I, Asimov: A Memoir by Isaac AsimovI, Asimov: A Memoir by Isaac Asimov

I, Asimov: A Memoir

byIsaac Asimov

Mass Market Paperback | January 1, 1995

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Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as only Asimov himself could tell it.

Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write; who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century. Here are his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from religion to politics, love and divorce, friendship and Hollywood, fame and mortality. Here, too, is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the varied personalities—Campbell, Ellison, Heinlein, Clarke, del Rey, Silverberg, and others—who along with Asimov helped shape science fiction.

As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future he so vividly envisioned.
Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned more than 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction ...
Title:I, Asimov: A MemoirFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1.3 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:055356997X

ISBN - 13:9780553569971


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good old Isaac... The e-book has many typos to be honest but the content here is great. Infact as the great Asimov often admits there's not much action just like most of his fiction works but you can not stop reading after you've started. Let me warn you that many of the readers will find themselves audibly laughing or embarrasingly and silently crying while reading this book.
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming I say charming, because it really did charm me. As a book, it's not the greatest, most fascinating read ever. As an autobiography, I've read better. That said, as a man, Isaac Asimov is simply charming. The things he's done with his life astound me. His contribution not only to science fiction, but to the written word in general is off the map. I could not help but find myself gaining respect and admiration for Asimov with each turn of the page. Besides recollecting a remarkable life story, Asimov provides an account of the times in which he wrote each of his best (and worst) works, adding depth and a whole new appreciation of his already well-loved favourites. And as a huge sci-fi fan, Asimov paints for me a rich history of a genre I am sadly far too young to have enjoyed in its golden age. Well worth reading for any fans of Asimov in particular, but also science fiction in general. He isn't considered one of "the big three" for nothing!
Date published: 2008-02-02

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Following a career quantified by his more than 470 books on topics as diverse as Shakespeare, interplanetary conquest, and artificial intelligence, Isaac Asimov has posthumously gifted readers with a rich collection of essays, remembrances, and anecdotes that capture the great humor, bonhomie, and unceasing vision of his life and work. Photos