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Isaac Asimov short stories bibliography

This is a list of short stories by American writer Isaac Asimov. Asimov is principally known for his science fiction, but he also wrote mystery and fantasy stories.

This list includes Asimov's Foundation short stories, which were later collected into three novels known as the Foundation Trilogy.

Contents

Published storiesEdit

In this table, "year" refers to the year of publication, and in the case of magazines means the cover date (which is not always the year when the magazine actually appeared on sale). Alternative titles appear in brackets. (383 stories appear on this list.)

Story Year Collected in First published
"Marooned off Vesta" 1939 Asimov's Mysteries
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Amazing Stories, March 1939
"The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use" 1939 The Early Asimov Amazing Stories, May 1939
"Trends" 1939 The Early Asimov Astounding Science Fiction, July 1939
"Half-Breed" 1940 The Early Asimov Astonishing Stories, February 1940
"Ring Around the Sun 1940 The Early Asimov Future Fiction, March 1940
"The Callistan Menace 1940 The Early Asimov Astonishing Stories, April 1940
"The Magnificent Possession 1940 The Early Asimov Future Fiction, July 1940
"Robbie"
(also as "Strange Playfellow")
1940 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions
Super Science Stories, September 1940
"Homo Sol" 1940 The Early Asimov Astounding Science Fiction, September 1940
"Half-Breeds on Venus" 1940 The Early Asimov Astonishing Stories, December 1940
"History" 1941 The Early Asimov Super Science Stories, March 1941
"The Secret Sense" 1941 The Early Asimov Cosmic Stories, March 1941
"Heredity" 1941 The Early Asimov Astonishing Stories, April 1941
"Reason" 1941 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
Astounding Science Fiction, April 1941
"Liar!" 1941 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
Astounding Science Fiction, May 1941
"Nightfall" 1941 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Edge of Tomorrow
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Astounding Science Fiction, September 1941
"Super-Neutron" 1941 The Early Asimov Astonishing Stories, September 1941
"Not Final!" 1941 The Early Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Astounding Science Fiction, October 1941
"Christmas on Ganymede" 1942 The Early Asimov Startling Stories, January 1942
"Robot AL-76 Goes Astray" 1942 The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
Amazing Stories, February 1942
"Runaround" 1942 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions
Astounding Science Fiction, March 1942
"Black Friar of the Flame" 1942 The Early Asimov Planet Stories, Spring 1942
"Time Pussy" 1942 The Early Asimov Astounding Science Fiction, April 1942 (under the pseudonym George E. Dale[1]
"Foundation"
(also as "The Encyclopedists")
1942 Foundation Astounding Science Fiction, May 1942
"The Weapon" 1942 In Memory Yet Green Super Science Stories, May 1942
(under pseudonym H. B. Ogden)
"Bridle and Saddle"
(also as "The Mayors")
1942 Foundation Astounding Science Fiction, June 1942
"Victory Unintentional" 1942 The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
Super Science Stories, August 1942
"The Hazing" 1942 The Early Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1942
"The Imaginary" 1942 The Early Asimov Super Science Stories, November 1942
"Death Sentence" 1943 The Early Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Astounding Science Fiction, November 1943
"Catch That Rabbit" 1944 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Astounding Science Fiction, February 1944
"The Big and the Little"
(also as "The Merchant Princes")
1944 Foundation Astounding Science Fiction, August 1944
"The Wedge"
(also as "The Traders")
1944 Foundation Astounding Science Fiction, October 1944
"Blind Alley" 1945 The Early Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Astounding Science Fiction, March 1945
"Dead Hand"
(also as "The General")
1945 Foundation and Empire Astounding Science Fiction, April 1945
"Escape!"
(also as "Paradoxical Escape")
1945 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
Astounding Science Fiction, August 1945
The Mule 1945 Foundation and Empire Astounding Science Fiction, November 1945 and December 1945
"Evidence" 1946 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Astounding Science Fiction, September 1946
"Little Lost Robot" 1947 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions
Astounding Science Fiction, March 1947
"Now You See It—"
(also as "Search by the Mule")
1948 Second Foundation Astounding Science Fiction, January 1948
"The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline" 1948 Only a Trillion
The Early Asimov
Astounding Science Fiction, March 1948
"No Connection" 1948 The Early Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Astounding Science Fiction, June 1948
"The Red Queen's Race" 1949 The Early Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Astounding Science Fiction, January 1949
"Mother Earth" 1949 The Early Asimov Astounding Science Fiction, May 1949
"—And Now You Don't"
(also as "Search by the Foundation")
1949–1950 Second Foundation Astounding Science Fiction, November 1949, December 1949 and January 1950
"The Little Man on the Subway" (co-written with Frederik Pohl)[2] 1950 The Early Asimov Fantasy Book, vol. 1 no. 6 (January 1950)
"The Evitable Conflict" 1950 I, Robot
The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
Astounding Science Fiction, June 1950
"Legal Rites" (co-written with Frederik Pohl)[3] 1950 The Early Asimov Weird Tales, September 1950
"Darwinian Pool Room" 1950 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1950
"Green Patches"
(also as "Misbegotten Missionary")
1950 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1950
"Day of the Hunters" 1950 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Future Combined With Science Fiction Stories, November 1950
"Satisfaction Guaranteed" 1951 Earth Is Room Enough
The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Amazing Stories, April 1951
"Hostess" 1951 Nightfall and Other Stories
Robot Dreams
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1951
"Breeds There a Man...?" 1951 Through a Glass, Clearly
Nightfall and Other Stories
The Edge of Tomorrow
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Astounding Science Fiction, June 1951
"The Psychohistorians" 1951 Foundation Foundation (Gnome Press, 1951)
"In a Good Cause—" 1951 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
New Tales of Space and Time (Henry Holt & Co., 1951)
"C-Chute" 1951 Through a Glass, Clearly
Nightfall and Other Stories
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1951
"Shah Guido G." 1951 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Marvel, November 1951
"The Fun They Had" 1951 Earth Is Room Enough
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Boys' and Girls' Page, December 1951
"Youth" 1952 The Martian Way and Other Stories Space Science Fiction, May 1952
"What If—" 1952 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Fantastic, Summer 1952
"The Martian Way" 1952 The Martian Way and Other Stories
The Best of Isaac Asimov
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1952
"The Deep" 1952 The Martian Way and Other Stories
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1952
"Button, Button" 1953 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Startling Stories, January 1953
"The Monkey's Finger" 1953 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Startling Stories, February 1953
"Nobody Here But—" 1953 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Star Science Fiction Stories (Ballantine Books, February 1953)
"Sally" 1953 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Robot
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Fantastic, May–June 1953
"Flies" 1953 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1953
"Kid Stuff" 1953 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Beyond Fantasy Fiction, September 1953
"Belief" 1953 Through a Glass, Clearly
The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Edge of Tomorrow
Astounding Science Fiction, October 1953
"The Micropsychiatric Applications of Thiotimoline" 1953 Only a Trillion Astounding Science Fiction, December 1953
"Everest" 1953 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Universe Science Fiction, December 1953
"Sucker Bait" 1954 The Martian Way and Other Stories Astounding Science Fiction, February 1954 and March 1954
"The Pause" 1954 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Time to Come (Farrar, Straus and Young, April 1954)
"The Immortal Bard" 1954 Earth Is Room Enough
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Universe Science Fiction, May 1954
"The Foundation of S.F. Success" 1954 Earth Is Room Enough
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1954
"Let's Not" 1954 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Boston University Graduate Journal, December 1954
"It's Such a Beautiful Day" 1955 Through a Glass, Clearly
Nightfall and Other Stories
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Star Science Fiction Stories No.3 (Ballantine Books, January 1955)
"The Singing Bell" 1955 Asimov's Mysteries
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1955
"Question" 1955 Computers and Automation, March 1955
"Risk" 1955 The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
Astounding Science Fiction, May 1955
"The Last Trump" 1955 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Fantastic Universe, June 1955
"Franchise" 1955 Earth Is Room Enough
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
If: Worlds of Science Fiction, August 1955
"The Talking Stone" 1955 Asimov's Mysteries
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1955
"The Portable Star" 1955 Thrilling Wonder Stories, Winter 1955
"Dreamworld" 1955 Opus 100
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1955
"Dreaming Is a Private Thing" 1955 Earth Is Room Enough
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1955
"The Message" 1956 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1956
"The Dead Past" 1956 Earth Is Room Enough
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Edge of Tomorrow
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Astounding Science Fiction, April 1956
"Hell-Fire" 1956 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Fantastic Universe, May 1956
"Living Space" 1956 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Original Science Fiction Stories, May 1956
"What's in a Name?"
(also as "Death of a Honey-Blonde")
1956 Asimov's Mysteries The Saint Detective Magazine, June 1956
"The Dying Night" 1956 Nine Tomorrows
Asimov's Mysteries
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1956
"Someday" 1956 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Infinity Science Fiction August 1956
"Each an Explorer" 1956 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Future #30 (August 1956)
"Pâté de Foie Gras" 1956 Asimov's Mysteries
Only a Trillion
The Edge of Tomorrow
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Astounding Science Fiction, September 1956
"The Watery Place" 1956 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Satellite Science Fiction, October 1956
"First Law" 1956 The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
Fantastic Universe, October 1956
"Gimmicks Three"
(also as "The Brazen Locked Room")
1956 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1956
"The Last Question" 1956 Nine Tomorrows
Opus 100
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Edge of Tomorrow
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Science Fiction Quarterly, November 1956
"Jokester" 1956 Earth Is Room Enough
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Infinity Science Fiction, December 1956
"Strikebreaker"
(also as "Male Strikebreaker")
1957 Nightfall and Other Stories
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Original Science Fiction Stories, January 1957
"The Dust of Death" 1957 Asimov's Mysteries Venture Science Fiction, January 1957
"Let's Get Together" 1957 The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Infinity Science Fiction, February 1957
"The Author's Ordeal" 1957 Earth Is Room Enough
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Science Fiction Quarterly, May 1957
"Blank!" 1957 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Infinity Science Fiction, June 1957
"Does a Bee Care?" 1957 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
Robot Dreams
If: Worlds of Science Fiction, June 1957
"A Woman's Heart" 1957 Satellite, June 1957
"Profession" 1957 Nine Tomorrows
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Astounding Science Fiction, July 1957
"A Loint of Paw" 1957 Asimov's Mysteries
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1957
"Ideas Die Hard" 1957 The Winds of Change and Other Stories Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1957
"I'm in Marsport Without Hilda" 1957 Nine Tomorrows (bowdlerized version)
Asimov's Mysteries
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Venture Science Fiction, November 1957
"Insert Knob A in Hole B" 1957 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1957
"Galley Slave" 1957 The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1957
"The Gentle Vultures" 1957 Nine Tomorrows
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Super-Science Fiction, December 1957
"Spell My Name with an S"
(also as "S, as in Zebatinsky")
1958 Nine Tomorrows
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Star Science Fiction, January 1958
"Lenny" 1958 The Rest of the Robots
The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Infinity Science Fiction, January 1958
"I Just Make Them Up, See!" 1958 Nine Tomorrows
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1958
"The Feeling of Power" 1958 Nine Tomorrows
Opus 100
The Edge of Tomorrow
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
If: Worlds of Science Fiction, February 1958
"Silly Asses" 1958 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Future Science Fiction, February 1958
"All the Troubles of the World" 1958 Nine Tomorrows
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Super-Science Fiction, April 1958
"Buy Jupiter" 1958 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Venture Science Fiction, May 1958
"The Up-to-Date Sorcerer" 1958 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1958
"The Ugly Little Boy"
(also as "Lastborn")
1958 Nine Tomorrows
The Edge of Tomorrow
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1958
"A Statue for Father"
(also as "Benefactor of Humanity")
1959 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Satellite Science Fiction, February 1959
"Anniversary" 1959 Asimov's Mysteries
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Amazing Science Fiction Stories, March 1959
"Unto the Fourth Generation" 1959 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1959
"Obituary" 1959 Asimov's Mysteries
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1959
"Rain, Rain, Go Away" 1959 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Fantastic Universe, September 1959
"Rejection Slips" 1959 Nine Tomorrows
Science Fiction by Asimov
Nine Tomorrows (Doubleday, 1959)
"The Covenant"
(Asimov wrote part two of this five-part round-robin story.[4]
1960 Fantastic Story Magazine, July 1960
"Thiotimoline and the Space Age" 1960 Opus 100
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, October 1960
"What Is This Thing Called Love?"
(also as "Playboy and the Slime God")
1961 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Amazing Stories, March 1961
"The Machine that Won the War" 1961 Nightfall and Other Stories
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1961
"My Son, the Physicist" 1962 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Scientific American, February 1962
"Star Light" 1962 Asimov's Mysteries
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Scientific American, October 1962
"Author! Author!" 1964 (written in 1943) The Early Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Unknown Five (Pyramid Books, January 1964)
"Eyes Do More Than See" 1965 Nightfall and Other Stories
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
Science Fiction by Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1965
"Founding Father" 1965 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1965
"The Man Who Made the 21st Century" 1965 Boys' Life, October 1965
"The Key" 1966 Asimov's Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1966
"The Prime of Life" 1966 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1966
"The Billiard Ball" 1967 Asimov's Mysteries
The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Edge of Tomorrow
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
If: Worlds of Science Fiction, March 1967
"Segregationist" 1967 Nightfall and Other Stories
The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 1
Abbottempo, book 4, 1967
"Exile to Hell" 1968 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, May 1968
"Key Item"
(also as "The Computer That Went On Strike")
1968 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1968
"The Proper Study" 1968 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Boys' Life, September 1968
"The Holmes-Ginsbook Device" 1968 Opus 100 If: Worlds of Science Fiction, December 1968
"Feminine Intuition" 1969 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1969
"Waterclap" 1970 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories If: Worlds of Science Fiction, April 1970
"A Problem of Numbers"
(also as "As Chemist to Chemist")
1970 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1970
"2430 A.D." 1970 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories IBM Magazine, October 1970
"The Best New Thing" 1971 The Best New Thing The Best New Thing (World Publishing Co., 1971)
"The Greatest Asset" 1972 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, January 1972
"The Acquisitive Chuckle" 1972 Tales of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 1972
"Mirror Image" 1972 The Best of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, May 1972
"Ph as in Phony"
(also as "The Phony PhD")
1972 Tales of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1972
"Truth to Tell"
(also as "The Man Who Never Told a Lie")
1972 Tales of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1972
"Go, Little Book!"
(also as "The Matchbook Collector")
1972 Tales of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1972
"Take a Match" 1972 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
New Dimensions II (Doubleday, 1972)
"Thiotimoline to the Stars" 1973 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology (Random House, 1973)
"Early Sunday Morning"
(also as "The Biological Clock")
1973 Tales of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1973
"The Obvious Factor" 1973 Tales of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1973
"The Pointing Finger" 1973 Tales of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1973
"Miss What?"
(also as "A Warning to Miss Earth")
1973 Tales of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1973
"Light Verse" 1973 Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
Opus 200
The Complete Robot
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Saturday Evening Post, September–October 1973
"Out of Sight"
(also as "The Six Suspects")
1973 Tales of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1973
"Yankee Doodle Went to Town" 1974 Tales of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Tales of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, 1974)
"The Lullaby of Broadway" 1974 Tales of the Black Widowers Tales of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, 1974)
"The Curious Omission" 1974 Tales of the Black Widowers Tales of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, 1974)
"The Dream" 1974 The Dream, Benjamin's Dream and Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast (limited edition)
Opus 200
The Saturday Evening Post, January 1974
"When No Man Pursueth" 1974 More Tales of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1974
"Benjamin's Dream"
(also as "The Second Dream")
1974 The Dream, Benjamin's Dream and Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast (limited edition) The Saturday Evening Post, April 1974
"Party by Satellite"
(also as "The Third Dream")
1974 The Saturday Evening Post, May 1974
"Quicker Than the Eye 1974 More Tales of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1974
". . . That Thou Art Mindful of Him" 1974 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1974
"Stranger in Paradise" 1974 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
The Complete Robot
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
If: Worlds of Science Fiction, May–June 1974
"Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast"
(also as "The Fourth Dream")
1974 The Dream, Benjamin's Dream and Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast (limited edition) The Saturday Evening Post, June and July 1974
"The Iron Gem" 1974 More Tales of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1974
"Half-Baked Publisher's Delight"
(co-written with Jeffrey S. Hudson)
1974 The Best from If, Volume III
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories
Worlds of If, July–August 1974
"The Three Numbers"
(also as "All in the Way You Read It")
1974 More Tales of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1974
"Nothing Like Murder" 1974 More Tales of the Black Widowers The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1974
"No Smoking"
(also as "Confessions of an American Cigarette Smoker")
1974 More Tales of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1974
"The Heavenly Host" 1974 The Heavenly Host
(an extended version of the original short story)[5][6]
Boys' Life, December 1974
"Big Game" 1974 (written in 1941) Before the Golden Age Before the Golden Age (Doubleday, 1974)
"The Life and Times of Multivac" 1975 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
The New York Times, Sunday, 5 January 1975
"Sarah Tops"
(also as "Try Sarah Tops")
1975 The Key Word and Other Mysteries Boys' Life, February 1975
"A Boy's Best Friend" 1975 The Complete Robot Boys' Life, March 1975
"The One and Only East" 1975 More Tales of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1975
"The Little Things" 1975 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1975
"Point of View" 1975 The Complete Robot Boys' Life, July 1975
"Earthset and Evening Star" 1975 More Tales of the Black Widowers
Opus 200
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1975
"About Nothing" 1975 The Winds of Change and Other Stories First appeared on a postcard.
(subsequently in Science Fiction Review, August 1975 and then Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Summer 1977)
"Halloween" 1975 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov American Way, October 1975
"A Case of Need" 1975 The Key Word and Other Mysteries Young World Magazine, October 1975
"Santa Claus Gets a Coin" 1975 The Key Word and Other Mysteries Boys' Life, December 1975
"Friday the Thirteenth" 1976 More Tales of the Black Widowers The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1976
"Season's Greetings!" 1976 More Tales of the Black Widowers More Tales of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, 1976)
"The Unabridged" 1976 More Tales of the Black Widowers More Tales of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, 1976)
"The Ultimate Crime" 1976 More Tales of the Black Widowers More Tales of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, 1976)
"The Bicentennial Man" 1976 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
Opus 200
The Complete Robot
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Stellar #2 (Ballantine Books, February 1976)
"The Winnowing" 1976 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, February 1976
"Old-Fashioned" 1976 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Bell Telephone Magazine, January–February 1976
"Marching In" 1976 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
High Fidelity, May 1976
"Birth of a Notion" 1976 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories Amazing Stories, June 1976
"The Cross of Lorraine" 1976 Casebook of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1976
"The Tercentenary Incident" 1976 The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
The Complete Robot
The Complete Stories, Volume 2
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1976
"The Family Man"
(also as "A Case of Income Tax Fraud")
1976 Casebook of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1976
"Good Taste" 1976 Opus 200
The Winds of Change and Other Stories
Good Taste (Apocalypse Press, 1976) (limited edition)
(subsequently in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Fall 1977)
"To Tell at a Glance" 1977 The Winds of Change and Other Stories The Saturday Evening Post, February 1977
"True Love" 1977 The Complete Robot
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
American Way, February 1977
"Think!" 1977 The Complete Robot
Robot Visions
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1977
"The Sports Page" 1977 Casebook of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1977
"Sure Thing" 1977 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Summer 1977
"The Thirteenth Day of Christmas" 1977 The Key Word and Other Mysteries
Opus 200
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1977
"The Missing Item" 1977 Casebook of the Black Widowers Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Winter 1977
"The Key Word" 1977 The Key Word and Other Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
The Key Word and Other Mysteries (Walker & Company, 1977)
"The Next Day" 1978 Casebook of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1978
"The Disappearing Man" 1978 The Key Word and Other Mysteries (British edition only)
The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries
Boys' Life, June 1978
"Found!" 1978 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Edge of Tomorrow
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Omni, October 1978
"Fair Exchange?" 1978 The Winds of Change and Other Stories Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine, Fall 1978
"Strike!" 1979 Omni, January 1979
"Nothing for Nothing" 1979 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1979
"Irrelevance!"
(also as "A Matter of Irrelevance")
1979 Casebook of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1979
"How It Happened" 1979 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine, Spring 1979
"None So Blind" 1979 Casebook of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1979
"To the Barest" 1979 Casebook of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1979
"The Backward Look" 1979 Casebook of the Black Widowers Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 1979
"It Is Coming" 1979 The Winds of Change and Other Stories Various newspapers, 1979 (advert for Field Enterprises)
"The Last Answer" 1980 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
Robot Dreams
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, January 1980
"Second Best" 1980 Casebook of the Black Widowers Casebook of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, January 1980)
"Middle Name" 1980 Casebook of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Casebook of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, January 1980)
"What Time Is It?" 1980 Casebook of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Casebook of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, January 1980)
"For the Birds" 1980 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1980
"Sixty Million Trillion Combinations" 1980 Banquets of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 5 May 1980
"The Woman in the Bar" 1980 Banquets of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 30 June 1980
"Getting Even" 1980 Tales from the Spaceport Bar Gallery, August 1980
"No Refuge Could Save"
(also as "To Spot a Spy")
1980 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, September 1980
"The Good Samaritan" 1980 Banquets of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 10 September 1980
"Death of a Foy" 1980 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
Science Fiction by Asimov
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October 1980
"The Telephone Number"
(also as "The Winning Number")
1980 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, October 1980
"The Men Who Wouldn't Talk"
(also as "Pigeon English")
1980 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, November 1980
"A Clear Shot"
(also as "Big Shot")
1980 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, December 1980
"The Year of the Action"
(also as "The Gilbert and Sullivan Mystery")
1981 Banquets of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 1 January 1981
"Irresistible to Women"
(also as "Call Me Irresistible")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, January 1981
"He Wasn't There"
(also as "The Spy Who Was Out-of-Focus")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, February 1981
"The Thin Line"
(also as "Taxicab Crackdown")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, March 1981
"Mystery Tune"
(also as "Death Song")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, April 1981
"The Last Shuttle" 1981 The Winds of Change and Other Stories Today (a Florida newspaper supplement), 10 April 1981
"Hide and Seek" 1981 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, May 1981
"Gift"
(also as "Decipher Deception")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, June 1981
"Can You Prove It?" 1981 Banquets of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 17 June 1981
"Hot or Cold" 1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, July 1981
"The Thirteenth Page" 1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, August 1981
"1 to 999"
(also as "One in a Thousand")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, September 1981
"Twelve Years Old"
(also as "The 12-Year-Old Problem")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, October 1981
"A Perfect Fit" 1981 The Winds of Change and Other Stories EDN, 14 October 1981
"Testing, Testing!"
(also as "Cloak and Dagger Duel")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, November 1981
"The Appleby Story"
(also as "The Last Laugh")
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, December 1981
"Ignition Point!" 1981 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Finding the Right Speaker (American Society of Association Executives, 1981)
"Dollars and Cents"
(also as "Countdown to Disaster")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, January 1982
"Friends and Allies"
(also as "Mirror Image")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, February 1982
"Lest We Remember" 1982 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
Robot Dreams
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1982
"Which Is Which?"
(also as "The Perfect Alibi")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, March 1982
"The Winds of Change" 1982 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
The Edge of Tomorrow
Speculations (Houghton Mifflin, April 1982)
"One Night of Song" 1982 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
Azazel
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 1982
"The Sign"
(also as "The Telltale Sign")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, April 1982
"The Phoenician Bauble" 1982 Banquets of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1982
"Catching the Fox"
(also as "Stopping the Fox")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, May 1982
"Getting the Combination"
(also as "Playing It by the Numbers")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, June 1982
"To the Victor" 1982 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1982
"The Library Book"
(also as "Mystery Book")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, July 1982
"The Three Goblets"
(also as "A Flash of Brilliance")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, August 1982
"Spell It!"
(also as "Book Smart")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, September 1982
"Lucky Seven" 1982 The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries Boys' Life, September 1982
"The Dim Rumble" 1982 Science Fiction by Asimov
Azazel
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, October 1982
"Two Women"
(also as "Cherchez la Femme: the Case of the Disappearing Woman")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, October 1982
"The Super Runner" 1982 Runner's World, October 1982
"The Smile That Loses" 1982 The Winds of Change and Other Stories
Azazel
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November 1982
"Sending a Signal"
(also as "A Piece of the Rock")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, November 1982
"Half a Ghost"
(also as "A Ghost of a Chance")
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, December 1982
"There Was a Young Lady"
(also as "Poetic License")
1983 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, January 1983
"Potential" 1983 Science Fiction by Asimov Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1983
"State Capital"
(also as "A Chemical Solution")
1983 Gallery, February 1983
"Never Out of Sight"
(also as "The Amusement Lark")
1983 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov Gallery, March 1983
"The Favourite Piece"
(also as "Face the Music")
1983 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, April 1983
"The Magic Umbrella"
(also as "Stormy Weather")
1983 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov Gallery, May 1983
"A Monday in April 1983 Banquets of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1983
"The Briefcase in the Taxi"
(also as "Circuit Breaker")
1983 Gallery, June 1983
"The Bird That Sang Bass"
(also as "Riddled With Clues")
1983 Gallery, July 1983
"The Last Caesar"
(also as "Great Caesar's Ghost")
1983 Gallery, August 1983
"Saving Humanity" 1983 Azazel
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 1983
"Nothing Might Happen" 1983 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, December 1983
"The Speck" 1983 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov Gallery, December 1983
"The Christmas Solution" 1983 The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries Boys' Life, December 1983
"A Matter of Principle" 1984 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1984
"Neither Brute nor Human" 1984 Banquets of the Black Widowers
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1984
"The Evil Drink Does" 1984 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1984
"Writing Time" 1984 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1984
"Triply Unique" 1984 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1984
"The Intrusion" 1984 Banquets of the Black Widowers Banquets of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, September 1984)
"The Driver" 1984 Banquets of the Black Widowers Banquets of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, September 1984)
"The Wrong House" 1984 Banquets of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Banquets of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, September 1984)
"The Redhead" 1984 Banquets of the Black Widowers
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1984
"The Ten-Second Election" 1984 Omni, November 1984
"Dashing Through the Snow" 1984 Science Fiction by Asimov
Azazel
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1984)
"The Year of the Feast" 1984 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1984
"The Queen and King" 1984 Espionage, December 1984
"Hallucination" 1985 Gold Boys' Life, February, March and April 1985
"The Fourth Homonym" 1985 Puzzles of the Black Widowers
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1985
"Upside Down" 1985 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1985
"Unique Is Where You Find It" 1985 The Edge of Tomorrow
Puzzles of the Black Widowers
The Edge of Tomorrow (Tor Books, July 1985)
"Triple Devil" 1985 Puzzles of the Black Widowers
The Return of the Black Widowers
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1985
"Logic Is Logic" 1985 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1985
"The Suspect"
(also as "The Taunter")
1985 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1985
"He Travels the Fastest 1985 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1985
"Straight Lines" 1985 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1985
"The Twins" 1985 The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries (Walker & Company, 1985)
"The Man in the Park" 1985 The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries (Walker & Company, 1985)
"Feghoot and the Courts"
(also as "Burnside and the Courts")
1986 Gold Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Doubleday, 1986)
"The Eye of the Beholder" 1986 Azazel
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, January 1986
"Child's Play" 1986 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 1986
"New England Equinox" 1986 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1986
"More Things in Heaven and Earth" 1986 Science Fiction by Asimov
Azazel
Science Fiction by Asimov (Davis Publications, 1986)
"Sunset on the Water" 1986 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1986
"Ten" 1986 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1986
"Zip Code" 1986 Boys' Life, September 1986
"Where Is He?" 1986 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1986
"The Mind's Construction" 1986 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, October 1986
"Robot Dreams" 1986 Robot Dreams Robot Dreams (Berkley Books, November 1986)
(subsequently in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1986)
"The Common Name" 1986 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1986
"Left to Right" 1987 Gold Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, January 1987
"The Fights of Spring" 1987 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1987
"The Old Purse" 1987 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1987
"The Teddy Bear" 1987 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1987
"The Stamp" 1987 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1987
"Galatea" 1987 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1987
"The Fable of the Three Princes" 1987 Magic Spaceships and Spells (Harper & Row, 1987)
"The Two-Centimeter Demon" 1988 Azazel Azazel (Doubleday, 1988)
"The Quiet Place" 1988 Puzzles of the Black Widowers
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1988
"The Legacy" 1988 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1988
"The Turning Point" 1988 The Drabble Project The Drabble Project (Beccon Publications, April 1988) (limited edition)
"Flight of Fancy" 1988 Azazel Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1988
"The Lost Dog" 1988 Mysterious Menagerie Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1988
"The Smile of the Chipper"
(also as "Man as the Ultimate Gadget")
1988 Gold Supplement to Bloomberg Businessweek, 21 October 1988
(subsequently in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1989)
"I Love Little Pussy" 1988 The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1988
"Christmas Without Rodney" 1988 Robot Visions Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1988
"The Instability" 1989 Gold The Observer, 1 January 1989
"Good-bye to Earth" 1989 Gold Interview, January 1989
"The Last Man" 1989 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1989
"The Envelope" 1989 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1989
"Alexander the God" 1989 Gold Columbia, June / July 1989
"Northwestward" 1989 Return of the Black Widowers
Magic
The Further Adventures of Batman (Bantam Books, July 1989)
"The Mad Scientist" 1989 Magic Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, July 1989
"To Your Health" 1989 Magic Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1989
"The Alibi" 1989 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1989
"Ho! Ho! Ho!" 1989 Mistletoe Mysteries Mistletoe Mysteries: Tales of Yuletide Murder (Mysterious Press, October 1989)
"Too Bad!" 1989 Robot Visions The Microverse (Bantam, November 1989)
"The Lucky Piece" 1990 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Puzzles of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, January 1990)
"The Four-Leaf Clover" 1990 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Puzzles of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, January 1990)
"The Recipe" 1990 Puzzles of the Black Widowers Puzzles of the Black Widowers (Doubleday, January 1990)
"Yes, but Why?" 1990 The Return of the Black Widowers The Armchair Detective, Spring 1990
"Lost in a Space Warp" 1990 The Return of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1990
"Robot Visions" 1990 Robot Visions Robot Visions (Roc Books, April 1990)
"Fault-Intolerant" 1990 Gold Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1990
"Police at the Door" 1990 The Return of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1990
"In the Canyon" 1990 Gold Omni, July 1990
"Wine Is a Mocker" 1990 Magic Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1990
"Cal" 1990 Gold Cal (Doubleday, 1990) (limited edition pamphlet)
"The Haunted Cabin" 1990 The Return of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1990
"The Time Traveller 1990 Magic Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1990
"Kid Brother 1990 Gold Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1990
"Missing" 1991 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1991
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" 1991 Magic Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 1991
"The Guest's Guest" 1991 The Return of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1991
"Gold" 1991 Gold Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, September 1991
"Frustration" 1991 Gold There Won't Be War (Tor Books, November 1991)
"Prince Delightful and the Flameless Dragon" 1991 Magic Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (Del Rey / Ballantine Books, November 1991)
"It's a Job" 1991 Magic Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1991
"The Critic on the Hearth" 1992 Magic Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1992
"March Against the Foe" 1994 Magic Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1994
"Battle-Hymn" 1995 Gold Gold (HarperPrism, March 1995)
"The Nations in Space" 1995 Gold Gold (HarperPrism, March 1995)

The collection I, Robot also contains a linking text at the beginning and end of the book, and in between some (but not all) of the stories, which form a framing story not found anywhere else.[citation needed]

A play by Asimov called The Story Machine, which is an adaptation of his short story "Someday", was published in the February 1958 issue of Plays.[7]

In 1950 Asimov wrote a comic strip called "Star Empire" (art by Charles Schneeman). The first page appeared in the May 1990 issue of Argosy.[8][9][10][11]

Stories never anthologisedEdit

Five published stories were never included in Asimov's own books. They were however included in other anthologies. These were "Half-Baked Publisher's Delight" (1974), "Getting Even" (1980), "The Turning Point" (1988), "The Lost Dog" (1988) and "Ho! Ho! Ho!" (1989).

Nine science fiction stories have never been collected in any book:

  • "Question" (Computers and Automation, March 1955) had an ending which was similar to another author's 1952 story (although the rest of the story was different), and when this was pointed out to Asimov he promised never to publish it again, a promise he kept.[12] By that time the story had already been reprinted in the April 30, 1957, issue of Science World.
  • "The Portable Star" (Thrilling Wonder Stories, Winter 1955) was Asimov's least favourite story, and was anthologised without his permission[13][14] in a magazine, A Treasury of Great Science Fiction Stories no. 1 (1964). (It has since been reprinted in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer 2007.[15])
  • "A Woman's Heart" (Satellite, June 1957) was never collected because of Asimov's disdain for it.[13][16]
  • "The Covenant" (Fantastic Story Magazine, July 1960) was a five-part round-robin story to which five different authors contributed. Asimov wrote the second part.[4] (It was reprinted in a magazine in 1966, Most Thrilling Science Fiction Ever Told Number 2.[17])
  • "The Man Who Made the 21st Century" (Boys' Life, October 1965)[18]
  • "Party by Satellite" (The Saturday Evening Post, May 1974)[19][20] (Original title "The Third Dream.")
  • "Strike!" (Omni, January 1979) (reprinted in the magazine The Best of Omni Science Fiction No. 4)[21]
  • "The Super Runner" (Runner's World, October 1982)[22]
  • "The Ten-Second Election" (Omni, November 1984)[23]

20 mystery stories have also never been anthologised.[24][25] Of these, all but one are Union Club mystery stories[24] (for a list, see The Union Club Mysteries). "Zip Code" (1986) is a mystery story featuring the boy detective character Larry.[26]

Unpublished storiesEdit

Nine stories which Asimov wrote early in his career were never published anywhere, and are now lost.[27] They were:

  1. (1938)[28] "Cosmic Corkscrew" (9,000 words)
  2. (1938)[29] "This Irrational Planet" (3,000 words)
  3. (1938)[30] "Paths of Destiny" (6,000 words)
  4. (1938)[30] "Knossos in Its Glory" (6,000 words)
  5. (1939)[31] "The Decline and Fall" (6,000 words)
  6. (1939)[32] "Life Before Birth" (6,000 words)
  7. (1939)[32] "The Brothers" (6,000 words)
  8. (1940)[33] "The Oak" (6,000 words)
  9. (1941)[34] "Masks" (1,500 words)

In the 1972 anthology The Early Asimov, Asimov listed two other stories which he thought had also been lost:[35] "The Weapon" (1938) and "Big Game" (1941). However, they were subsequently found ("The Weapon" had in fact been published under a pseudonym in 1942, which Asimov had forgotten). They were collected in In Memory Yet Green (1979) and Before the Golden Age (1974), respectively.[36][37] (They are included in the above list of published stories.)

In his autobiography, Asimov wrote "Since February 1941, I have never written a piece of fiction that has not, in one way or another, seen print."[38]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Asimov, Isaac (1974). The Early Asimov Volume 2, Panther Books, pp. 233-4. ISBN 0-586-03936-8
  2. ^ Asimov, Isaac (1974). The Early Asimov Volume 2, Panther Books, p. 134. ISBN 0-586-03936-8
  3. ^ The Early Asimov vol. 2, pp. 197–198
  4. ^ a b The Covenant at AsimovReviews.net
  5. ^ The Heavenly Host (the short story) at Asimovreviews.net
  6. ^ The Heavenly Host (the book) at Asimovreviews.net
  7. ^ Asimovonline: The Story Machine
  8. ^ Storypilot.com
  9. ^ Asimovonline.com
  10. ^ WorldCat.org
  11. ^ The Locus Index to Science Fiction, 1984–1998
  12. ^ "Question" at AsimovReviews.net
  13. ^ a b Asimovonline FAQs
  14. ^ "The Portable Star" at Asimovreviews.net
  15. ^ ISFDb
  16. ^ "A Woman's Heart" at Asimovreviews.net
  17. ^ ISFDb
  18. ^ "The Man Who Made the 21st Century" at Asimovreviews.net
  19. ^ Asimovonline: Party by Satellite
  20. ^ "Party by Satellite" at Asimovreviews.net
  21. ^ Strike! at ISFDb
  22. ^ Asimovonline: The Super Runner
  23. ^ Asimovonline: The Ten-Second Election
  24. ^ a b Asimovonline: Union Club Mysteries
  25. ^ Asimovonline: Miscellaneous story list
  26. ^ Asimovonline: Larry Mystery Stories Index
  27. ^ Asimov, I. (1980). In Memory Yet Green. Avon. p. 293. (Originally published by Doubleday, 1979)
  28. ^ The Early Asimov Volume 1, p. 14
  29. ^ The Early Asimov Volume 1, p. 33
  30. ^ a b The Early Asimov Volume 1, p. 50
  31. ^ The Early Asimov Volume 1, p. 105
  32. ^ a b Asimov, Isaac (1974). The Early Asimov Volume 2. Panther Books. pp. 9–10. ISBN 0-586-03936-8.
  33. ^ The Early Asimov Volume 2, p. 78
  34. ^ The Early Asimov Volume 2, p. 147
  35. ^ Asimov, Isaac (1973). The Early Asimov Volume 1. Panther Books. pp. 187–188. ISBN 0-586-03806-X.
  36. ^ Asimov, I. (1980). In Memory Yet Green. Avon. pp. 339–340. (Originally published by Doubleday, 1979)
  37. ^ Asimov, I. (1974). Before the Golden Age. (Orbit Books edition, 1976, pp. 147–148.)
  38. ^ Asimov, I. (1980). In Memory Yet Green. Avon. p. 293. (Originally published by Doubleday, 1979)

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