Nurse Edith Fellowes cares for a very ugly little boy.
This is Asimov’s third favorite of his own stories, after “The Last Question” and "The Bicentennial Man.” I would probably not rank it quite so high, but it is definitely among his best half-dozen, an unforgettable tear-jerker with a beautiful ending that doesn’t just tug at the heart-strings, it all but rips them out. It’s one of Asimov’s stories turned into a novel by Robert Silverberg (see The Ugly Little Boy), but the novel isn’t nearly as good as the story.
|The Edge of Tomorrow|
|The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov|
|The Asimov Chronicles|
|Complete Stories, The, Vol. 1|
|Seven Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction|
|Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov|