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Gold : the final science fiction collection

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : HarperPrism, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Fifteen fiction stories, 18 non-fiction and 20 essays on the craft of writing science fiction. One of the fiction pieces is Cal, on a robot who wants to be a writer. His owner, a writer, agrees to program him for the task, but when the robot outdoes the writer in his craft, switches him off.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
short stories
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Short stories
Science fiction
Nouvelles
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Gold.
New York : HarperPrism, ©1995
(DLC) 94023598
(OCoLC)31377874
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780061802706 0061802700
OCLC Number: 624399640
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (345 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part 1. The final stories. Cal ; Left to right ; Frustration ; Hallucination ; The instability ; Alexander the god ; In the canyon ; Good-bye to earth ; Battle-hymn ; Feghoot and the courts ; Fault-intolerant ; Kid brother ; The nations in space ; The smile of the chipper ; Gold --
pt. 2. On science fiction. The longest voyage ; Inventing a universe ; Flying saucers and science fiction ; Invasion ; The science fiction blowgun ; The robot chronicles ; Golden age ahead ; The all-human galaxy ; Psychohistory ; Science fiction series ; Survivors ; Nowhere! ; Outsiders, insiders ; Science fiction anthologies ; The influence of science fiction ; Women and science fiction ; Religion and science fiction ; Time-travel --
pt. 3. On writing science fiction. Plotting ; Metaphor ; Ideas ; Suspense ; Serials ; The name of our field ; Hints ; Writing for young people ; Names ; Originality ; Book reviews ; What writers go through ; Revisions ; Irony ; Plagiarism ; Symbolism ; Prediction ; Best-seller ; Pseudonyms ; Dialog.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.

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Fifteen fiction stories, 18 non-fiction and 20 essays on the craft of writing science fiction. One of the fiction pieces is Cal, on a robot who wants to be a writer. His owner, a writer, agrees to program him for the task, but when the robot outdoes the writer in his craft, switches him off.

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