The phrase is: "In a good cause, there are no failures. The story commences in the year 2755 of the Atomic Era (corresponding to 4700 C.E. (1941) Little Lost Rabbit (1947) Escape! Asimov advised aspiring writers to take their models from history and the classics. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. The story first appeared in a 1951 issue of New Tales of Space and Time, and was reprinted in the collection Nightfall and Other Stories ().. (1945) Evidence (1946) The Evitable Conflict (1950) "The Martian Way" and Other Stories Published: 1955. Any decent politician is masochistic enough to dream now and then of going down in flames while the angels sing. This Short Story was first published in Fantastic (Summer 1952 issue), by Isaac Asimov (and then republished in the June 1969 issue). "In a Good Cause—" is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. As far as I know, nothing of Asimov’s ever appeared on Two Thousand Plus. As a writer of fiction though, Asimov was a supremely influential voice in Sci-Fi for radical equality and inclusion. Asimov did write about aliens. Skip to main content.ca. The first book of the definitive three-volume collection of short stories by the prolific Isaac Asimov, whose tales have delighted countless fans for over half a century--a must for every science fiction bookshelf. The 9 stories are: Robbie (1940) Runaround (1942) Reason (1941) Catch That Rabbit (1944) Liar! "The three dates are June 17, 2755; September 5, 2788; December 32, 2800;-the years being counted in the usual manner of the period, that is, from the date of the first atomic explosion in 1945 of the ancient era. The non-humans are rather like the non-humans in the rather better “Hostess,” but that isn’t the problem. Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories 1939 Marooned off Vesta (Mar 1939) The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use (May 1939) Trends (Ad Astra) (Jul 1939) 1940 Half-Breed (Feb 1940) Ring Around the Sun (Mar 1940) The Callistan Menace (Stowaway) (Apr 1940) The Magnificent Possession (Ammonium) (Jul 1940) Homo Sol (Sep 1940) Robbie (Strange Playfellow) … The title comes from Asimov's breakthrough short story. The Complete Stories Vol. "The three dates are June 17, 2755; September 5, 2788; December 32, 2800;-the years being counted in the usual manner of the period, that is, from the date of the first atomic explosion in 1945 of the ancient era. Asimov had his good points as a writer. Series: The Complete Stories. Some of his non-fiction work provided me with a solid grounding in the sciences as they were in 1960s, and his stolid faith in empiricism and logic conditioned me to welcome post-structuralism. Isaac Asimov's Robot City Vol. Published in 1951. Tongue firmly in cheek perhaps, but he is right in saying that he is able to come up with good stories, because there is a good variety of science fiction tales in this collection: from a whimsical story like ‘What If’ that takes place on a train journey in the present time to an intergalactic war with an alien species, some time in the distant future. first UK edition - three novellas, Gypsy by Poul Anderson, and Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell, and Profession by Isaac Asimov. ― Isaac Asimov, quote from The Gods Themselves ... “There's a certain drama in going down in a good cause. 2: Preiss, Byron: 9780671039059: Books - Amazon.ca. Genres: Science Fiction. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Ideas Gift Cards Sell ... C-chute "In a good cause " What if Sally Flies "Nobody here but " It's such a beautiful day Strikebreaker Insert knob A in hole B The Up-to-date sorcerer Unto the fourth generation What is this thing called love? To celebrate their five years of marriage, Norman and Liwy take a train to New York for a week long holiday. … Hello Select your address Books Hello, Sign in. Asimov's first collection of short stories, all dealing with his beloved robots. 1 (Book) : Asimov, Isaac : Collection of 48 science fiction stories by Isaac Asimov. Some have twist endings that truly surprise and thrill. CONTENTS: Nightfall - Astounding, Sept 1941 Green Patches - Galaxy, Nov 1950 Hostess - Galaxy, May 1951 Breeds There a Man . But, -Dr. Lamont, to do that one has to have a fighting chance. He may not have written about aliens often, in proportion to his total science fiction output, but his aliens are generally quite good. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1988 "Christmas Without Rodney" 1988 Robot Visions: Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1988 "The Instability" 1989 Gold: The Observer, 1 January 1989 "Good-bye to Earth" 1989 Gold: Interview, January 1989 "The Last Man" 1989 — Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1989 Read Online List Chapter. Publication date 1969 Topics Science fiction, American Publisher Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Isaac Asimov. What If— The usual knock on Asimov is that he can’t write good characters or human interaction, but “What If—” is an excellent little SF romance. some shelf wear, minor wear to edges spine and corners, some marks on cover otherwise a very good tight copy, owners name on first page. Others are good looks at technology and the like in a nutshell, developed too far. The reason he's best known for a humans-only galaxy is because of John Campbell, the editor of Astounding Stories from 1937 until his death in 1971. None of those dates represents either his birth or death. ? Book. Ho! Isaac Asimov would probably have been horrified at the experiments under way in a robotics lab in Slovenia. Luckily, this isn't true. 9486 words and 53327 characters1. Condition: Good. That makes an average of 5.6 characters per word, 395 words per page, 9.64 words per line. Feb 4, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Jewel's Gently Used Clothing S. Discover (and save!) Mass Market Paperback. 24 pages, 41 lines per page. The Good Samaritan. Filled to the brim with terrific short stories, Asimov completely engrosses you in the lives and situations of the characters in these stories in only 30 pages. your own Pins on Pinterest In a Good Cause— An ambitious story that can’t quite meet its ambitions. Cart All. The phrase is: "In a good cause, there are no failures. “ In a Good Cause — ” • (1951) • novelette 468 • "In a Good Cause—" • (1951) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 489 • What If ... • (1952) • short story by Isaac Asimov 500 • Sally • (1953) • short story by Isaac Asimov What an incredible book. The Guide to Asimov's Short Fiction. . The Greatest Asset “He Wasn’t There” “History” “Ho! But the robo-battering is all in a good cause, ... “Even robots designed to Asimov’s laws can collide with people. Seller Inventory # 623202 . Complete Stories 1 : In a Good Cause - Isaac Asimov Complete Stories 1 : What If - Isaac Asimov Complete Stories 1 : Sally - Isaac Asimov Complete Stories 1 : Flies - Isaac Asimov Complete Stories 1 : Nobody Here But - Isaac Asimov Complete Stories 1 : It's Such a Beautiful Day - Isaac Asimov Complete Stories 1 : Strikebreaker - Isaac Asimov Complete Stories 1 : Insert Knob A in Hole B - … ASIMOV, ISAAC (continued) * Imagination, (ed) Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Dec 1990 * The Immortal Bard, (vi) Universe Science Fiction May 1954 * The Importance of Pitch, (ar) The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Jul 1989 * Impossible, That’s All!, (ar) The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Feb 1967 * In a Good Cause—, (nv) New Tales of Space and Time, ed. Too much invention, he argued, resulted in gratuituously enigmatic plots. C‑Chute was actually adapted by the successor to Dimension X, X Minus One (which also redid Nightfall and Hostess), not Dimension X itself. Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992. Norman and Liwy (Olivia) meet an unusual man on the train. 1 First read 1.1 Format 1.2 Journal 2 Ratings, awards, mentions and recommendations 3 Links and references Part of my first read of Nightfall and other Stories. Sex and humour are two areas of weakness for Asimov, but somehow, putting both of them together here works fantastically – probably because for once he lets the humour of his scenario speak for itself, and limits himself to a deadpan flippancy that he’s actually pretty good at (and because any cliché moments in dialogue and characterisation are justifiable through appeal to parody). Asimov deliberately attempted to write here a story in which he disagreed with the main character’s viewpoint, but the story doesn’t really succeed. Short story by Asimov. 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