Title: The Early Asimov Volume I
Author: Isaac Asimov
Page Count: 186
As you can tell from the title of this book, it brings together some of Isaac Asimov’s early work. Because of that, it’s perhaps not as polished as you might expect from him, and it’s also not really the best place for you to begin unless you see a copy of it going spare and you’re curious.
In fact, for me, what was most interesting was what’s always most interesting, and that was to read Asimov’s introductory essays to the stories and to discover the histories behind them. It offers a unique insight into life as a writer and I think that makes it a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the craft.
But of course, even in his early years, Asimov was one of the greats, and it’s cool to read him writing about his experience as a professional writer. There’s stuff that you can learn, if you’re willing to learn it. And the ideas are awesome too.