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Isaac Asimov's Christmas (Isaac Asimov's Anthology Series)

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We know Christmas present. We know Christmas past. But what about Christmas future? Now, in extraordinary stories culled from the pages of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, today's acclaimed masters hurtle the holiday centuries forward.

1 • Promises to Keep • (1984) • novelette by Jack McDevitt
22 • Grandfather Christmas • (1994) • shortstory by James Patrick
Paperback, 230 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Ace
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Dec 13, 2012 Liam rated it it was ok
I like cheesy. But '90s cheesy is a cheesy I can't un-queasy. Most of these stories just felt like crap. That being said, "Promises to Keep" was readable (although only vaguely Christmas-y), "A Midwinter's Tale" and "The Nutcracker Coup" were pretty neat, and "Christmas without Rodney" (the only story actually written by Asimov) was short but sweet.
Sep 29, 2013 John rated it liked it
A normal short story book but maybe slightly better overall. As usual, some stories were better than others. I had my favorites, of course. The vacation for the robot was cool in a strange way. The one on a moon way out in the solar system was interesting too in a different way.

Read the book but don't expect Santa. ;)
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Sep 10, 2012 Jason Young rated it really liked it
It was pretty good. Most of the stories were engaging. There was one I found confusing and therefore pointless. I won't say which one. You judge for yourself.
Nov 11, 2013 David rated it really liked it
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A nice collection of seasonal stories. My favorites included "Inn" by Connie Willis and "Christmas Without Rodney" by Isaac Asimov.
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Gardner Raymond Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction.
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