського університету, популяризатор науки, один з найвідоміших майстрів наукової фантастики.
Народився 2 січня 1920 в єврейській родині в містечку Петровичі Литовсько-Білоруської РСР (нині Смоленська область Росії). У 1923 його батьки переїхали в США, у 1928 стали громадянами цієї країни. Між 1939 і 1948 Азімов одержав магістерську і докторську ступені з хімії в Колумбійському університеті. Викладав біохімію в Медичній школі при Бостонському університеті. У 1958 покинув університет, щоб повністю присвятити себе літературній діяльності. Він автор більш ніж 500 книжок. Помер Азімов у Нью-Йорку 2 квітня 1992.

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"Caves of Steel"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586008355

The first of Asimov's robot novels, chronicling the unlikely partnershipbetween a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Detective Elijah Baley invesitgates the murder of an offworlder in Spacetown. In the opinion of the Spacers, the murder is tied up with recent attempts to sabotage the Spacer-sponsored project of converting Earth to an integrated human/robot society on the model of the Outer Worlds.

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"Complete Robot"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586057247

The complete collection of Isaac Asimov's classic Robot stories. In these stories, Asimov creates the ThreeLaws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age - when Earth is ruled by master-machines and when robots are more human than mankind. The Complete Robot is the ultimate collection of timeless, amazing and amusing robot stories from the greatest science fiction writer of all time, offering golden insights into robot thought processes.

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"End of Eternity"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586024409

The best time-travel story since H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, by the Grand Master of science fiction, the story of Andrew Harlan, Technician and Eternal.Andrew Harlan's job is to range through past and present centuries monitoring and even altering Time's myriad cause-and-effect relationships. As a Technician with the Allwhen Council, he initiates Reality Changes that may affect the lives of as many as fifty billion people - and a million or more of them may be so drastically affected as to be considered new individulas. Above all, therefore, a Technician must be dispassionate. An emotional make-up is adistinct handicap. Then Harlan meets Noys and falls victim to a phenomenon older than Time itself - love.

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"Foundation"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586010808

The Galactic Empire has prospered for twelve thousand years. Nobody suspects that the heart of the thriving Empire is rotten, until psychohistorian Hari Seldon uses his new science to foresee its terrible fate. Exiled to the desolate planet Terminus, Seldon establishes a colony of the greatest minds in the Empire, a Foundation which holds the key to changing the fate of the galaxy. However, the death throes of the Empire breed hostile new enemies, and the young Foundation's fate will be threatened first.

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"Foundation and Earth "

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586071106

Faced with determining the fate of the galaxy, Golan Trevizehesitantly chose to hand over the rule of the galaxyto planet Gaia. Two mysteries now remain: who has erased the records of Earth - and why?Determined to ensure his choice was right, Golan sets off with Janov Pelorat and Bliss, to answer these questions once and for all. But nothing could prepare them for the secrets which await them on Earth. Secrets which predate history as they know it, and will change its significance forever...

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"Foundation and Empire "

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586013557

The First Foundation survived two centuries of barbarism as the once-mighty Galactic Empire descended into chaos. Now it mist prepare for war against the remnants of the Empire as the Imperial fleet advances on their planet, Terminus.Hari Seldon predicted this war; he even prepared his Foundation for it. But he couldn't foresee the birth of the mutant Mule. In possession of a power which reduces fearsome opposition to devoted slaves, the Mule poses a terrible threat to Seldon's Foundation.

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"Foundation’s Edge "

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586058398

After a long war which saw the First Foundation emerge victorious, the Second Foundation is now believed to be extinct, and all records of planet Earth's existence have been erased.No one suspects that the Second Foundation could still exist. None, except Council member Golan Trevize, who finds himself ordered to leave Terminus, accompanied by historian Janov Pelorat, in order to find it. Yet this quest will lead an unsuspecting Golan further than he could have possibly imagined - closer than ever to Earth, where the fate of the whole galaxy awaits him.

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"Naked Sun"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586010167

The electrifying sequel to Caves of Steel in which Elijah Baley is once more teemed up with R. Daneel. The two must travel to Solaria, where no human has gone in over a thousand years... Reacting in fear against the technological superiority of the Outer Worlds, the people of Earth have hidden themselves in vast underground cities, nursing a hatred for Spacers. The fifty Outer Worlds of the Spacers together are home to fewer people than planet Earth. And home to many, many more robots. Earthmen hate Spacer robots, too...

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"Prelude to Foundation "

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586071113

In a time before the Foundations, psychohistory's creator Hari Seldon ismade to stand before the Emperor of the crumbling Galactic Empire to present how his scientific theory of predicting the future might be applied to the real world.However, Hari refuses to deploy his theory for political gain, setting off instead with reporter Chetter Hummin in quest of a place to safely apply his theory: Earth, the original home of humanity. All records of Earth have been lost to time. Hari will therefore have to look back into the past, in order to seal the future of humanity for ever.

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"Rest of the Robots"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586025949

The third timeless, amazing and amusing volume of Isaac Asimov's robot stories. Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics have since been programmed intoreal computers the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and used as the outline for a legal robotic charter in Korea.
ROBOT TONY is the first robot designed to perform domestic duties by the US Robots and Mechanical Men Corporation.Is it Tony's fault that the lady of the house where he's field tested falls in love with him?

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"Robots and Empire"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586062005

Long ago, Gladia's robots Daneel and Giskard played a vital role in opening the worlds beyond the Solar system to Settlers from Earth. Now the conscience-stricken robots are faced with an even greater challenge.Either the sacred Three Laws of Robotics are in ruins - or a new, superior Law must be established to bring peace to the galaxy. With Madam Gladia and D.G. Baley - the captain of the Settler traders and a descendant of the robots' friend Elijah Baley - Daneel and Giskard travel to the robot stronghold of Solaria...where they uncover a sinister Spacer plot to destroy Earth itself.

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"Robots of Dawn"

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586061992

Called to the Spacer world to solve a case of roboticide, New York City detective Elijah Baley teams up with humanoid robot R. Daneel Olivaw. Together they are tasked with proving that the prime suspect, a renowned roboticist, is innocent of the crime.Plain clothes man Elijah Baley must travel to the planet Aurora to investigate the murder of Robot Jander. He would rather not. His last trip off-Earth on police business resulted in a TV drama being made of the case - as a result of which even his son Bentley suspects Elijah had an affair with Gladia Delmarre, the murder suspect whom he proved innocent.

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"Second Foundation "

Автор(и): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780586017135

The First Foundation has been defeated, crushed by the formidable mentalpowers of the Mule. But whispers of the mysterious Second Foundation, the only hope of defeating the Mule, are beginning to spread...Surviving members of the First Foundation also fear the secret powers of the Second Foundation, vowing to find and destroy it. However, the location of the Second Foundation remains shrouded in mystery. Finding it will lead the Foundation to the opposite end of the Galaxy, where the fate of Seldon's two Foundations awaits.

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