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by Stanley Asimov

  • ISBN: 0385476221
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Stanley Asimov
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (October 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 332
  • ePub book: 1189 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1980 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 491

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For Asimov's younger brother, veteran newspaperman Stanley Asimov, the creationof Yours, Isaac Asimov was truly a labor of love.

For Asimov's younger brother, veteran newspaperman Stanley Asimov, the creationof Yours, Isaac Asimov was truly a labor of love. Completed beforeStanley's death in August 1995, the book is made up of excerpts from onethousand ed letters, each handpicked by Stanley forinclusion in this volume. The letters are warm, engaging, reasoned, and ned. Through them all Isaac Asimov's legendary genius, wit, and charmshine through. And so we have Yours, Isaac Asimov: A Lifetime of Letters, an intimateglimpse into the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of a great writer and thinkerof the modern age.

Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Yours, Isaac Asimov book. Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time

Yours, Isaac Asimov book. Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time. When he died in 1992 at the age of seventy-two, he had published more than 470 books in nearly every category of fiction and nonfiction. Asimov was a prodigious correspondent as well as a prolific author. During his professional career he received more than one hundred thousand letters, over ninety thousand of Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time.

For Asimov's younger brother, veteran newspaperman Stanley Asimov, the creation of "Yours, Isaac Asimov was truly a labor of love

For Asimov's younger brother, veteran newspaperman Stanley Asimov, the creation of "Yours, Isaac Asimov was truly a labor of love. Completed before Stanley's death in August 1995, the book is made up of excerpts from one thousand ed letters, each handpicked by Stanley for inclusion in this volume. Arranged by subject and accompanied by Stanley's short, insightful introductions, here are letters to statesmen and scientists, actors and authors, as well as to children, housewives, aspiring writers, and fans the world over

Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time  .

Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time  . Category: Arts & Entertainment Biographies & Memoirs Literary Figure Biographies & Memoirs.

Earth is on the brink of catastrophe. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series

Earth is on the brink of catastrophe. The vital foodstuffs supplied by its Martian colony are being poisoned. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Actions & Adventure, History & Fiction.

A list of Isaac Asimov's 506 books arranged by his own categories as in his autobiographies, though later books have been added. 1 Pebble in the Sky (Doubleday 1950). 4 Foundation (Gnome Press 1951). 5 David Starr, Space Ranger (Doubleday 1952). 6 Foundation and Empire (Gnome Press 1952). 7 The Currents of Space (Doubleday 1952). 9 Second Foundation (Gnome Press 1953). 10 Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (Doubleday 1953).

Isaac Asimov, New York, New York. Contact Isaac Asimov on Messenger. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Page created – 8 April 2014.

Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever

Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever. Image the terror of such a Nightfall.

Isaac Asimov was an American professor of biochemistry and a renowned author of science fiction and popular science books. father: Judah Asimov. mother: Anna Rachel (Berman) Asimov. siblings: Marcia, Stanley. children: David Asimov, Robyn Asimov. Died on: April 6, 1992. Read this biography to know more about his life.

Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time. When he died in 1992 at the age of seventy-two, he had published more than 470 books in nearly every category of fiction and nonfiction. Asimov was a prodigious correspondent as well as a prolific author. During his professional career he received more than one hundred thousand letters, over ninety thousand of which he answered.For Asimov's younger brother, veteran newspaperman Stanley Asimov, the creation of Yours, Isaac Asimov was truly a labor of love. Completed before Stanley's death in August 1995, the book is made up of excerpts from one thousand never-before-published letters, each handpicked by Stanley for inclusion in this volume. Arranged by subject and accompanied by Stanley's short, insightful introductions, here are letters to statesmen and scientists, actors and authors, as well as to children, housewives, aspiring writers, and fans the world over. The letters are warm, engaging, reasoned, and occasionally impassioned. Through them all Isaac Asimov's legendary genius, wit, and charm shine through.And so we have Yours, Isaac Asimov: A Lifetime of Letters, an intimate glimpse into the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of a great writer and thinker of the modern age. As Stanley Asimov advised, "Read the letters carefully. One of them may have been written to you."From the Trade Paperback edition.

Comments

Punind Punind
Awesome!
Xtani Xtani
This volume consists of excerpts, most of them a paragraph or two, from letters written from the late 1950s (Asimov destroyed most of his earlier correspondence) until shortly before his death in the spring of 1992. Anyone who has read Asimov's various autobiographical writings will find few surprises but will get to visit once again with a familiar character: Asimov displays his comic self-mocking arrogance, generally nerdish behavior, obsessive writing habits, various phobias (particularly flying and travel), and combination of feminist sympathies with a habit of what he calls "flirting" with women (but it's likely to make a contemporary reader think of sexual harassment lawsuits). This collection also continues Asimov's odd mix of self-revelation and concealment; you will learn a lot about his kidney stones but little about his troubled relationship with his son (Asimov often and conspicuously refers to only his "wife and daughter" when talking about his family). Overall, though, this book focuses more on his ideas and opinions than on providing a narrative of his life. For someone unfamiliar with Asimov, this book may not offer much. But, for anyone entertained by his other writings and who admired his clear and smooth writing style, this book offers another dose.
Cerana Cerana
This was a wonderful book. I have read this compilation three times now and I enjoy it more each time I am lost in it. What a wonderful glimpse into one of the Great Grand Masters of Science Fiction. Isaac's brother Stanley finished compiling and editing the letters to and from Isaac, which make up this book, shortly before his own death in 1995. Stanley Asimov was a Vice President at Newsday before his retirement in I believe 1992 and you can sure tell the way his professionalism comes through. Stanley had done his brother proud and given the rest of us true treasure.
I loved and still love Isaac's science fiction work and some of his non-fiction work. Reading this book I came to the realization that I abhorred the good Doctors political views. You know what. It doesn't matter. I like Asimov more after reading this book then before. Asimov's candor, honesty and optimism surpass ideology.
This is a very similar book to Grumbles from the Grave by Heinlein. The Heinlein book was a failure for reasons outlined in a review at Amazon about the book by me. The Asimov book is great. The letters are categorized by type rather then year making it easy to read and follow. The commentary is light so as not to be distracting but very helpful and insightful when it was put there.
Thank you Stanley for a great piece of editing work.
Marelyne Marelyne
This book was compiled by Isaac Asimov's brother Stanley from Isaac's letters deposited at Boston University. Most of the "letters" are short snippets of only a few lines in length, with some ocassional longer material included. These snippets provide a very enjoyable insight into the life of a highly prolific, and eccentric, writer. I wrote a letter to Asimov around 1985, and received a postcard from him in return. It is one of my treasures. And while it did not make the cut for this book, I did look for it, and enjoyed the book no less because it was not there.
hulk hulk
I was truly excited when I saw this book. Isaac Asimov was one of the first SF authors I discovered, and one who left a lasting impression on me; so to get a glimpse behind the fiction (and nonfiction) into the mind of the man who wrote so much stimulating, intelligent prose was a rare treat indeed.
Unfortunately, a glimpse is all that is offered. These are not the complete letters of Isaac Asimov, revealing his thoughts in the full context of his correspondence; rather, they are selected paragraphs excerpted from his letters. The book contains not the mind of Isaac Asimov as he wished to reveal it to his correspondents, but only a few sparkling facets carefully chosen by the editor (Asimov's brother).
Ironically, in one of the paragraphs selected, Asimov reveals that he elected not to write for television or movies because he dreaded the inevitable rewrites and editing of his creations, a decimation of his ideas perpetrated outside of his control. I cannot help but wonder if those words even registered upon his brother's consciousness as he dropped that paragraph, ripped from its surrounding context, into that book full of similar contextual decimations of Asimov's ideas.
To get even those brief glimpses into the mind of Asimov was undeniably enjoyable. However, I cannot but hope that, some day, someone will release a book that DOES contain the letters of Isaac Asimov, rather than mere brief excerpts therefrom.
Kulabandis Kulabandis
I am only 1/4 of the way through this, and I am really enjoying it (to my surprise). Stanley Asimov did a great job pulling thousands of Isaac's letters together (from over many years), and editing them for presentation. This is a great book for any fan of Isaac's writing. You may not agree with every view he wrote in his many letters, but you will have a new found respect for his incredible work (in quality & quantity).
Onaxan Onaxan
Yours Isaac Asimov: A Lifetime of Letters is a collection of cards and letters written by the late author and scientist. Topics cover a wide variety of subjects including replies to fan mail, dealings with scientific and literary peers, views on religion and politics and personal notes to family and friends. Many letters also include humerous and often risque limericks. This book is a thoroughly enjoyable read. It is also an easy book to read in small doses (You know, for those hectic times when you want something to read but can only spare a few moments here and there). I came away from this book with the feeling that I had genuinely known Dr. Asimov while he was alive. Witty and thought-provoking with a down-to-earth nature that is rare among those with but half his level of success, even a non science fiction fan who has never read an Isaac Asimov novel can find a shared opinion or two in his letters.