Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection
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Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection

by Isaac Asimov
Release date: 1990
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

Gold is Isaac Asimov's first original collection of science fiction in over a decade. It is also his last science fiction collection, one containing all of his uncollected SF stories that have never before appeared in book form.

Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of SF for its practitioners, for its millions of readers, and for the world at large. The stories collected here range from the humorous to the profound, for Asimov was engaged until the end of his days in the work of redefining and expanding the boundaries of the literature he loved, and indeed, helped create.

At the heart of this unique collection is the title story, Gold a moving and revealing drama about a who gambles everything on a chance at immortality – a gamble Asimov himself made. And won.


Part 1: The Final Stories

  • Cal
  • Left to Right
  • Frustration
  • Hallucination
  • The Instability
  • Alexander the God
  • In the Canyon
  • Good-bye to Earth
  • Battle-Hymn
  • Feghoot and the Courts
  • Fault-Intolerant
  • Kid Brother
  • The Nations in Space
  • The Smile of the Chipper
  • Gold

Part 2: On Science Fiction

  • The Longest Voyage
  • Inventing the Universe
  • Flying Saucers and Science Fiction
  • Invasion
  • The Science Fiction Blowgun
  • The Robot Chronicles
  • Golden Age Ahead
  • The All-Human Galaxy
  • Psychohistory
  • Science Fiction Series
  • Survivors
  • Science Fiction Anthologies
  • The Influence of Science Fiction
  • Women and Science Fiction
  • Religion and Science Fiction
  • Time-Travel

Part 3: On Writing Science Fiction

  • Plotting
  • Metaphor
  • Ideas
  • Suspense
  • Serials
  • The Name of Our Field
  • Hints
  • Writing for Young People
  • Names
  • Originality
  • Book Reviews
  • What Writers Go Through
  • Revisions
  • Irony
  • Plagiarism
  • Symbolism
  • Prediction
  • Best-Seller
  • Pseudonyms
  • Dialog
updated 2010-09-07

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