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Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov

A wide, 17-entry number of unique tales, compiled via an established Asimov collaborator, to rejoice Isaac Asimov's first 50 years (1739-89) as a printed author. all of the tales here's set in a single or one other of Asimov's invented worlds. hence, within the secret division, Edward Wellen proffers a brand new tale approximately Asimov's eccentric near-future detective, Wendell Urth, whereas Edward D. Hoch pens a brand new Black Widowers story. Science-fictionally in other places, Connie Willis writes a waggish yarn within which an getting older Asimov is petitioned via the robots to repeal the 3 legislation of Robotics; Pamela Sargent contributes a brand new story of detective Lije Baley and the Caves of metal; Orson Scott Card weighs in with a novella concerning the institution of the second one origin; whereas Harry Turtledove and George Zebrowski give a contribution tales set in different beginning epochs. Mike Resnick, Robert Sheckley, and Harry Harrison give a contribution new robotic yarns, and nonetheless different adaptations emanate from Robert Silverberg, George Alec Effinger, Barry N. Malzburg, Sheila Finch, Frederik Pohl, Poul Anderson, and Hal Clement.

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Excellent. Hemophilia. Bleeder’s disease. , the Romanovs of Czarist Russia. Women pass it on through a recessive X chromosome but do not themselves have it. Profuse bleeding, even from the slightest wound. In a test tube, normal blood from a vein clots in five to fifteen minutes; hemophiliac clotting time varies from thirty minutes to hours. A natural for zero-gravity research. ” His voice pitched even higher in his excitement. “Yes, yes. And Flammersfeld’s other project is another natural for zero-gravity research.

His gaze went back to that third screen. All the women there would have been heart-stopping beauties on a lesser world, but they were just enlisted men’s pickings on Trantor. With so many billions of women to choose from, the ones less than spectacular were simply ignored. Smiling in anticipation, Gilmer took the spiral slidewalk up to the Imperial bedchambers. Not even in his wildest dreams had he imagined anything like them. Thousands of years of the best ingenuity money could buy had been lavished there on nothing but pleasure.

Flammersfeld tightened his mouth. Someone was in Buck Two. He hurried to his bulkhead safe and punched the combination. The safe door swung open and he armed himself with the blaser he had never dreamed he might one day have to use. Terrarium Nine, in near-earth orbit, was a six-bucker--six concentric spheres built on R. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic principle. A pseudo black hole at the center provided Earth-gravity for the innermost sphere. The calibrated pull diminished to nothing in the outermost sphere, where the zero-gravity lab was.

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