Top 10 Books by Isaac Asimov

 

Isaac Asimov was born in Russia, but he grew up in America. He was a sci-fi writer, and he rose to popularity with his work ‘Marooned off Vesta’. He was awarded the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for his contribution in literature. Make sure to checkout the top 10 books by Isaac Asimov below.

Foundation

The Galactic Empire has thrived, but now is dying. Sheldon must preserve his knowledge and do something about it. After fights and ignorance, Sheldon brings together the best minds of his Empire, all in the hopes of saving his empire from destruction.

Read it For:
This is a huge and lengthy story, which has compelling and beautiful aspects.
Don't Read it For:
A great book for Sci-Fi fans, but not for those who do not like the genre.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of those books which will make you fall in love with the sci-fi genre.

The Gods Themselves

The truth is known by only three people, an alienated earth scientist, an alien and a lunar-born. But no one listens to them. These people know the truth of what will come after the use of abundant energy and resources, but who will listen to this terrifying truth?

Read it For:
The book is a good story, with a well-written plot and well-sketched characters.
Don't Read it For:
The book may be a bit too slow moving for some.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the Isaac Asimov best sellers who show his true potential

Nightfall

Lagash, the planet is torn between fights and battles amongst the people in the battle. Torn between religious misunderstanding, and a constant denial by the scientists, the truth is that they are the end of their civilization. The six suns of their planet are setting for once and for all, which only means one thing- the end of their civilization.

Read it For:
A gripping tale of another world. The imaginary planet is like no other.
Don't Read it For:
This book, like many Isaac Asimov books, stands extremely close to the human world and its aspects.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a classic sci-fi, a must read.

I, ROBOT

This book is a collection of nine short stories, which provide a background on the story and the series of Robot written by the author. The story is written from the viewpoint of the doctor Dr. Susan Calvin, who gives an account of everything.

Read it For:
This is one of the best books to read before you pick up any other serious works of the author. The book not only introduces you to the world of Robot but also to the writing style of the author, which is beyond measure.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not have anything substantial to be called a story but is a great book which gives a proper background to the coming stories.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives a foundation to the base of Robot series.
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The Caves of Steel

A part of the Robot series, this book takes you into the future which has been changed with many technological advancements and interesting factors. This is the story of a New York detective and a robot, who must learn to work together. After a brutal murder takes place, the two must follow the murder and bring justice to light.

Read it For:
This is one of the best books to read on this list. A part of the extraordinary series called the Robot, this book takes you through the new journey of two partners, who had a tough time making friends.
Don't Read it For:
This book, with its murder and connections to various other entities in the book, may become a little violent for readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
This is a good book as it has many aspects to the story, you can find humor when the two detectives make friends, and then there is a mystery around the murder and then there the gripping succession of events.

Foundation and Earth

Councilman Golan Trevize wonders if the collective brain is the best option for Earth’s future. This book is one of those stories which take you through a journey.

Read it For:
The book is the fifth installment of the Foundation series. This book takes you along the impressive journey of the councilman and his thoughts.
Don't Read it For:
This book may be a bit slow moving.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book takes you on a journey of the councilman and the thoughts for the best future.

The Naked Sun

In the Outer World planet of Solaria some humans live in a hermit-like lifestyle with their loyal servants. Add Detective Elijah Baley from the New York City police. The detective has been sent to this world to investigate a murder which shook the very foundations of this serene

Read it For:
The book is a great detective and extraterrestrial book.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a sci-fi book, intricately woven with a case of murder, it may not sit well with some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
A good book to read.

Prelude to Foundation

Emperor Cleon I is of the opinion that psychohistory is the answer to the future of his Empire.

Read it For:
This story is not only an installment of the Foundation series but also has the aspects of the Robot and the Empire series mixed in the book. Because of this, the book is a great read and falls among the Isaac Asimov popular novels.
Don't Read it For:
The book is an intricately designed plot which will take you from one aspect to another, but this story is not for everyone.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is an impressive tale of a world which is extremely different from what we have seen

Pebbles In the sky

The first book written by the writer. The first book takes you through the world of the fantasy.

Read it For:
The foundations for every aspect of the books, which will be written by the writer in future already exists in this book. The book is a powerful first book from the writer.
Don't Read it For:
This book is one of the only few books which take you through many things in the story, but it may become a little overbearing.
What makes this book stand out?:
A true masterpiece of a debut has been created by the writer.

Robot and Empire

This book chronicles the fall of Solaria. The planet has been abandoned by all humans; only robots reside on the planet.

Read it For:
The book is a rare book written by the writer, a great story with an impressive plot.
Don't Read it For:
A good book to read for any reader and fan, but if you haven’t read any of the earlier works of the writer’s before it may be hard to understand the book and the story.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer’s impressive writing style is one of a kind; you will not find an impressive story like this anywhere else in the world.

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