Isaac Asimov short stories bibliography

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This is a list of short stories by Isaac Asimov. Asimov is mainly famous 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.

Published stories[edit]

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
(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
(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
(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
(The Merchant Princes)
1944 Foundation Astounding Science Fiction, August 1944
The Wedge
(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
(The General)
1945 Foundation and Empire Astounding Science Fiction, April 1945
Escape!
(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—
(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
(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
(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?
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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?
(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
(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
(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
(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
(The Man Who Never Told a Lie)
1972 Tales of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1972
Go, Little Book!
(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
(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?
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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!
(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
(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
(The Winning Number)
1980 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, October 1980
The Men Who Wouldn't Talk
(Pigeon English)
1980 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, November 1980
A Clear Shot
(Big Shot)
1980 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, December 1980
The Year of the Action
(The Gilbert and Sullivan Mystery)
1981 Banquets of the Black Widowers Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 1 January 1981
Irresistible to Women
(Call Me Irresistible)
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, January 1981
He Wasn't There
(The Spy Who Was Out-of-Focus)
1981 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, February 1981
The Thin Line
(Taxicab Crackdown)
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, March 1981
Mystery Tune
(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
(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
(One in a Thousand)
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, September 1981
Twelve Years Old
(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!
(Cloak and Dagger Duel)
1981 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, November 1981
The Appleby Story
(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
(Countdown to Disaster)
1982 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, January 1982
Friends and Allies
(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?
(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
(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
(Stopping the Fox)
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, May 1982
Getting the Combination
(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
(Mystery Book)
1982 The Union Club Mysteries
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
Gallery, July 1982
The Three Goblets
(A Flash of Brilliance)
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, August 1982
Spell It!
(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
(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
(A Piece of the Rock)
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, November 1982
Half a Ghost
(A Ghost of a Chance)
1982 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, December 1982
There Was a Young Lady
(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
(A Chemical Solution)
1983 Gallery, February 1983
Never Out of Sight
(The Amusement Lark)
1983 The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov Gallery, March 1983
The Favourite Piece
(Face the Music)
1983 The Union Club Mysteries Gallery, April 1983
The Magic Umbrella
(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
(Circuit Breaker)
1983 Gallery, June 1983
The Bird That Sang Bass
(Riddled With Clues)
1983 Gallery, July 1983
The Last Caesar
(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
(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
(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
(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 anthologised[edit]

Five published stories were never included in Asimov's own books. They were however included in other anthologies.[12]

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.[13] 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[14][15] in a magazine, A Treasury of Great Science Fiction Stories no. 1 (1964). (It has since been reprinted in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer 2007.[16])
  • "A Woman's Heart" (Satellite, June 1957) was never collected because of Asimov's disdain for it.[14][17]
  • "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.[18])
  • "The Man Who Made the 21st Century" (Boys' Life, October 1965)[19]
  • "Party by Satellite" (The Saturday Evening Post, May 1974)[20][21] (Original title "The Third Dream.")
  • "Strike!" (Omni, January 1979) (reprinted in the magazine The Best of Omni Science Fiction No. 4)[22]
  • "The Super Runner" (Runner's World, October 1982)[23]
  • "The Ten-Second Election" (Omni, November 1984)[24]

20 mystery stories have also never been anthologised.[25][26] Of these, all but one are Union Club mystery stories[25] (for a list, see The Union Club Mysteries). "Zip Code" (1986) is a mystery story featuring the boy detective character Larry.[27]

Unpublished stories[edit]

Nine stories which Asimov wrote early in his career were never published anywhere, and are now lost:

  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 and 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.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Half-Baked Publisher's Delight" (1974), "Getting Even" (1980), "The Turning Point" (1988), "The Lost Dog" (1988) and "Ho! Ho! Ho!" (1989).
  13. ^ "Question" at AsimovReviews.net
  14. ^ a b Asimovonline FAQs
  15. ^ "The Portable Star" at Asimovreviews.net
  16. ^ ISFDb
  17. ^ "A Woman's Heart" at Asimovreviews.net
  18. ^ ISFDb
  19. ^ "The Man Who Made the 21st Century" at Asimovreviews.net
  20. ^ Asimovonline: Party by Satellite
  21. ^ "Party by Satellite" at Asimovreviews.net
  22. ^ Strike! at ISFDb
  23. ^ Asimovonline: The Super Runner
  24. ^ Asimovonline: The Ten-Second Election
  25. ^ a b Asimovonline: Union Club Mysteries
  26. ^ Asimovonline: Miscellaneous story list
  27. ^ Asimovonline: Larry Mystery Stories Index
  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.)

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