The stories that were too astounding for Astounding!
Pebble in the Sky and The End of Eternity are among the best known of Isaac Asmov's early novels. But what most readers won't know is that both were originally written for – and rejected by – the famous pulp SF magazines of the 1940s and 1950s.
Along with Dr Asimov's fascinating commentary on the revisions and on his working relationships with legendary SF editors John Campbell and Horace Gold, The Alternate Asimovs offers the rare and delightful treat of watching a master of imagination in his workshop.
Isaac Asimov (born Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, 1920–1992), was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited about 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (the sole exception being the 100s: philosophy and psychology).
Isaac Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most ... (more)