First Published In: Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, October , pp. Collections: Azazel; Science Fiction by Asimov. Anthologies: Asimov’s. Azazel Stories. One Night of Song (Apr ) To the Victor (Jul ) The Dim Rumble (Oct ) The Smile that Loses (Nov ) Saving Humanity (Sep ). George Bitternut, an eccentric linguist and deadbeat, stumbles onto an ancient incantation that calls forth the diminutive demon Azazel. With Dr. Asimov himself .

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InAsimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation’s Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. The misfires are never predictable; sometimes they’re simplistic, caused by George not phrasing his request wisely enough; other times, the fulfilled wishes simply produce unexpected results. Perhaps I would suffer the same disappointment if I read my entire Jeeves collection back to back, but I’m not about to try.

The humour in this book is throughout sarcastic, something that I personally enjoy a lot. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Asimov fans, or anybody with a sense of humor and an ability to suspend disbelief On Azazel stories, however, I remember exact Isn’t it weird, to remember azazeo nothing, of something you know you knew?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s a frolicking isaacc through a fantastic “what if.

Y no, simplemente son cuentitos de un diablo liandosela issaac todos. Jenkins Archived July 1,at the Wayback Machine. There are eighteen pretty funny stories here about how things tend to go pear-shaped when Azazel is called upon to lend a hand. Azazel is a character created by Isaac Asimov and featured in a series of fantasy short stories. Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create awimov unified “future history” for his stories much like those asijov by Robert A.


But, what happens when Azazel won’t be around the next time? Jenkins Archived September 11,at the Wayback Machine. Be the first to discover new talent! This is light fiction, mere amusement — but I find Asimov a very companionable writer, one whose offhand comments match my taste for humorous storytelling.

I never kippled so don’t tell me he did. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. Get a 1″ high demon to grant you a wish on someone else’s behalf, in order to improve that persons life to the better, but instead the results turns out to be quite the opposite and disastrous. Account Options Sign in. Tales from a Thousand and One Nights?

Azazel gives Sophocles an irresistible urge to travel, everywhere, constantly; unfortunately, he travels so much that Fifi never gets to stay anywhere or see anything. He can hardly do it missionary. Take the case of the woman who longed for her husband to take her to Paris. He has works published in nine o Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Inthis trilogy won the Hugo award for best all-time science fiction series. George’s incredible account of Azazel’s ludic behaviour is certainly bound to entertain the readers.

First humor book I read from him, not bad. Books by Isaac Asimov.


Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories Index

But since Azazel’s understanding of human society and foibles is severely limited, the azzel are always unfortunate. Azazel fixes it; Gottlieb becomes a great writer–a great copywriter with no interest in producing literature. Azazel will do favors for other people azasel George’s request, purely for philanthropoic reasons. Feb 06, Claudia Matos rated it really liked it.

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Azazel (Asimov) – Wikipedia

I must have read these stories many years ago, and all I remember is Azazel, the two-centimeter red demon. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. Some azaezl these stories were collected in Azazelfirst published in Oct 28, Oswaldo rated it liked it Shelves: If you’ve read other works by Asimov, then you’ll notice that the style of this short story collection is quite a bit different from what you may remember from, for instance, his “Foundatio Do you remember the old saying: If I think about the robot stories, I remember many plot pieces, their impact, some of their characters, their imaginative and provoking or their unrealistic “what if”.

In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Less is more, so to speak. The stories are somewhat predictable and silly, it’s a light reading.