I, Asimov: A Memoir

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Exuberant, topically arranged, and richly anecdotal, I.

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The beginnings of his writing career were the beginnings of science fiction, and he writes of that time—the golden age of pulp fiction—with warmth and candor. He reminisces fondly about the people who played important roles in his life, among them Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl, John W.

A man of great humor, bonhomie, and vision, Asimov made friends in all walks of life and traded ideas with some of the great minds of his time. His renown as a science-fiction writer and disseminator of modern scientific thought attracted speaking invitations of all kinds, and I.


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Asimov brims with delightful and delightfully embarrassing vignettes from a lifetime of public oration. Moving, funny, and utterly irresistible, I. As such, she encouraged him to write a third volume which would instead convey more of his feelings about the contents. A Memoir Doubleday, , it covered his whole life, so that people who had not read the first two volumes could still enjoy it.

All three books were nominated for a Hugo Award , in the category of best non-fiction book.

A Memoir won in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Books [ edit ] The Early Asimov, or, Eleven Years of Trying Doubleday , is a collection of almost all of the published short stories Asimov wrote during the first eleven years of his career, to , other than his robots and Foundation series of stories and his first story, " Marooned off Vesta " , which had already been collected in other books. The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, — Archived at WebCite Retrieved 25 March A Memoir , pp.

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I. Asimov : a memoir

Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 19 September , at Asimov also wrote a series of robot books that included I, Robot, and eventually he tied the two series together. He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book of , I. He continued writing until just a few years before his death from heart and kidney failure on April 6, In a career that lasted more than fifty years, he wrote more than books and innumerable articles and short stories, winning the hearts Isaac Asimov was one of our most beloved authors, and when he died in at the age of seventy-two he left behind an unparalleled legacy of thought and imagination.

I, Asimov: A Memoir eBook: Isaac Asimov: ldi.mx: Loja Kindle

In a career that lasted more than fifty years, he wrote more than books and innumerable articles and short stories, winning the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Perhaps best known as one of science fiction's founding fathers, he wrote the novels that defined the genre and went on to become its all-time bestselling voice.

But more than that, Isaac Asimov was one of the most wide-ranging minds of this century, and he earned the nickname the Great Explainer for his nonfiction works on subjects ranging from the nature of the universe to Byron's Don Juan. In these memoirs, he looks back on a long and very full life, and discusses subjects he has never before addressed. Exuberant, topically arranged, and richly anecdotal, I. Asimov shines with the author's incomparable personality.

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The story of Isaac Asimov's life is an illustrious twentieth-century odyssey. The beginnings of his writing career were the beginnings of science fiction, and he writes of that time - the golden age of pulp fiction - with warmth and candor. As Asimov's fame grew, so did his contacts with other science-fiction writers, and his circle of friends became a veritable Who's Who of science-fiction greats.