Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: End of Eternity, The ISBN: 0586024409 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780586024409 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 815 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Shortly to be filmed by Ridley Scott, the best time-travel story since H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, by the Grand Master of science fiction, the story of Andrew Harlan, Technician and Eternal. Andrew Harlan's job is to range through past and present centuries monitoring and even altering Time's myriad cause-and-effect relationships. As a Technician with the Allwhen Council, he initiates Reality Changes that may affect the lives of as many as fifty billion people -- and a million or more of them may be so drastically affected as to be considered new individulas. Above all, therefore, a Technician must be dispassionate. An emotional make-up is a distinct handicap. Then Harlan meets Noys and falls victim to a phenomenon older than Time itself -- love. Years of self-discipline are cast aside as Harlan uses the awesome techniques of the Eternals to twist Time so that he and Noys might survive...together.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Robot visions ISBN: 0451450647 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451450647 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 654 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: From Isaac Asimov, the Hugo Award-winning Grand Master of Science Fiction whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics, comes five decades of robot visions: thirty-four landmark stories and essays--including three rare tales--gathered together in one volume. Meet all of Asimov's most famous creations including: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot psychologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human/robot detective team of Lije Bailey and R. Daneel Olivaw, who have appeared in such bestselling novels as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire. Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations--from the most primitive computers and mobile machines to the first robot to become a man. "It's good to have Isaac's classic robot stories, and his commentary on them, in one handsome volume."--Arthur C. Clarke
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Foundation and Empire ISBN: 0553293370 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293371 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.
Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire s glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.
But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave."
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Caves of Steel ISBN: 0553293400 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293401 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 584 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot--and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Gods Themselves ISBN: 0553288105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553288100 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The opening of a gate to another universe brings both a new source of energy and a perilous threat to the Sun, and Peter Lamont, a young scientist, must save Earth.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Forward the Foundation ISBN: 0553565079 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553565072 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 594 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The seventh and final novel in Asimov's Hugo Award-winning "Foundation" series. Earlier in the series, Hari Seldon, the guiding genius of the Foundation, was a figure of history. By going back to the great mathematician's life, this volume fills in the remaining gaps in the story.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Prelude to Foundation ISBN: 0553278398 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553278392 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 615 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A book chronicling the adventures of the young Hari Seldon as he travels to Trantor, capital city of the Galactic Empire. It is here that he develops his prophetic theory of psychohistory, a prediction of the coming fall of the Empire and the ultimate rise of the Foundation.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Magic ISBN: 0006482031 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006482031 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 631 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A collection of 31 fantasy stories, ranging from the humorous to the profound. The book also contains previously uncollected writings about the craft of fantasy writing and essays about fantasy itself in which Asimov writes on matters such as metaphor, irony, originality and symbolism.
Описание: A human being is a soft, weak creature. It needs constant supplies of air, water, and food; it has to spend a third of its life asleep, and it can't work if the temperature is too hot or too cold. But a robot is made of strong metal. It uses electrical energy directly, never sleeps, and can work in any temperature. It is stronger, more efficient - and sometimes more human than human beings. Isaac Asimov was one of the greatest science-fiction writers, and these short stories give us an unforgettable and terrifying vision of the future.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Foundation Trilogy ISBN: 184159332X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841593326 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1364 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: It is the story of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psycho-historian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in store: a dark age of ignorance, barbarism and violence that will last for thirty thousand years.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Naked Sun (Robot Series) ISBN: 0553293397 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293395 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Robot Dreams ISBN: 0441731546 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780441731541 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: от 654 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: From the Bestselling Author of I, Robot "His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction."--The New York Times In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov--science writer, historian, and futurist--accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics in such popular books as I, Robot; Robots and Empire; and The Robots of Dawn. Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes--from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse--presented by the author in an introductory essay. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov's robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Robot Lost;" a woman's talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; and "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered. "Classic science fiction . . . includes many of Asimov's best."--Chronicle "The collection gathers 20 of Asimov's greatest (with Asimov, the word 'great' is no mere hyperbole), older short stories, plus one new tale written especially for this book, and an important essay which opens the book."--Starlog
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Robots of Dawn ISBN: 0553299492 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553299496 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 584 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Foundation`s Edge ISBN: 0553293389 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293388 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: от 584 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. With extraordinary vision they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women devoted to safeguarding humanity against an unyielding deluge of barbarism and warfare. At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations has come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation have proved victorious; and now they return to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire on the ruins of the old. But rumors persist that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all--and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge. Now two exiled citizens of the Foundation--a renegade Councilman and a doddering historian--set out in search of the mythical planet Earth . . . and proof that the Second Foundation still exists. Meanwhile someone--or something--outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final, shocking destiny at the very end of the universe