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by Isaac Asimov,Martin H. Greenberg,Charles G. Waugh

ISBN: 0451143957
ISBN13: 978-0451143952
Language: English
Publisher: Signet; 1st edition (July 1, 1986)
Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Subategory: Literature

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It was published by Signet/New American Library from 1983 to 1990. Each volume in the series featured stories devoted to a different science fictional theme, as indicated in the individual volume titles.

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Authors: Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg, Isaac Asimov. Related Series: Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Tomorrow's Warfare, Simon Kaye Mystery. The Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction book series by multiple authors includes books Intergalactic Empires (Wonderful World of Science Fiction Series 1), Science Fictional Olympics: Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction, Vol. 2, Supermen, and several more

This particular book is focused on Space Shuttles-those wonderful workhorses that get us into space and back down again. It does a better job than most other collections at actually STICKING to the subject as well, though I must admit I had my doubts that they could do so at first. There are 14 truly excellent stories in this collection and I dare say I enjoyed every one of them.

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Most of Asimov's popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Asimov was a long-time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as "brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs" He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association.

A collection of science fiction tales of mystery, crime, and detection features works by Stephen R. Donaldson, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, and others
This is the 5th in a series of solid collections of science fiction and fantasy published throughout the '80s and into the early '90s I think. Each collection has a generic theme for the stories in it as a sort of "focus"; the focus here is on Robots Enforcing the Law (hence "Tin Stars"). As with the others I don't really think Asimov had a WHOLE lot to do with the editing and organization (that was probably more Greenberg and Waugh's job), but he apparently did the primary story selection and wrote the introductions.

As noted before this particular collection focuses on robots involved with the law. Sometimes they're detectives, sometimes they're just assisstants, sometimes they're the law enforcers themselves. The 15 stories here run the gamut and necessarily wander a bit in quality. I was particularly fond of several--"Safe Harbor" was an odd tale of machines running amuck and a last stand in a forest, while "The King's Legions" was a marvelous excise of the art of the "big con". Of course everybody will have different favorites and that's the strength in this kind of collection...if one story doesn't work for you then you can just skip on to the next and still feel real value for the money with the book.

Highly recommended for any fan of good science fiction collections.

Robots in Judgment was editor Asimov's preferred title for this anthology since the stories cover more ground than just robot detectives.
Oh, there are robot detectives here all right. Asimov's famous human and robot detective team of Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw are here for their only short story appearance, "Mirror Image." The murderous mobile law enforcer of Ron Goulart's "Into the Shop" captures the same criminal -- again and again. A robotic Sherlock Holmes, his Cockney-rhyming robot dog, and a Watson of mysterious origins investigate the case of a possibly mad industrialist on a future greenhouse Earth in Edward Wellen's "Voiceover".
Wellen also gives us an interesting, proto-cyberpunk story, "Finger of Fate", with its hard-boiled, if immobile, computer who prowls databases and public records to solve his cases. The machines of Harry Harrison's "Arm of the Law" and Harlan Ellison's and Ben Bova's "Brillo" are not exactly detectives but robot cops, and each must deal with police corruption and the difference between theoretical law enforcement and carrying a badge in the real world of humans. "Brillo" also deals with bluecollar fears of being replaced by machines. The tin stars of Larry Niven's famous "Cloak of Anarchy" supervise a Free Park where anything except physical violence goes -- until an artist decides to put his political ideas into effect and disable them. Stephen R. Donaldson's "Animal Lover" is a cyborg federal cop sent to investigate a hunting preserve with an oddly high body count of hunters.
Stories that don't feature robotic investigators and law enforcers are Christopher Anvil's tedious "The King's Legions", a tale of political machinations and a nearly-magical, sentient spaceship. Technological innovations since its original publication date of 1963 make Larry Eisenberg's "The Fastest Draw" a fully realistic story. In it, a man obsessively tries to make his fast draw competitions with a gunfighter simulcra more realistic. Harry Harrison's "The Powers of Observation" is a predictable but involving tale of espionage and androids in a Cold War Yugoslavia. "Faithfully Yours" by Lou Tabakow, about a convict fleeing some implacable retribution, is flawed by an irrelevant beginning and an ending that stops at the point where things get interesting. The strength of Donald Wismer's "Safe Harbor" is undercut by the rather unbelievable motivation of a central character who opts out of a world largely automated and administered with the help of "bugs", skull implants that monitor health and track their users in case they need emergency aid. Henry Slesar's "Examination Day" is famous but doesn't really work. Its surprise ending is probably there to make a satirical point but about what, exactly, is unclear.
Robert Sheckley's "The Cruel Equations", though, is a clever and funny story about an inflexible guard robot and the man who has forgotten his password but must pass by it -- or die on a desert world.
Not every story is perfect but, with the exception of Slesar's and Anvil's, they're all worth reading, and readers should, especially with the Wellen stories, find some overlooked gems here.

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