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Before the Golden Age, Vol. 2 (Before the Golden Age #2 of 3)

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The second volume of Isaac Asimov's compilation of classic science fiction stories from the 1930s, this book contains six selections from 1933 and 1934, with some literary context (mostly focused on the editor's writing career) provided in Asimov's introductions.
Published 1974 by Doubleday & Co., Inc.
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While the characterization in these six tales from the dawn of short science fiction may bemuse the modern reader—the stalwart, square-jawed hero and his damsel-who-must-be-protected seemed to be de rigeur in those days—and the futuristic technology unintentionally hilarious, I am happy to report that the stories have weathered the passage of time almost unscathed, despite these quirks. The plots are not too farfetched, and the characters believable. In several instances the authors guessed amaz ...more
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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.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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