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I, Asimov - A Memoir - autobiography of Isaac Asimov - $1.99 Kindle Edition - Amazon [amazon.com]

Isaac Asimov is by far my favorite science fiction author. Most don't know this but science fiction was just a small percentage of his body of work, but definitely is what he's most known for. I've recently started branching out to his non-fiction, but for any fan of Asimov that doesn't know much about his life, $1.99 is a bargain.

This is volume has some highlights from his earlier autobiographies that are VERY long-winded. I never made it through his first volume, so this one was a refreshing change of pace. Maybe sometime down the road I'll get through the first two, which you might have to get at a library since they are out of print and not available on ebook.

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My review for those that care.
https://www.scifi-review.net/i-as...simov.html
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My review for those that care.
https://www.scifi-review.net/i-as...simov.html
huge fan of asimov here Wave
already hopped on this deal, but will definitely give this a read.
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I was lucky to have met Asimov in a book signing so many years ago when I was young. A truly remarkable writer who will forever be among the elite of sci-fi.
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I was lucky to have met Asimov in a book signing so many years ago when I was young. A truly remarkable writer who will forever be among the elite of sci-fi.
Very Jealous. Grew up reading the foundation series, I Robot and more. He is one of my favorite sci fi writers easily.
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I was lucky to have met Asimov in a book signing so many years ago when I was young. A truly remarkable writer who will forever be among the elite of sci-fi.
So many giants then, Clarke, Heinlein, Bradbury, Sturgeon, Niven, etc., who now to look to? I know they are out these but I have just been too far gone from the genre. Greg Bear was one of the last who was really meaningful to me.
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the negative comments on amazon are hilarious. "Asimov seems very self-obsessed" um, yeah, it's an autobiography, i wouldn't expect anything less.
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Very Jealous. Grew up reading the foundation series, I Robot and more. He is one of my favorite sci fi writers easily.
I collected so many of his novels and short story collections and felt bad I didn't bring any of his hardbound books for him to sign. I purchased one of the paperbacks on his table and he autographed it for me making it my most treasured book. I must have been at the Book Fair early and as it was my first, I had no idea who would be there and was so surprised an author of his caliber would be there. It's funny no one except me was at his table at the time. Wish I could have spoken with him but, unfortunately, I was too shy a person when I was young. He's probably the most famous author I got to meet in person.
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So many giants then, Clarke, Heinlein, Bradbury, Sturgeon, Niven, etc., who now to look to? I know they are out these but I have just been too far gone from the genre. Greg Bear was one of the last who was really meaningful to me.
You can add Frank Herbert and Philip K. Dick to that list.

Sci-fi written by all those great authors took not only great writing but incredible imagination about the future of mankind that was way ahead of its time. As so much of science-fiction is becoming science-fact over the years, it's becoming harder to find new authors with ideas that can still capture our imagination like the Greats of the past. I read a few books from authors like William Gibson and Dan Simmons but I don't follow any of the modern authors like I did the Greats where I try to get everything they wrote if I can. Because of this, I haven't read sci-fi for years now but now I think I'm going to revisit my library of old sci-fi classics, maybe reading the Foundation novels again.
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So many giants then, Clarke, Heinlein, Bradbury, Sturgeon, Niven, etc., who now to look to? I know they are out these but I have just been too far gone from the genre. Greg Bear was one of the last who was really meaningful to me.
James S A Cory The Expanse series should be considered among the best scifi of all time, my number 3 after Foundation and Dune. The Expanse is much better at the story/character side of things, and Cory is a machine to be able to put out one of these amazing books every year. Also, the Amazon series of the same name is great, I recommend both.

Theres other really good scifi coming out all the time, but if you havent read scifi lately start with The Expanse.
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James S A Cory The Expanse series should be considered among the best scifi of all time, my number 3 after Foundation and Dune. The Expanse is much better at the story/character side of things, and Cory is a machine to be able to put out one of these amazing books every year. Also, the Amazon series of the same name is great, I recommend both.

Theres other really good scifi coming out all the time, but if you havent read scifi lately start with The Expanse.
Heard of The Expanse as a show. Didn't know it was based on a book series. Will check it out.

Back as a kid who only read comic books, Dune was the series that got me reading followed by Foundation so I guess we have the same top 2. Clarke's Space Odyssey series and Rama books were my next favorite books/short series. Heinlein and Niven were fun reads, Anne McCaffrey (who I got to meet and get an autograph from also) created an interesting world of dragons then for a short period of time picked up novels here and there from the likes of Greg Bear, David Brin and Gregory Benford (what I call the 3 B's when I was hunting for their books at bookstores and the library). "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card is a masterpiece that I couldn't put down.

Exciting times when the Greats of sci-fi were still around and when they were gone, so was my interest in sci-fi books and turned towards films instead but hoping to recapture those days of my youth when imagination was at its best and start reading sci-fi again.
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