By Isaac Asimov,Janet Jeppson Asimov
New one-volume autobiography spans Asimov's lifestyles for the 1st time!
As essentially the most proficient and prolific writers of the 20th century, Isaac Asimov grew to become mythical for his inexhaustible creativity, wide-ranging highbrow interest, and skill for explaining advanced matters in transparent, concise prose. whereas regaling his readers with a huge opus of just about interesting and illuminating technological know-how fiction and nonfiction books, he additionally stumbled on time to jot down a three-volume autobiography. Now those volumes were condensed into one through Asimov's spouse, Janet, who additionally stocks excerpts from letters he wrote to her. jointly those writings offer an intimate portrait of an inventive genius whose love of studying and fidgeting with rules is obvious on each web page.
Reading this autobiography is like sitting down with Isaac Asimov and experiencing his witty, enticing, and marvelous character firsthand. we're handled to many outstanding tales approximately his upbringing in Depression-era Brooklyn, his early fascination with the recent technological know-how fiction pulp magazines, the fun of his first released tale, the production of his recognized tale "Nightfall," the genesis of the basis sequence, and the evolution of his artistic existence as a author.
He additionally finds his internal techniques approximately and stories with a variety of luminaries in technological know-how and technological know-how fiction. notably, Asimov's autobiography conveys unbounded enthusiasm for his craft, the infectious pleasure of studying and developing, entire highbrow honesty, his powerful humanist convictions, and his countless fund of excellent humor and optimism even on the finish of his existence - all instructed within the energetic transparent writing variety that used to be his trademark.
Although Janet Jeppson Asimov concludes this paintings with a stunning revelation approximately her husband's demise, the quantity is obviously meant as a party - because the identify indicates - of an excellent, inventive existence. As a poignant coda to this paintings, Janet has appended one brief tale that used to be Isaac's favourite, and his four-hundredth essay in this innovations approximately science.