What are the best Asimov books?

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    #1The Positronic Man

    The Positronic Man
    Thanks to the creation of the positronic brain, intelligent robots have revolutionized the way humanity lives. One of these robots is Andrew, who rather than just a servant, he has become a  member of the Martin family. He starts to develop human characteristics, and he will eventually live like a human, despite being a robot. 



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    Vincent Ortiz
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I'm a huge Asimov fan so I was really excited and looked forward to reading The Positronic Man. When my version arrived I was disappointed at the quality of my book. This is nitpicking about the production or the shipment as my book came in dirtied and damaged. I'm not too particular about things but I just felt my book shouldn't have had torn pages and smeared oil marks. Something just doesn't sit right with me with that. Aside from that I took to my reading and I really enjoyed the story as expected. I would be lying if the condition of the book didn't bother me as I read though. I kept thinking about it. So I'm giving major kudos for the story as I found it really enthralling and involving. It really made me think a lot about the philosophical issues it brought up. The actual package I got on the other hand left a lot to be desired."
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    #2The Currents of Space (Galactic Empire Series)

    The Currents of Space (Galactic Empire Series)

    Sark, an independent planet, is exploiting Florina and its inhabitants to obtain kyrt, an special and unique material that is the main source of their wealth. Rik, one of these Florinians is a scientist who suffers from amnesia, but he gradually starts remembering his past, and is the only one who can save his whole kin.

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    Xiang Feng
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "The Currents of Space a book. Some one who likes science fiction may like this book."
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    #3Bicentennial Man

    Bicentennial Man

    Andrew Martin is a robot that after living many years with the Martin family, and experiencing the most intense human feelings and emotions, wants to become a human. To do so, he replaces his body to look more like a human and even starts thinking like one of them, but to fully become a human he has to get rid of his positronic brain, which he eventually does, making him live 200 years. 

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    Paul Edwards
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Everyone will like this story. It beautifully describes about the feeling of robot which lives with Martin family"
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    #4Foundation and Earth

    Foundation and Earth

    Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov is a science fiction novel originally published in 1986 by the Doubleday. This is the fifth book from Asimov's Foundation series. It was preceded by the Foundation's Edge.

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    Joshua Howard
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I'm glad I finally read this. It was on my brothers recommendation. If you haven't read any Isaac Asimov, then this is a great introduction to the whimsical worlds he created with his words. I would avoid the kindle edition, as I heard some of the writing has been altered!"
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    #5The Naked Sun

    The Naked Sun

    The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov is a science fiction novel originally published in 1956 by the Doubleday. This is the second book from Asimov's Robot series. It was followed by The Robots of Dawn.

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    William Barnett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I think one should read all Asimov books. But I would not start with the second book in the series. I'd recommend the one before. "
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    #6The Robots of Dawn

    The Robots of Dawn

    The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov is a science fiction novel originally published in 1983 by the Doubleday. This is the third book from Asimov's Robot series. It was followed by the Robots and Empire.

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    Shirley Douglas
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I, Robot is an enduring classic of sci fi, and always will be. The Robots of Dawn continues the story, exploring more in depth many of the themes found in the first book. Asimov is more hard science fiction than fantasy, but his imagination is everything you want from the genre."
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    #7I, Robot

    I, Robot
    I, Robot is a series of short stories by the acclaimed author of science fiction, Isaac Asimov. It tells the story of robots outfitted with a "positronic brain" that allows them to feel what it is to be human, despite being made of metal.
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    Diana Du
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book is a classic, 20th century depiction of the future. it is a great read and doubtless the best Asimov book. "
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    #8Forward the Foundation

    Forward the Foundation
    This book continues narrating the adventures of professor Hari Seldon, who starts his politician career, dragged by the Emperor of the reign Cleon I. After many tragic evens hit him, he founds himself alone with his elder daughter Wanda, who is a mentalic, someone able to read minds and change other people's behavior. 




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    Alexander Hernandez
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Some books are very interesting to the core and this one was really amazing.I read it without getting involved into other things.I even forgot to go for a meeting because I was so immersed into the book."
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    #9Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series)

    Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series)

    Joseph Schwartz is a retired tailor living in the 1949 Chicago, when he suddenly finds himself in the future, where Earth is something very different of what he used to live in: due to its radioactive status, it is one of the lowest rated planets in the Galactic Empire.

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    Roger Pearson
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "A Pebble in the Sky was a captivating read. It somewhat quickly takes you to a distant future of earth that almost seems apocalyptic in nature. Definite best read for those into futuristic novels. "
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    #10In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954

    In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954
    This is the first volume of the two-volume autobiography of Isaac Asimov, which covers all his life until the time he started working as a full time writer. He warmly remembers his first days as a child prodigy, his college experience and his teaching classes. 



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    Ethan Ramos
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Among his many famous books, the best Isaac Asimov book is In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954. It is a two volume autobiography of Asimov that covers all his life until the time he started working full time as a writer. From his childhood to his days teaching, the book spans his early days."
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    #11Nightfall

    Nightfall

    Lagash, a planet illuminated by six different stars, is a planet where the night doesn't exist. This might change when some scientists discover that every 2000 years, a hidden moon causes a total eclipse, blocking every light on Lagash for more than a day: this will have catastrophic consequences for the planet inhabitants, as many terrifying stories about creatures from the night have been told.

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    Carl Richardson
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "If you like Asimov and haven't read Nightfall, then do yourself a favor and get on it. It's incredible!"
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    #12The Gods Themselves

    The Gods Themselves
    Written in 1972, this novel by the science fiction master features some aliens who live in a parallel universe. By exchanging matter with Earth, they can obtain energy for their dying universe, something that has consequences in the Earth universe: the Sun is becoming a supernova, and its explosion is imminent. 



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    Lisa Henderson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is an older book and it's about science. This isn't really my type of book but based on the reviews, many who are interested in Sci-Fi would love it. Yes it's a bit older, but it seems to be a good read."
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    #13Foundation and Empire

    Foundation and Empire
    Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov is a science fiction novel originally published in 1952 by the Doubleday. This is the second book from Asimov's Foundation series. It was followed by the Second Foundation.
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    Danielle Chen
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I'm always a little cautious when I start reading a highly touted author. Foundation and Empire was my introduction to Isaac Asimov, and I must say the hype is worth it. He has a way with words and storytelling. My only regret is that I waited too long."
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    #14The Caves of Steel (Robot Series)

    The Caves of Steel (Robot Series)

    In a time where hyperspace travelling has been discovered, Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaware living in the only overpopulated planet, the Earth, that has a total population of over eight billion. The protagonists of the novel are two police detectives, that are trying to clear a murder case in a futuristic environment. 

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    Ofelia Torres
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The robot series is something I am familiar with. It's a good series and it easily covers the topic when it comes to Asimov books. Very good rating and at a great price as well."
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    #15Foundation's Edge

    Foundation's Edge

    Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov is a science fiction novel originally published in June 1982 by the Doubleday. This is the fourth book from Asimov's Foundation series. It was followed by Foundation and Empire.

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    David Hernandez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I'm huge science fiction fan and you really can't get away without reading some Asimov. As with all Asimov books, Foundation's Edge is very deep and you need to take your time reading it. It is also part of a series so I really recommend reading the first three Foundation books first. This book is very thought provoking and well written. I really think this series is one of Asimov's best."

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Best What are the best Asimov books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Positronic ManBooks 27 Paid
2The Currents of Space (Galactic Empire Series)Books 26 Paid
3Bicentennial ManBooks 25 Paid
4Foundation and EarthBooks 24 Paid
5The Naked SunBooks 21 Paid
6The Robots of Dawn Books 19 Paid
7I, RobotBooks 15 Paid
8Forward the FoundationBooks 14 Paid
9Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series)Books 13 Paid
10In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954Books 10 Paid
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