Isaac Asimov | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Richard W. Ryan

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Critical Essay by Richard W. Ryan

In [Asimov's Mysteries], Isaac Asimov has brought together 14 short stories illustrative of the "science fiction mystery"—a form which, he explains, he began writing in response to comments that the two could not be combined. Obviously, they can be: the puzzle as hero can be as entertaining in its way as galactic empires, alien life-forms, or social extrapolation. This book provides further evidence if it was needed. In most of the stories Mr. Asimov draws the puzzle elements from science, and the knowledgeable reader may be able to figure out whodunit or how it was done before the climax. Four of the stories feature an eccentric professor as armchair sleuth, and a couple are vehicles for Mr. Asimov's punning propensities…. This is a competent volume….

Richard W. Ryan, in his review of...

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