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Asimov on Science Fiction

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ASIMOV:
Grand Master of SF

No one knows science fiction as well as Isaac Asimov, the bestselling author of the FOUNDATION saga and many other classic works. He has taken part in all the significant developments and knows most of the important writers personally. His familiarity with the history of sf is unsurpassed, including UTOPIA, FRANKENSTEIN, the stories of Jules Verne...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published March 1st 1981 by Doubleday Books
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Arun Divakar
In younger days, I was never much a taker for sci-fi. Movies like Star Wars had me yawning away to glory and I have watched none of the greats in the powerful lineup of movies in this genre. The first brush of something different was Ridley Scott's cult classic Blade Runner but even then I never became an avid fan. In the matter of books it was even more worse for I have read hardly anything by the old or new masters in the field. I am a person who would rather prefer walking through a castl...more
Iain Turnbull
This is a collection of editorials and essays writeen by Asimov, mostly during the 70s. As usual, it is written in an endearing and witty fashion which is very easy to read. However, there is a lot of repetition which does start to get tiresome after a while, and his dislike of Hollywood sci-fi seems quite dated and disproportionate (although he does make some good points on how it could be improved).
Diego Ospina
Una magnifica obra, permite ahondar en el pensamiento de Asimov, es graciosa, critica y muy educativa, si lo que usted busca es escribir. Como lector tal vez no se encuentre a gusto entre estas paginas, pero como escritor es como recibir clases personalidades de uno de los mas grandes escritores que a visto esta tierra.
Charles
This is pretty dated now but it was worth a read. I was never a huge fan of Asimov's fiction itself, although I enjoyed the Foundation series and the Robot stories. For one, I think Asimov often wrote too fast. But this is an interesting view on the field of SF.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te...more
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“It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be...
  This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking.”
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