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When you've felt pain, it's not so easy to be joyful. When your heart has been broken, it feels impossible Truly Marooned by Emilia 1. Ella is a fearless girl who's future disappears when she and her shy friend, Celia, get trapped on a mysterious island.

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Cameron 0 1. This piece of microfiction was written in response to an intriguing writing challenge: how would you escape a deserted island if all you had were coconuts, a dictionary Worlds Apart by Sylver 19 6 5. Heather survived a pirate attack on the interstellar transport she was one, survived through the escape pod's crash on an alien world, survived the hostilities of the gr Carson Deming has an embedded AI in his head to keep him company while marooned on Jesson VII with his daughter and surviving crew from a wrecked space freighter.

Heloise Ford Is a typical teenager who wins a crossword competiton , Gaining herself a holiday on safari. The plane ride to Africa didnt go as planned and before she kn Then, an off hand remark about their plentiful supply of water causes one of the men, Warren Moore to get an idea for how they just In Marooned Off Vesta three men have been stranded in a section of space craft which broke off from the original ship when it was hit by an errant asteroid.

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Then, an off hand remark about their plentiful supply of water causes one of the men, Warren Moore to get an idea for how they just might be able to propel their rooms of floating space junk to Vesta and safety. The story ends before they reach the moon, so the reader is left to wonder whether or not the three men reach the safety of Vesta or perish in the cold, harshness of space.

Written while still in his teens, Marooned Off Vesta is Isaac Asimov's first published story, and his inexperience shows throughout the story. Although interesting, the narrative is clunky and poorly written. Same for the dialogue. The characterizations are cardboard at best and it's difficult to tell one from the other as each man blends into the next.

I found myself not caring if the three men would make it out of their predicament or not for it seems they would be no more interesting off the spaceship or rather what's left of it than they are on it. I was surprised that Warren found the gumption to heroically attempt a space walk in order to save them because I could see them just as easily sitting around drinking the Martian Jabra juice, which, unlike air, they are in hefty supply of, while awaiting their inevitable death by asphyxiation.

Although this story screams hackneyed amateur, there is a spark of talent simmering beneath the surface and I look forward to discovering how Asimov matures as a writer. Jun 24, Stanley Daugherty rated it it was ok. Asimov's first published story.

Good for a year-old, and a good beginning for one the best science fiction writers of all time. Asimov went on to publish many stories and books plus a huge number of science books oriented to non-scientific readers. He also edited a large number of collection of his stories and those of other scifi writers. Tanvi Kant rated it it was ok Nov 19, Craig Riddle rated it it was ok May 19, Alan rated it liked it Oct 02, Reuben rated it liked it Oct 27, Nuzhat Mansur rated it it was ok Jun 11, Ivan rated it it was ok Mar 21, Jon rated it liked it Oct 21, Cheryl rated it liked it Jan 19, Davidius rated it it was ok Sep 10, Michael rated it really liked it Oct 22, Andrea rated it really liked it Aug 03, Nathan rated it it was ok Sep 02, Daria rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Shashank rated it it was ok Jan 02, Jan met de Pet rated it liked it Oct 20, Illusive rated it liked it Aug 24, Jonathan Sherwood rated it liked it Jul 25, Alexander rated it really liked it Jan 05, Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Nov 01, Darkling rated it liked it Jan 09, Debra Byrd rated it it was amazing Mar 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Isaac Asimov. 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 edited more than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards. He has works publish 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 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. 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 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.