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War

 

It is not only the living who are killed in war.   Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov comes from the eponymous sort of wheat in Russian). In 1923 Isaac with his parents immigrated to the USA and settled in Brooklyn, New York. There his parents temporarily changed his birthday to September 7, 1919, in order to sent him to school a year earlier. Their family name was changed from Ozimov to Asimov.

 

 

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Afterlife

 

I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.   Isaac Asimov

Born on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi, Russia, Isaac Asimov immigrated with his family to the United States and became a biochemistry professor while pursuing writing. He published his first novel, Pebble in the Sky, in 1950. An immensely prolific author who penned nearly 500 books, he published influential sci-fi works like I, Robot and the Foundation trilogy, as well as books in a variety of other genres. Asimov died in New York City on April 6, 1992.

 

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Fortune Tellers

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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

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Presist

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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.

Isaac_Asimov I just sent out my story Scout’s Out to Baen Publisher, will try and send it out to a different publisher every week.