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The Tyrannosaurus Prescription and 100 Other Essays

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America's most revered science writer is represented here by one hundred and one previously uncollected essays and ruminations.

The Tyrannosaurus Prescription demonstrates the full range of Isaac Asimov's imagination: his lively discussions of science fiction, future space adventures, inner space discoveries, rediscoveries of our hidden past, and even what to do when the pr
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Prometheus Books (first published 1977)
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Mar 28, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
814. 101 short articles from 1978-88 categorized into 'The Future", "Space", "Science", "Sciquest" 20 monthly columns for Sciquest magazine, "Forward by Isaac Asimov" 42 book forwards, "Sci-Fi" and "Personal". Interesting but with the articles written in a short period of time for different audiences there is a lot of thematic overlap.
Aug 22, 2016 Spencer rated it liked it
I read this after finishing the first Foundation trilogy. Despite some astute observations, the prose gets pretty tiring. For one, there's lots of repetition, particularly in the collected book introductions. I also get tired of his scientific materialism and constant belittling of anyone who disagrees. That said, the first half of the book--particularly when he talks about his life and methods--are quite worth the time.
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Jun 20, 2011 Aldrin Velázquez rated it it was amazing
It's amazing, the perfect book to introduce and understand the great work of Issac Asimov...
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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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