In the late 1930s a new young talent began to make his mark on the science fiction scene with a succession of outstanding stories in the various SF magazines of the time. His name: Isaac Asimov. He was later to become world-renowned as the author of such classics of modern science fiction as the epic FOUNDATION trilogy and the robot stories in which he formulated the now famous Three Laws of Robotics. THE EARLY ASIMOV (published in three volumes in Panther Science Fiction) is an unsurpassed showcase of the story-telling brilliance of the young Asimov. Each story is prefaced by Dr. Asimov with fascinating biographical detail of how and when he came to write it as well as his own critical evaluation of it. The result is a doubly rich science fiction treat: a collection of tales that makes engrossing entertainment in its own right and, in addition, gives the reader a first-hand look at the development of the twentieth century's undisputed Grand Master of science fiction.
Used availability for Isaac Asimov's The Early Asimov Volume 1
November 1972 : USA Hardback
January 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
September 1973 : UK Paperback