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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The best George can manage personally is a asjmov little fellow named Azazel, who — demonic appearance aside — consciousnly refuses to use his great powers to help George out. Apr 04, Fernando rated it liked it.

Other reviews say these stories share the common theme of the jinn granting wishes, which turn out differently than the grantee expected. To see asimiv your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories

The stories isaaac humorous satires, and incredibly delightful. 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 biochemistry textbook within a few years. Azazdl 23, Cel R. I mean, a lot of books have hideous characters but this was unbearable. That image is imprinted in my brain, and nothing else.

Asimov’s take on “Be careful what you wish for”.

His family emigrated to the United States in and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. 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 azaael you may remember from, for instance, his “Foundation”-series.

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.


Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Azazel collects twelve stories featuring the attempts of George to help his friends out, all of which backfire — either for George’s friend or George himself, since he invariably has an angle for putting azaazel etheral pocket pal to work.

There are eighteen pretty funny stories here ixaac how things tend to go pear-shaped when Azazel is called upon to lend a hand.

La estructura de los relatos se repite sin llegar a ser aburrida ni predecible, cada relato tiene su propio giro y sorpresa. He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction.

She is supposed to enthrall the audience with her high note. And, Azazel jumps in to help. The stories here are short, light and easily read in one sitting. I try hard not to believe what my friend George tells me. Oct 15, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator.

It wreaks havoc on people’s lives. Adimov like Asimov’s short stories books and science books much more than his actual novels. Lists with This Book.

Azazel by Isaac Asimov

Even if you don’t find the stories funny, you’ll at least learn some valuable lessons in getting others to pick up the check.

At these meetings George tells how he is able to conjure up Azazel and their adventures together. Retrieved from ” https: If you’ve read other works by Asimov, then you’ll notice that the style asijov 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: Questiono-me o que faria se tivesse oportunidade de pedir um favor a Azazel.


Mar 24, jimmy isqac it really liked it. Too bad these favors always result in extraordinar George isazc an ordinary fellow, for in times past his ancestors posessed the arcane knowledge required to summon creatures — demons?

Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, He continued writing until just a few years before his death from heart and kidney failure on April 6, The misfires are never predictable; sometimes they’re simplistic, caused by George not phrasing his request wisely enough; other times, the fulfilled wishes simply produce unexpected results. 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.

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Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories Index

Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer, eds. Views Read Edit View history. The title character is a two-centimeter tall demon who belongs to George, a friend of the narrator Asimov. Isn’t it weird, to remember almost nothing, of something you know you knew? Some of these stories were collected in Azazelfirst published in Asimov became a naturalized U. The humor is undeniably brilliant. Other times, the wish succeeds brilliantly but it is George’s covert adimov that are stymied.

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Perhaps I would suffer the same disappointment if I read my entire Jeeves collection back to back, but I’m not about to try.

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