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The Best of Isaac Asimov

The Best of Isaac Asimov

(1973)
A collection of stories by

 
School Library Journal
YA Although not an author whom average readers would associate with mysteries, Asimov has actually written several good ones. This collection contains 31 short pieces that are among his personal favorites. Two sections contain his series stories, the ''Black Widower'' and the ''Union Club'' mysteries. Brief introductions to each section and story will serve to acquaint readers with the general background of the series. A third section contains miscellaneous mysteries. All are clear and entertaining. This is a book to be read on ''a little here, a little there'' basis. The stories are short, and prolonged reading results in a series of mental stops and starts that are wearying. Also, the stories are written according to a set formula. However, read on the installment plan, the book is worth the effort. If the recent spate of series in juvenile publishing is any guide, this collection should please adolescents, including reluctant readers. Karl Penny, Houston Public Library

 
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Hardback Editions

August 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-246-13186-1 / 978-0-246-13186-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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August 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-385-19783-7 / 978-0-385-19783-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 1974 : USA Hardback
Title: The Best of Isaac Asimov (Doubleday science fiction)
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-385-05078-X / 978-0-385-05078-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 1973 : UK Hardback
Title: Best of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-283-97981-X / 978-0-283-97981-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-586-07499-6 / 978-0-586-07499-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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July 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-449-13287-0 / 978-0-449-13287-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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June 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Best of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-449-20829-X / 978-0-449-20829-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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December 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Best of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-449-20288-7 / 978-0-449-20288-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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October 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Best of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-449-23653-6 / 978-0-449-23653-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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March 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: Best of Isaac Asimov 1954-72 (Sphere science fiction)
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-7221-1257-2 / 978-0-7221-1257-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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March 1977 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Best of Isaac Asimov 1939-49
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-7221-1256-4 / 978-0-7221-1256-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 1973 : UK Paperback
Title: Best of Isaac Asimov
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-7221-1254-8 / 978-0-7221-1254-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

1977 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Best of Isaac Asimov Unabridged ( Audio Cassette )
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0-7366-0235-6 / 978-0-7366-0235-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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