Nine Tomorrows

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Nine Tomorrows
Nine tomorrows.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorIsaac Asimov
Cover artistRichard M. Powers[1]
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)

Nine Tomorrows is a collection of nine short stories and two pieces of comic verse by American writer Isaac Asimov. The pieces were all originally published in magazines between 1956 and 1958, with the exception of the closing poem, "Rejection Slips", which was original to the collection. The book was first published in the United States in 1959 and in the UK in 1963. It includes two of Asimov's favorite stories, "The Last Question" and "The Ugly Little Boy".

Nine Tomorrows has been reprinted several times. The most recent publication appears to be a 1987 Del Rey reissue; ISBN 0-345-34604-1.



Floyd C. Gale rated the collection four+ stars out of five, writing that "few other authors can claim [Asimov's] consistently high level of excellence" and mentioning "Profession" and "The Ugly Little Boy" as especially good.[2]


  1. ^ ISFDB: "Nine Tomorrows"
  2. ^ Gale, Floyd C. (October 1959). "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf". Galaxy. pp. 146–150. Retrieved 14 June 2014.

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