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Old 01-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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Today is the birthday of Isaac Asimov

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Today is the birthday of Isaac Asimov (1920) (books by this author). He was born in Petrovichi, Russia, and his family immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. He grew up in Brooklyn, where his family ran a candy store. He wrote or edited more than 500 books, many of them works of popular science, and he was on of the major science fiction authors of the 20th century.

Asimov said, "Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers." (less)
Go read a Asimov short story (Nightfall, or The Last Question or ...) or start a novel (Foundation, I Robot,...)


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Old 01-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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I've got Foundation and Empire and Second Foundationon my TBR. Maybe I'll at least start the first of them today. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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I used to love his popular science books. Most of them are probably out of date though there's still good stuff in them.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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Ah, Isaac Asimov. He definitely had an effect on me. So many of his books are like coming home when I read them again.

His science essays were particularly good; although many of them are out of date, you can still learn a lot from them.

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Old 01-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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I used to absolutely love him when I was younger, but then Foundation's Edge pretty much ruined it all for me.

I'm sorry but if the future of humanity is a giant gestalt hivemind named Gaia, I'd rather blow ourselves up now. And since all his SF work is almost all now tied together, I just can't bear to read any of it.

Love his Black Widowers stuff though

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Old 01-12-2012, 01:34 AM   #7
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I knew I had found true love when I met a girl who knew the "Three Laws of Robotics."

Thanks Isaac!
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:57 AM   #8
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I knew I had found true love when I met a girl who knew the "Three Laws of Robotics."

Thanks Isaac!


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Old 01-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #9
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I've got I, Robot on my reading list for this year. It didn't quite make the required 26 list to complete my alphabet and decade challenges, but it's number 27 right now.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #10
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Caves of Steel introduces the best robot ever.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:14 AM   #11
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The book "I Robot" (which is actually a collection of short stories) is my favorite Asimov book though his Lucky Starr books are also good fun. He wrote a good body of work. Happy 'belated' Birthday Dr. Asimov!!
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Where/how do you get the Black Widowers etc. as E-BooK?
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