Only simpletons go to fortune-tellers. Who else would be in such a hurry to hear bad news? Issac Asimov, Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain
Isaac Asimov born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; (circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification
You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist. Isaac Asimov
A P.H.D. in Biochemistry, who was only accepted into graduate studies on a probationary basis. His books have been published in nine out of ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. The Oxford English Dictionary credits his science fiction for introducing the words positronic (an entirely fictional technology, creating a artificial brain) which I have used in my own writing of the Outfitters Universe stories.
And according to Gene Roddenberry he once unknowingly ‘hushed’ Asimov when Roddenberry’s Star Trek pilot was premiering at a science fiction convention in the sixties.
I just sent out my story Scout’s Out to Baen Publisher, will try and send it out to a different publisher every week.