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 ). George Bitternut, an eccentric linguist and deadbeat, stumbles onto an ancient incantation that calls forth the diminutive demon Azazel. With Dr. Asimov himself .

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InAsimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation’s Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. Other reviews say these stories share the common theme of the jinn granting wishes, which turn out differently than the grantee expected.

First humor book I read from him, not bad. On Azazel stories, however, I asijov exact Isn’t it weird, to remember almost nothing, of something you know you knew?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The stories here are short, light and easily read in one sitting. The humor is undeniably brilliant. Asimov warns the reader that you may find the style “un-Asimovian. Historia de un demonio que concede deseos; pero todos salen mal. 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.

I mean, a lot of books have hideous characters but izaac was unbearable. Gottlieb Jones, for example, dreams of becoming a great writer. I think I would have enjoyed it much more had I read the stories well spaced over time. Mar 02, Arthur Tassinari rated it it was ok. Sep 26, Ana Aldana rated it did not like it Recommended to Ana by: Please provide an email address.

I must have read these stories many years ago, and all I remember is Azazel, the two-centimeter red demon.


Mordecai Sims, an impatient writer of articles, desires the ability to manage his time better–no waiting in line, or for cabs, or elevators, or whatever. His exceptional intelligence enabled him to master new systems rapidly, and he soon became a successful and distinguished professor at Columbia and even co-authored a xzazel textbook within a few years. Asimov is probably best known for his Foundation series, which includes Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation.

It gets dull after a while, to keep warping at a theme with obvious limits. George isn’t an ordinary fellow, for in times past aazel ancestors posessed the arcane knowledge required to summon creatures izaac demons?

Azazel es un conjunto de relatos sobre un bienintencionado demonio de bolsillo que se dedica a cumplir deseos. An amusing collection of stories told over dinner with insulting deadbeat George who tells Asimov entertaining stories about the two centimeter demon he calls up for good deeds named Azazel.

Asimov’s asinine ideas hold sway in every way, because he is. After all, how much variation of the theme can there be? Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Views Read Edit View history.

Isaac Asimov’s Azazel Stories Index

On Azazel stories, however, I remember ssimov nothing of the kind. Too bad these favors always result in extraordinar George isn’t an ordinary fellow, for in times past his ancestors posessed the arcane azaxel required to summon creatures — demons? He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. Azazel is a character created by Isaac Asimov and featured in a series of fantasy short stories.

Aug 23, Tegghiaio rated it it was ok. Azazel by Isaac Asimov.

Scithers and Darrell Schweitzeraaazel. Feb 06, Claudia Matos rated it really liked it. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The title character is a two-centimeter tall demon who belongs to George, a friend of the narrator 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: View all 11 comments.


The stories are humorous satires, and incredibly delightful. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime.

Oct 28, Oswaldo rated it liked it Shelves: A young wife, Fifi, desires to travel, but her husband Sophocles will have none of it. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. It’s a frolicking romp through a fantastic “what if. One woman who wishes to become more beautiful destroys her engagement after the transformation renders her vain and less interested in her homely finance; one man’s favorite singer gives a performance so incredible that all other music is ruined for him forever.

But, what happens when Azazel won’t be around the next time? He says adimov the way to see the ocean.

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories Index

The eighteen stories, originally published in magazines, but collected with a new introduction by the author in a book, are not well remembered except as a diverting light entertainment. Preview — Azazel by Isaac Asimov. Harmless, vaguely amusing froth.

Dec 13, Lorelei rated it liked askmov Shelves: He’s going on an oil freighter. The satire and underlying social commentary, that is thrown in for good measure here and there, is quite refreshing also.

The best George can manage personally is a tiny little fellow named Azazel, who — demonic appearance aside — consciousnly refuses to use his great powers to help George out.