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1979 Doubleday and Co. Volume 1. The Collected Fiction of Isaac Asimov. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book Club Edition.


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1979 Doubleday and Co. Volume 1. The Collected Fiction of Isaac Asimov. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book Club Edition.

52 review for The Far Ends of Time and Earth (The Collected Fiction of Isaac Asimov ; V. 1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kristopher Swinson

    The short story section shows Asimov in fine form. I also didn't know he had such a pleasantly religious edge, in addition to some amusing undertones. (For instance, shown in the story where someone chided a professor for having flunked William Shakespeare--traveled through time--out of a course on Shakespeare.) I stand in awe of the concluding book, "The End of Eternity." While some of the plot proves pivotal to the later development of the Foundation series (525), this really broadens the scop The short story section shows Asimov in fine form. I also didn't know he had such a pleasantly religious edge, in addition to some amusing undertones. (For instance, shown in the story where someone chided a professor for having flunked William Shakespeare--traveled through time--out of a course on Shakespeare.) I stand in awe of the concluding book, "The End of Eternity." While some of the plot proves pivotal to the later development of the Foundation series (525), this really broadens the scope of what was already immense. One of the better explanations for time paradoxes (491) is only a small part of a riveting story spanning time and a portion of eternity, with a love story thrown in, to boot! In discussing what had gone wrong in producing such a low probability universe (and I love how he, 401, mentions that women were 10-100 times more likely than men to introduce serious alterations to the course of history), he teaches a valuable lesson: "Each world would have . . . a chance to seek happiness after ways of its own in an environment of its own. . . . That is the Basic State of mankind. . . . We found . . . the Change that had destroyed Basic State. . . . Any system . . . which allows men to choose their own future [that is, a few tampering with the outcomes of the many], will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach" (522-523).

  2. 4 out of 5

    John Millard

    I found this in the library and am glad I did. The two longer stories are the most memorable.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Austin Wright

    Man....these Asimov collections are getting goofy. Earth is Room Enough (is unrelated to) The Pebble in the Sky (which is unrelated to) The End of Eternity. Great books regardless.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I read most of this - see reviews of The End of Eternity and Pebble in the Sky. The short stories were okay, but I didn't read all of them. I figured it would be a better use of time to read some of his other novels instead. I read most of this - see reviews of The End of Eternity and Pebble in the Sky. The short stories were okay, but I didn't read all of them. I figured it would be a better use of time to read some of his other novels instead.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    Asimov told some good stories but was never my favorite SF writer.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gene

    Not a big fan of short story collections, but I thought at least some of them would grab me, but no. Some were okay, but none great.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mike Steve

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    Susie Vavasour

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    David

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    Brien Louque

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sally

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    Jonathan

  13. 5 out of 5

    Fredrick Danysh

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mark Krempl

  15. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

  16. 5 out of 5

    Eric James

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bill Lockhart

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  19. 5 out of 5

    Heather Carrillo

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dragonlady-sci-fi-fantasy

  21. 5 out of 5

    Avi

  22. 4 out of 5

    azurerocket

  23. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sean

  25. 4 out of 5

    Liquidlasagna

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  27. 5 out of 5

    Euclid

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chris Radcliff

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mor

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    AJ

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    Leah Linduff

  32. 5 out of 5

    Randy Benson

  33. 4 out of 5

    Molly

  34. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

  35. 4 out of 5

    tanya ^_^

  36. 4 out of 5

    Susan

  37. 5 out of 5

    Jason

  38. 4 out of 5

    Ariana Deralte

  39. 4 out of 5

    Judy

  40. 5 out of 5

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    Jmicholscott

  43. 4 out of 5

    Joel Rees

  44. 5 out of 5

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    Jack Teague

  46. 5 out of 5

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  48. 4 out of 5

    Sean

  49. 5 out of 5

    Bill Peschel

  50. 4 out of 5

    Chris McGrath

  51. 4 out of 5

    Merrill

  52. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Griffin

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