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A ghost sues for the legal right to haunt a house...a new world is discovered, inhabited by robots, & only by robots...& the author of the famous Reginald de Meister detective series finds he has a new rival in love: Reginald de Meister.Contents 9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 2) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov 13 • Homo Sol • [Homo Sol • 1] • (1940) • sA ghost sues for the legal right to haunt a house...a new world is discovered, inhabited by robots, & only by robots...& the author of the famous Reginald de Meister detective series finds he has a new rival in love: Reginald de Meister.Contents 9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 2) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov 13 • Homo Sol • [Homo Sol • 1] • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov 35 • Half-Breeds on Venus • [Half-Breed • 2] • (1940) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 61 • The Imaginary • [Homo Sol • 2] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov 79 • Heredity • (1941) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 105 • History • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov 119 • Christmas on Ganymede • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov 135 • The Little Man on the Subway • (1950) • short story by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl [as by Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh] 148 • The Hazing • [Homo Sol • 3] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov 165 • Super-Neutron • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov 180 • Not Final! • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov 199 • Legal Rites • (1950) • novelette by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl [as by Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh] 231 • Time Pussy • [Probability Zero] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov 235 • Appendix -- The Sixty Stories of the Campbell Years • (1973) • essay by uncredited...

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The Early Asimov: Book Two Reviews

  • Jerry
    2018-09-21 20:44

    A Quickie ReviewThough mostly fun, this set of classic stories was a bit harder-edged, especially in the language department, than I was expecting. Also, one "story" read like a chapter from a textbook. It was still good for what it was, though.Score: 3/5

  • Nikki Bishop
    2018-09-24 20:49

    I'm not a fan of biographies in general, so those insights didn't appeal too much. Luckily they're easy to skip and the tales were good.

  • Danielle
    2018-09-16 15:44

    I love these collections of Asimov's stories because he always gives prefaces to all of them describing how they came about and other hilarious tidbits of his life. They can sometimes be more enjoyable than the stories themselves! But this is a pretty good collection, not a lot of his best work, but good. (Minus the one about Christmas in Ganymede. Really sometimes Asimov's humor was cringeworthy, his adherence to puns makes one groan! Not just me, Asimov once tried to "flirt" with a lady by turning her name into a pun in his hitting on her. She chased him down the street! Probably much to his glee...)Top stories of this collection:- Author! Author!: A fictional detective comes to life and starts making demands of his author! Hilarious satire and weird Asimovian hijinks.- Blind Alley: Classic Asimov. Sharply clever with an introspective look at what drives mankind. This one was my favorite!- The Red Queen's Race: I think I really love Asimov's time travel stories. He always has an unique way of using it. This has an Alice Through the Looking Glass reference! ^_^- Mother Earth: Similar to what he did in the Foundation novels, but to a smaller scale. Not anything new necessarily, but it is always fun to see Asimov set the board and have it all come to pass!

  • Alejandro Barba
    2018-10-12 20:24

    Es una lectura fácil de asimilar, con sus relatos cortos te permite a llevar la lectura un poco relajada. Si bien no contiene lo mejor de la ciencia ficción las notas de autor al final de cada relato son oro puro. Se muestra al escritor detrás de la pluma. Relatos que mas me gustaron y que en consecuencia recomiendo (Bajo orden de gusto):1-Ritos legales, cuento que no guarda relación con la ciencia. Un buen cuento de fantasmas2-Super neutrón, muchos datos técnicos pero de gran composición 3-El numero imaginario, falla en algunas partes y se vuelve un poco tedioso pero funciona matemáticamente hablando 4-El hombrecillo del metro, se apega a la fantasía, con una narración mal planteada pero con una gran enseñanza. Se puede ver como una metáfora teológica. 5-¡No tan definitivo!, Segunda vez que lo leo, y me gusto igual que la primera vez6-Novatada, vuelve aparecer y lo volví a leer, me causa cierta simpatía. Es bueno

  • Djiezes
    2018-09-19 20:46

    Title: "The Early Asimov or ,Eleven Years of Trying - Book 2"1972Dutch Title: "Vroege Werken 1 - 1940-1941 : Het Superneutron"The Early Asimov series contains short stories written by Isaac Asimov that didn't got bundled before (1972) in other books. None of the stories are part of this Robot or Foundation universe. Most of them he sold to the sci-fi magazine 'Astounding', lead by John Campbell; others were published by other magazines of that era. Asimov follows each story with a history and details.The Dutch version of this second book contains the following short stories:1) Homo Sol2) Half-Breeds on Venus (Halfbloeden op Venus)3) The Imaginary (De imaginaire grootheid)4) Heredity (Erfelijkheid)5) History (Geschiedenis)6) Christmas on Ganymede (Kerstmis op Ganymedes)7) The Little Man on the Subway (De kleine man in de ondergrondse)8) The Hazing (De ontgroening)9) Super-Neutron10) Not Final (Niet Definitief)11) Legal Rites (Wettige Riten)

  • Andrew
    2018-10-13 19:39

    This book although printed as part of a set of 3, in my eyes was really just a continuation of the firs volume (and I guess a prelude to the 3rd and final one) but considering the huge amount (and range) of material written by Asimov I can imagine there would be enough material to fill this collection the same over again. Ok but what else - considering what I said in my comments on volume one? Well for one thing it reflected the time - the career of Isaac Asimov spanned a massive and hugely important era of science fiction and is reflected in the contest of this book. So to me this really does hold a window in to the "golden era" of science fiction where wonder was still there and boundaries were firmly in place but ready to be pushed.

  • Rafael Ontivero
    2018-09-25 15:44

    Hay libros que cuestan un montón de leer. Este ha sido el caso, no ya por lo "difícil" de la lectura ya que algunos cuentos son verdaderos truños y otros han envejecido bastante mal. Además, está la fijación de Asimov por la psicología barata. Los últimos cuentos recogidos aquí, coetáneos de la Serie de la Fundación y de los Robots, tienen como trama central y desarrollo, conceptos psicológicos bastante trasnochados.

  • FranklinTV
    2018-09-24 16:37

    More collected Asimov short stories that began my journey into reading, so kept mainly for that reason rather than to re-read. These are from his early period (strange to think about how old these stories are given they are from the 1940s). I do like how Asimov gives a short background to each story and what was happening in his life at the time before it is presented. Alas, none of these stories would seem to have stuck in my memory.

  • Happy (Mara) Hodges
    2018-09-29 12:38

    It was just as entertaining to read the stories about his stories as it was to read the stories themselves. I did find my mind wandering at times, though. Still, Asimov is a wellspring of unique ideas.

  • Nancy
    2018-10-06 13:33

    Short stories. Some very good; others not so. But in general he's an interesting writer with a good imagination.

  • Shawn
    2018-09-23 14:40

    I believe I read a few of these stories back in high school?

  • Mildred
    2018-10-15 20:33

    Cuentos de Asimov, redacción básica. Como van avanzando los cuentos, mejora la historia.

  • John
    2018-10-13 12:37

    Grade B+. Short stories. Book Ea2.

  • Erik Graff
    2018-10-11 13:34

    These fourteen science fiction stories were composed by Asimov during the period 1941 through 1950. Some I had already read at the time I picked up this collection during a break from school.

  • Bird Lovegod
    2018-10-13 14:22

    See volume 1. Same format, different stories of course. Historically interesting. A book of the story of the making of the legend.

  • David
    2018-10-02 15:41

    Good at the time