Pebble in the Sky

TitlePebble in the Sky
Year for Search1950
AuthorsAsimov, Isaac(1920-92)
Date Published1950
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which a radioactive Earth is shunned by the other inhabited planets. There is a galactic empire that connects this book with his Foundation series. Earth is considered to be a backward, inferior planet inhabited by primitives and many Earthlings oppose the empire. Conflict ensues with a balance ultimately achieved.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel # 14. New York: Galaxy Pub. Co., 1953; and New York: Bantam Books, 1957; and in his Triangle. The Currents of Space Pebble in the Sky The Stars, Like Dust (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, [1961]), 173-346. Originally written as “Grow Old With Me” but not published as intended. That version was published in his The Alternate Asimovs (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986). 5-133 with a “Foreword” (1-4) and an “Afterword” (134-36).

Holding Institutions

DLC, PSt

Author Note

The author (1920-92) was born in Russia, brought to the U. S. age three, and became a U. S. citizen in 1928. His name was anglicized from Isaak Iudich Azimov.

Full Text

1950 Asimov, Isaac (1920-92). Pebble in the Sky. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Rpt. as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel # 14. New York: Galaxy Pub. Co., 1953; and New York: Bantam Books, 1957; and in his Triangle. The Currents of Space Pebble in the Sky The Stars, Like Dust (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, [1961]), 173-346. Originally written as “Grow Old With Me” but not published as intended. That version was published in his The Alternate Asimovs (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986). 5-133 with a “Foreword” (1-4) and an “Afterword” (134-36). DLC, PSt

Dystopia in which a radioactive Earth is shunned by the other inhabited planets. There is a galactic empire that connects this book with his Foundation series. Earth is considered to be a backward, inferior planet inhabited by primitives and many Earthlings oppose the empire. Conflict ensues with a balance ultimately achieved. The author was born in Russia, brought to the U. S. age three, and became a U. S. citizen in 1928. His name was anglicized from Isaak Iudich Azimov.