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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Nov 01, Jose Seco Sanz rated it really liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 12 Julyat He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of Philosophy.

She is supposed to enthrall the audience with her high note. He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Azwzel Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor.

It’s a frolicking romp through a fantastic “what if. The humour in this book is throughout sarcastic, something that I personally enjoy a lot. Asimov became a naturalized U.

Isaac Asimov isaaf born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, Webarchive template wayback links. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, asimmov with Robert A. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Sep 26, Ana Aldana rated it did not like it Recommended to Ana by: Jun 21, Raven rated it did not like it.

Feb 06, Claudia Matos rated it really liked it. The wish comes true and the man writes brilliantly — but not novels.


Azazel by Isaac Asimov

There was a problem adding your email address. Asimov himself as eager audience, George recounts 18 episodes of life with Azazel–disastrous, hilarious episodes that could come only from science fiction’s most fertile imagination. He has works published in nine o 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.

He’s going on an oil freighter.

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories Index

White rated it liked it. Asimov warns the reader that you may find the style “un-Asimovian. Azazel, though he will not use his amazing powers for George’s personal gain, is susceptible to flattery and may be prevailed upon to help George’s friends.

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Refresh and try again. Azazel is a two-centimeter-tall demon or extraterrestrialnamed after the Biblical demon.

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Science fiction short-story collections by Isaac Asimov. I mean, a lot of books have hideous characters but this was unbearable.

The stories are humorous satires, and incredibly delightful. List of short stories by Isaac Asimov. This is light fiction, mere azaxel — but I find Asimov a very companionable writer, one whose offhand comments match my taste for humorous storytelling.

Too bad these favors always result in extraordinar George isn’t an ordinary fellow, for in times past his ancestors posessed the arcane knowledge required to summon creatures — demons?

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories

A cambio de nada, es un diablillo altruista. George can only call upon Azazel for favors to various friends, which invariably go awry. But since Azazel’s understanding of human society and foibles is severely limited, the results are always unfortunate. The spoken and implied dialogue is charming and witty, especially the insults directed towards Asimov himself.


Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction. Questiono-me o que faria se tivesse oportunidade de pedir um favor a Iszac. He said he wants to cross the Pacific and go to Hong Kong. The misfires are never predictable; sometimes they’re simplistic, caused by George not phrasing his request wisely enough; other times, the fulfilled wishes simply asimoov unexpected results.

Especially when the supposed plaintiff is a moron. Y no, simplemente son cuentitos de un diablo liandosela a todos. 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 his etheral pocket pal to work. The stories are somewhat predictable and silly, it’s a light reading.

Azazel by Isaac Asimov.

Azazel es un conjunto de relatos sobre un bienintencionado demonio de bolsillo que se dedica a cumplir deseos. A young wife, Fifi, desires to travel, but her husband Sophocles will have none of it.

Harmless, vaguely amusing froth. Jenkins Archived September 11,at the Wayback Machine. No eBook adimov Amazon. Asimov’s take on “Be careful what you wish for”. Some of the stories are more memorable than others, which one would expect from a collection of short stories. Jun 22, Steve R rated it really liked it.