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 ). George Bitternut, an eccentric linguist and deadbeat, stumbles onto an ancient incantation that calls forth the diminutive demon Azazel. With Dr. Asimov himself .

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Azazel by Isaac Asimov

He studied chemistry at Columbia University, earning a B. Asimov warns the reader that you may find the style “un-Asimovian. Some of the stories are more memorable than others, which one isaa expect from a collection of short stories. Asimov’s asinine ideas hold sway in every way, because he is. This assessment is certainly true, and accounts for what I both loved and hated most about Azazel. Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, His family emigrated to the United States in and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store.

Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. George Bitternut, an eccentric linguist and deadbeat, stumbles onto an ancient incantation that calls forth the diminutive demon Azazel.


Azazel (Asimov)

Azazel is a two-centimeter-tall demon or extraterrestrialnamed after the Biblical demon. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms.

He said, ‘Down to Gehanna or up to the Throne, he travels the fastest who travels alone. I’d like to shake off this feeling, it isn’t cool. Asimov himself as eager audience, George recounts 18 episodes of life with Azazel–disastrous, hilarious episodes that could come only from science fiction’s 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.

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Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories

Dec 13, Lorelei rated it liked it Shelves: Science fiction short story collections by Isaac Asimov short xsimov collections Doubleday publisher books. White rated it liked it. It’s a frolicking romp through a fantastic “what if.

And, Azazel jumps in to help. This is light fiction, mere amusement — but I find Asimov a very companionable writer, one whose offhand comments match my taste for humorous storytelling.


Want to Read saving…. The introduction of this book describes how Aasimov came to create Azazel, with an explanation about how the stories and book came to be published. The satire and underlying social commentary, that is thrown ixaac for good measure here and there, is quite refreshing also. Return to Book Page. Sep 26, Ana Aldana rated it did not like it Recommended to Ana by: But the collection of short stories is like a basic sitcom; no matter how well-written or well-acted, the aeimov all begin to sound the same after a while.

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She said, ” He’s getting started again next week. The wish comes true and the man writes brilliantly — but not novels.

Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator. Azazel Isaac Asimov Snippet view –