Asimov on Science Fiction

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First UK edition (publ. Grenada)

Asimov on Science Fiction (ISBN 0-586-05840-0) is a 1981 non-fiction work by Isaac Asimov. It is a collection of short essays dealing with various aspects of science fiction. Many of the essays are (slightly edited versions of) editorials from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Asimov wrote forewords to them that bind the collection together and grouped them in the following sections:

  • Science Fiction in General
  • The Writing of Science Fiction
  • The Predictions of Science Fiction
  • The History of Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction Writers
  • Science Fiction Fans
  • Science Fiction Reviews
  • Science Fiction and I