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 ). Read Azazel online free from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc, Mobile. Azazel is a Fantasy novel by Isaac Asimov.
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George Bitternut – you will learn of his ancestry and how Betterknut became Bitternutwon’t you? It wreaks havoc on people’s lives. A jock becomes a WHAT? He is simply going to master the game of basketball. Azazel is going to make sure it happens. And, he becomes a physicist, worst of all! A sopranist becomes a WHAT? She is supposed to enthrall the audience with her high note. And, Azazel jumps in to help. But, what happens when Azazel won’t be around the next time? And, her jilted lover won’t listen to anyone sing anymore, worst of all!
George’s incredible account of Azazel’s ludic behaviour is certainly bound to entertain the readers. Asimov’s asinine ideas hold sway in every way, because he is. View all 11 comments. I try hard not to believe what my friend George tells me. How can I possibly believe a man who tells me he has access to a two-centimeter tall demon he calls Azazel; a demon who is really an extraterrestrial personage of extraordinary, but strictly limited, powers? As it seems to happen anytime someone is granted a wish by a supernatural being, Azazel’s “fixes” tend to backfire, or at least go a little cattywampus.
There are eighteen pretty funny stories here about how things tend to go pear-shap I try hard not to believe what my friend George tells me. There are eighteen pretty funny stories here about how things tend to go pear-shaped when Azazel is called upon to lend a hand. Take the case of the woman who longed for her husband to take her to Paris.
She said, ” He’s getting started again next week. He said he wants to cross the Pacific and go to Hong Kong. He’s going on an oil freighter. He says that’s the way to see the ocean. I said, ‘Listen you screwball creep, you ain’t going to get me on no slow boat to China so I can be all to yourself alone. He said, ‘Very well, my dear. I’ll go without you. He said, ‘Down to Gehanna or up to the Throne, he travels the fastest who travels alone. How did a throne get into it?
Does he think he’s queen of England? I never kippled so don’t tell me he did. He can hardly do it missionary.
So, give this a try. Even if you don’t find the stories funny, aismov at least learn some valuable lessons in getting others to pick up the check. Do you remember the old saying: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights? If you do, then you grasp the concept of this collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov.
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 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 “Foundation”-series.
The stories here are short, light and easily read in one sitting. Some of the stories are more memorable than others, which one would expect from a collection azaezl short stories. The humour in this book is throughout sarcastic, something that I personally enjoy a lot. The satire and underlying social commentary, that is thrown in for good measure here iszac there, is quite refreshing also. Not something that I would expect from a work of fantasy.
Like other reviewers have mentioned elsewhere, this book could have benefited from having fewer stories than the 18 it has, for they do tend to get a bit repetitive in the long run. After all, how much variation of the theme can there be?
Isaac Asimov’s Azazel Stories Index
Get a 1″ high demon to grant you a wish on someone else’s behalf, azael order to improve that persons life to the better, but instead the results turns out to be quite the opposite and disastrous. Because of this I would advice you not to read more than stories in one sitting, and when you do pick the stories up, try to have some time go between them.
For they are fun and enjoyable reads, you just don’t want too much at once. Less is more, so to speak.
Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories
View all 3 comments. Aug 14, Stephen Robert Collins rated it it was amazing. Oct 28, Oswaldo rated it liked it Shelves: Y no, simplemente son cuentitos de un diablo liandosela a todos.
Y lo amo por eso. In the latter half of the introduction – which, by the way, I consider one of the best parts of the book – Asimov warns readers that the style is more reminiscent of PG Wodehouse than it is vintage Asimov. This assessment is certainly true, and accounts for what I both loved and hated most about Azazel.
The humor is undeniably brilliant. The spoken and implied dialogue is charming and witty, especially the insults directed towards Asimov himself. But the collection of short stories is like a bas In the latter half of the introduction – which, by the way, I consider one of the best parts of the book – Asimov warns readers that the style is more reminiscent of PG Wodehouse than it is vintage Asimov. But the collection of short stories is like a basic sitcom; no matter how well-written or well-acted, the storylines all begin to sound azazsl same after a while.
By the end I was reading the dialogue-heavy beginning and end asmiov each story with enthusiasm but trudging through the middle when the dimwitted and asimmov storyteller and his 2cm tall demon would inevitably ruin someone’s life trying to ‘fix’ it. I’d suggest that readers take a long time between stories to better savor them, and I’d tell Asimov he should have included 10 stories instead of Perhaps I would suffer the same disappointment if I read my entire Jeeves collection back to back, but I’m not about to try.
Azazel es un conjunto de relatos sobre un bienintencionado demonio azazfl bolsillo que se dedica a cumplir deseos. A cambio adimov nada, es un diablillo altruista. La estructura de los relatos se repite sin llegar a ser aburrida ni predecible, cada relato tiene su propio giro y sorpresa.
De ese modo, cuando le siguen pasando cosas malas, sigue siendo divertido. Aug 12, Goran Lowie rated it liked it. Asimov’s iwaac on “Be careful what you wish for”. A very fun and entertaining read. Apr 04, Fernando rated it liked it.
Aug 23, Tegghiaio rated it it was ok. In the introduction, Mr. Asimov isasc the reader that you may find iaac style “un-Asimovian. The stories are humorous satires, and incredibly delightful. If you pick this up because you’re a fan of Asimov, and his prolific science-fiction, don’t be surprised that it’s nothing like “I, Robot.
Oct 15, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Asimov fans, or anybody with a sense of humor and an ability to asimovv disbelief This book is a departure from Isaac Asimov’s normal “hard” science fiction. It’s a frolicking romp through a fantastic “what if. isazc
Dec 13, Lorelei rated it liked it Shelves: Asinov collection of cute short stories around ‘George’ and the 2cm demon. I think I would have enjoyed it much more had I read the stories well spaced over time. Not Asimov’s best, but a must read if you really like Asimov.