Johnny Pez's Insanely Complete Fiction List

AD = Anno DominiRED links:Written by Isaac Asimov
GE = Galactic EraBLUE links:Written by other professional authors.
FE = Foundation EraClick on title links to order new or used.

IR = I, Robot - Review
RR = The Rest of the Robots
CR = The Complete Robot
RD = Robot Dreams
RV = Robot Visions
EA = The Early Asimov
ERE = Earth is Room Enough
BIA = The Best of Isaac Asimov
N = Nightfall and Other Stories
BJ = Buy Jupiter and Other Stories
BM = The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
G = Gold
FtF = Forward the Foundation - Review
F = Foundation - Review
FE = Foundation and Empire - Review
SF = Second Foundation - Review
FF = Foundation's Friends
RG = The Best of Randall Garrett (Randall Garrett collection)
T = Takeoff! (Another Randall Garrett collection)

DATESTORY (BOOK)
1995 AD"A Boy's Best Friend" (CR)
1998 AD"Robbie" (IR, CR, RV)
2006 AD"Robot AL-76 Goes Astray" (RR, CR)
2010 AD"Insert Knob A in Hole B" (N)
2015 AD"Runaround" (IR, CR, RV)
2015 AD"Reason" (IR, CR, RV)
2016 AD"Catch That Rabbit" (IR, CR)
2021 AD"Liar" (IR, CR, RV)
2023 AD"Satisfaction Guaranteed" (RR, CR, ERE)
2024 AD"Balance" by Mike Resnick (FF)
2025 AD"Lenny" (RR, CR, RV)
2026 AD"Blot" by Hal Clement (FF)
2029 AD"Little Lost Robot" (IR, CR, RD, RV)
2030 AD"Escape!" (IR, CR)
2031 AD"Cal" (G)
2032 AD"Evidence" (IR, CR, RV)
2032 AD"PAPPI" by Sheila Finch (FF)
2033 AD"Risk" (RR, CR)
2034 AD"Galley Slave" (RR, CR, RV)
2035 AD"First Law" (RR, CR)
2036 AD"Plato's Cave" by Poul Anderson (FF)
2052 AD"The Evitable Conflict" (IR, CR, RV)
2055 AD"Robot Dreams" (RD)
2058 AD"Mind and Iron" (IR)
2063 AD"Feminine Intuition" (CR, RV, BM)
2065 AD"The Fourth Law of Robotics" by Harry Harrison (FF)
2090 AD"Christmas Without Rodney" (RV)
2120 AD"Kid Brother" (G)
2140 ADRobots in Time by William F. Wu (six volumes)
  1. Predator - Review
  2. Marauder
  3. Warrior
  4. Dictator
  5. Emperor
  6. Invader
2150 AD"Light Verse" (CR, RD, BJ)
2170 AD"Too Bad!" (RV)
2180 AD"That Thou Art Mindful of Him" (CR, BM)
2200 AD"Carhunters of the Concrete Prairie" by Robert Sheckley (FF)
2160 AD - 2360 AD"The Bicentennial Man" (CR, RV, BM)
2425 AD"Mother Earth" (EA)
3421 ADThe Caves of Steel - Review
3422 ADThe Naked Sun - Review
3423 AD"Mirror Image" (CR, RV, BIA)
3424 AD"Strip-Runner" by Pamela Sargent (FF)
3424 ADThe Robots of Dawn - Review
3604 ADRobot City (six volumes)- General Review
  1. Odyssey by Michael P. Kube-McDowell - Review
  2. Suspicion by Mike McQuay - Review
  3. Cyborg by William F. Wu - Review
  4. Prodigy by Arthur Byron Cover - Review
  5. Refuge by Rob Chilson - Review
  6. Perihelion by William F. Wu - Review
3605 ADRobots and Aliens
  1. Changeling by Stephen Leigh - Review
  2. Renegade by Cordell Scotten - Review
  3. Intruder by Robert Thurston - Review
  4. Alliance by Jerry Oltion - Review
  5. Maverick by Bruce Bethke - Review
  6. Humanity by Jerry Oltion - Review
3615 ADMirage by Mark W. Tiedemann - Review
3616 ADChimera by Mark W. Tiedemann - Review
3617 ADAurora by Mark W. Tiedemann - Review
3622 ADHave Robot, Will Travel by Alexander C. Irvine - Review
3624 ADRobots and Empire - Review
3730 ADCaliban by Roger MacBride Allen - Review
3731 ADInferno by Roger MacBride Allen - Review
3736 ADUtopia by Roger MacBride Allen - Review
4850 ADThe Stars, Like Dust - Review
11129 ADThe Currents of Space - Review
827 GE (12411 AD)Pebble in the Sky - Review
977-978 GE"Blind Alley" (EA)
12020 GEPrelude to Foundation - Review
12028 GE"Eto Demerzel" (FtF)
12028 GEFoundation's Fear by Gregory Benford - Review
12038 GE"Cleon I" (FtF)
12048 GE"Dors Venabili" (FtF)
12058 GE"Wanda Seldon" (FtF)
12067 GEFoundation and Chaos by Greg Bear - Review
12067 GE"The Psychohistorians" (F)
12068 GEFoundation's Triumph by David Brin - Review
12069 GE"Epilogue" (FtF)
12067-12070 GE"The Originist" by Orson Scott Card (FF)
49-50 FE(12117-12118 GE)"The Encyclopedists" (F)
79-80 FE"The Mayors" (F)
134 FE"The Traders" (F)
154-160 FE"The Merchant Princes" (F)
195-196 FE"The General" (FE)
270 FE"Trantor Falls" by Harry Turtledove (FF)
310-311 FE"The Mule" (FE)
316 FE"Search by the Mule" (SF)
376-377 FE"Search by the Foundation" (SF)
498 FEFoundation's Edge - Review
498 FEFoundation and Earth - Review
1056 FE"Foundation's Conscience" by George Zebrowski (FF)
1302 FE"No Connections" by Randall Garrett (RG,T)

Source of dates:
STORY DATE REFERENCE
"A Boy's Best Friend"Given the speed with which space is being explored and settled, a date of 1980 for the establishment of Lunar City seems reasonable. Assuming Anderson Senior was one of the original settlers, that places the story in 1995.
"Robbie"Stated in I, Robot.
"Robot AL-76 Goes Astray"After robots are banned from Earth in 2003-2007, before Susan Calvin joins US Robots in 2008.
"Insert Knob A in Hole B"Before use of robots on space stations, hence before "Reason".
"Runaround"Stated in I, Robot.
"Reason"Six months after "Runaround".
"Catch That Rabbit"Six months after "Reason".
"Liar!"Stated in I, Robot.
"Satisfaction Guaranteed"Characters have same titles as "Liar". Susan Calvin is more knowledgable about emotions than in "Liar!" so story takes place later.
"Balance"Susan Calvin's robotic servants flatter her in a manner similar to Herbie from "Liar!" but she seems much more at ease with the idea, which places the story after "Liar!"
"Lenny"Peter Bogart is now Senior Mathematician, so story comes after "Satisfaction Guaranteed".
"Blot"Story of the first exploratory mission to Miranda. Given a mission to Mars in 1998 and a first expedition to Mercury in 2005, a mission to Uranus in 2026 seems reasonable.
"Little Lost Robot"Stated in I, Robot.
"Escape"Within a few months of "Little Lost Robot".
"Cal"Cal seems to be the prototype for the EZ robots of "Galley Slave", so allowing a couple years for design and production of the latter places the story in 2031.
"Evidence"Stated in I, Robot.
"PAPPI"Immediately after "Evidence".
"Risk"Takes place 'some years' after "Little Lost Robot".
"Galley Slave"Stated in the story.
"First Law"Stated in the story.
"Plato's Cave"Shortly before Stephen Byerly becomes Regional Coordinator.
"The Evitable Conflict"Stated in I, Robot.
"Robot Dreams"Late in Susan Calvin's career with US Robots.
I, RobotSet fifty years after Susan Calvin joins US Robots in 2008.
"Feminine Intuition"Five years after Susan Calvin retires from US Robots in "Mind and Iron".
"The Fourth Law of Robotics"Susan Calvin's great-niece has her job.
Robots in TimeIt is stated in the first volume that the year is 2140. Also, robot administrators are running human cities, so the novels take place during the time of the Machines mentioned in "The Evitable Conflict". By the time of "That Thou Art Mindful of Him" the Machines have phased themselves out, so the novels take place between the two stories.
"Christmas Without Rodney"Slighting reference to the 20th century suggests the story takes place in the 21st. Common use of robot servants suggests the latter part of the century, when the Frankenstein Complex has faded away.
"Kid Brother"Acceptance of household robots on Earth dates the story to the same general era as "Christmas Without Rodney" and "Light Verse".
"Light Verse"Features a robot that is capable of original artistic expression (as was Andrew Martin), at a time when robot servants are accepted (as was Andrew Martin). These both suggest that the story takes place near the beginning of "The Bicentennial Man".
"Too Bad!"Sometime in the 22nd century, before creation of simplified robots in "That Thou Art Mindful of Him".
"That Thou Art Mindful of Him"Takes place about two hundred years after US Robots is founded (ie circa 2182). Mentions that the Machines phased themselves out of existence a hundred years earlier (circa 2082).
"Carhunters of the Concrete Prairie"The combination of interstellar exploration and robots places this story at the time of the settlement of the Spacer worlds.
"The Bicentennial Man"Andrew Martin is about a hundred years old "nearly two centuries" after Susan Calvin's death in 2064.
"Mother Earth"Takes place at the end of "the first few centuries of interstellar travel" when the Outer Worlds "were controlled, politically and economically, by Earth." (quotations from The Caves of Steel, Chapter 5).
The Caves of Steeltakes place a thousand years after immigration to the Outer Worlds ends. It also takes place 19 years after Elijah Baley first meets Jessie Navodny "back in '02."
The Naked SunTakes place one year after The Caves of Steel.
"Mirror Image"Takes place one year before The Robots of Dawn ie one year after The Naked Sun.
"Strip-Runner"Takes place after Elijah Baley starts his Outside group, but shortly before The Robots of Dawn (since the events in that novel aren't mentioned in the story).
The Robots of DawnTakes place two years after The Naked Sun.
Robot City Takesplace some years before Han Fastolfe's death in Robots and Empire.
Robots and AliensTakes place one year after Robot City.
MirageTakes place some years after Robot City.
ChimeraTakes place one year after Mirage.
AuroraTakes place one year after Chimera.
Have Robot, Will TravelTakes place five years after the Tiedemann trilogy.
Robots and EmpireTakes place two hundred years after The Robots of Dawn.
CalibanTakes place a century after the Solarians vanish.
InfernoTakes place one year after Caliban.
UtopiaTakes place five years after Inferno.
The Stars, Like DustTakes place a thousand years after Earth suffers nuclear bombardment (perhaps in an attack by the more conservative Spacer worlds).
The Currents of SpaceTakes place five centuries before the founding of the Galactic Empire. (Note: Foundation's Edge takes place about 22,000 years after interstellar travel begins, ie AD 24,000. This is 12,566 years after the founding of the Galactic Empire, which sets the Empire's foundation around the year AD 11,500. For no good reason, I've chosen AD 11,585 for the year 1 GE.)
Pebble in the SkyStated in the novel.
"Blind Alley"Stated in the story.
Prelude to FoundationStated in the novel.
"Eto Demerzel"Eight years after Prelude to Foundaton.
Foundation's FearShortly after "Eto Demerzel"
"Cleon I"Ten years after "Eto Demerzel"
"Dors Venabili"Ten years after "Cleon I"
"Wanda Seldon"Ten years after "Dors Venabili"
Foundation and ChaosSame time as "The Psychohistorians"
"The Psychohistorians"Takes place two years before Hari Seldon's death in 12,069 GE.
Foundation's TriumphTakes place between "The Psychohistorians" and "Epilogue".
"Epilogue"Hari Seldon's death.
"The Originist"Begins shortly after Hari Seldon's trial, ends several months after Seldon's death.
"The Encyclopedists"Takes place 50 years after the Foundation is established in 12,068 GE.
"The Mayors"Takes place 30 years after "The Encyclopedists".
"The Traders"Takes place "two decades" before "The Merchant Princes".
"The Merchant Princes"Begins "almost 75 years" after "The Mayors", ends six years later.
"The General"Begins "over 40 years" after Hober Mallow's meeting with Onum Barr in "The Merchant Princes".
"Trantor Falls"Takes place forty years before "The Mule"
"The Mule"Takes place 17 years after Han Pritcher joins the Army in 293 FE.
"Search by the Mule"Takes place five years after the end of "The Mule".
"Search by the Foundation"Stated in the story.
Foundation's EdgeStated in the novel.
Foundation and EarthTakes place immediately following Foundation's Edge.
"Foundation's Conscience"Stated in the story.
"No Connections"Takes place sometime after the establishment of the Second Empire.


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