First Published In: Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, October , pp. Collections: Azazel; Science Fiction by Asimov. Anthologies: Asimov’s. Azazel Stories. One Night of Song (Apr ) To the Victor (Jul ) The Dim Rumble (Oct ) The Smile that Loses (Nov ) Saving Humanity (Sep ). Read Azazel online free from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc, Mobile. Azazel is a Fantasy novel by Isaac Asimov.

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Asimov is widely considered a master of the isaqc genre and, along with Robert Iasac. Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction.

Aug 14, Stephen Robert Collins rated it it was amazing. No eBook available Amazon. Science Fiction by Asimov [5]. I must have read these stories many years ago, and all I remember is Azazel, the two-centimeter red demon. George tem-se em alta estima. It’s a frolicking romp through a fantastic “what if. View all 11 comments. Sep 30, Alfaniel Aldavan added it Shelves: Questiono-me o que faria se tivesse oportunidade de pedir um favor a Azazel.

For they are fun and enjoyable reads, you just don’t want too much at once. An amusing collection of stories told over dinner with insulting deadbeat George who tells Isawc entertaining stories about the two centimeter demon he calls up for good deeds named Azazel. It appeared in a story also called ” Cal ” about a robot who learns to write stories. The humour in this book is throughout sarcastic, something that I personally enjoy a azazzel.

On Azazel stories, however, I remember exact Isn’t it weird, to remember almost nothing, of something you know you knew? Science fiction short-story collections by Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, Heinlein and Arthur C. To a friend suffering from writers’ block on a novel, he promises him boundless creativity George Bitternut, an eccentric linguist and deadbeat, stumbles onto an ancient incantation that calls forth the diminutive demon Azazel.


Webarchive template wayback links. Asimov himself as eager audience, George recounts 18 episodes of life with Azazel–disastrous, hilarious episodes that could come only from science fiction’s Thanks for telling us about the problem.

If I think about the robot stories, I remember many plot pieces, their impact, some of their characters, their imaginative and provoking or their unrealistic “what if”. The satire and underlying social commentary, that is thrown in for good measure here and there, is quite refreshing also.

He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. How can I possibly believe a man who tells me he has access to a two-centimeter tall demon he calls Azazel; a demon who is really an extraterrestrial personage of extraordinary, azazsl strictly limited, powers?

Azazel by Isaac Asimov

Too bad these favors always result in extraordinary trouble for the beneficiaries! Asimov became a naturalized U. The spoken and implied dialogue is charming and witty, especially the insults directed towards Asimov himself. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Too bad these favors always result in extraordinar George isn’t an ordinary fellow, for in times past his ancestors posessed the arcane knowledge required to summon creatures — demons? Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. Asimiv eighteen stories, azazep published in magazines, but collected with a new introduction isaac the author in a book, are not well remembered except as a diverting light entertainment.


There are eighteen pretty funny stories here about how things tend to go pear-shaped when Azazel is called upon to lend a hand. Somehow, most of these efforts go awry. Aug 12, Goran Lowie rated it liked it. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. I’d suggest that readers take a long time wzazel stories to better savor them, and I’d tell Asimov he should have included 10 stories instead of Dito isto, agora serei incapaz de o imaginar com outro rosto. Take the case of the woman who longed for her husband to take her to Paris.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. InAsimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation’s Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. This book is a departure from Isaac Asimov’s normal “hard” science fiction.

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories

In the latter half of the introduction – which, by the way, I consider one of the best parts of the book – Asimov warns readers that the style is more reminiscent of PG Wodehouse than it is vintage Asimov. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven.

He said, ‘Down to Gehanna zzazel up to the Throne, he travels the fastest who travels alone. Here is SF writer, Isaac Asimov, showing off his writing talents by imitating Wodehouse in a series of short stories about a little demon whose good deeds turn bad.

The stories are somewhat predictable and silly, it’s a light reading.

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