Gimmicks Three Is A Fantasy Short Story By Isaac Asimov It Was First Published In The November 1956 Issue Of The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction Under The Title The Brazen Locked Room , And Reprinted Under Asimov S Original Title In The 1957 Collection Earth Is Room Enough The Title Refers To What Asimov Called The Three Well Worn Gimmicks Of Pact With The Devil, Locked Room Mystery, And Time Travel.Isidore Wellby Has Just Left The Army And, Abandoned By His Girlfriend, Feels Lost And Let Down In Desperation, He Signs Away His Soul In Blood To A Demon Named Shapur On The Proviso That Eventually He Will Be Forced To Enter Hell, Either As An Ordinary Damned Soul Or As A Member Of The Cadre, He Is Allotted A Number Of Demonic Powers, The Nature Of Which Are Not Initially Explained To Him.
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.Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or editedthan 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy.Asimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime Asimov s most famous work is the Foundation Series his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified future history for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.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 Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and Discovery.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 tookjoy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov 2007, November 29 In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 21 50, November 29, 2007, from
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