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I. Asimov: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date February 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553569971
ISBN-10 055356997X
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
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Summary
A self-portrait by the late master of science fiction and popular scientific thought looks back on his life and career, discussing his writings, religious beliefs, friendships and personal relationships, and innovative ideas. Reprint. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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Hardcover
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from Doubleday (April 1, 1994)
9780385417013 | details & prices | 9.25 × 6.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A self-portrait by the late master of science fiction and popular scientific thought looks back on his life and career, discussing his writings, religious beliefs, friendships and personal relationships, and innovative ideas
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Bantam Books (February 1, 1995)
9780553569971 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A self-portrait by the late master of science fiction and popular scientific thought looks back on his life and career, discussing his writings, religious beliefs, friendships and personal relationships, and innovative ideas.

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