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Buy Jupiter and Other Stories

by Asimov, Isaac

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. BOOK: Light Shelf Rub to Boards. DUST JACKET: Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. CONTENTS: Darwinian Pool Room; Day of the Hunters; Shah Guido G.; Button, Button; The Monkey's Finger; Everest; The Pause; Let's Not; Each an Explorer; Blank!; Does a Bee Care?; Silly Asses; Buy Jupiter; A Statue for Father; Rain, Rain, Go Away; Founding Father; Exile to Hell; Key Item; The Proper Study; 2430 A.D.; The Greatest Asset; Take a Match; Thiotimoline to the Stars; Light Verse. SYNOPSIS: An Extraordinary Talk with an Extraordinary Man. Here Isaac Asimov, the renowned writer and storyteller, takes you behind the scenes to his work - and to his life - revealing the rare blend of an original mind and rich personality that has made him one of the biggest names in science fiction today. Together with twenty-four little-anthologized stories by the grand master is his biographical commentary on each of them. They form a unique autobiography from the early '50s right on up to the present. Here's Isaac Asimov the punster, in Shah Guido G (doling out punishment even in the title); Isaac Asimov the romantic, in Everest (an impromptu exercise written on a dare from a beautiful editor); Isaac Asimov the dreamer, in A Statue for Father (written as a plot to keep his mind off a dreaded vacation); and Isaac Asimov the extraordinary, in twenty-one other marvellously inventive tales of fiction and fantasy. - and - Some of the stories you'll read about in this book: Buy Jupiter - Advertising space was so limited, the agencies thought. But things started to look up: after all, there was this one, rather large billboard... Each an Explorer - His name was Chouns and he joked about invasions by intelligent lettuce. But his head was in the right place and he wasn't far from wrong. 2340 A.D. - What happens to the last zoo on earth when there are no more animals? Founding Fathers - The poignant story of five men trying to change the face of an entire planet. Rain, Rain, Go Away - About some very odd next-door neighbors, who were forever listening to weather reports. Does a Bee Care? - Locked in a chrysalis of human flesh, the alien waited eight thousand years for just the right moment... Light Verse - About an eccentric old artist and her equally eccentric old robots. Stories with a moral, stories with humor, stories of insight and projection, and just plain good tales of science fiction and adventure-twenty-four in all - by the acknowledged master of the game.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Michael Flanagan. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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