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In Joy Still Felt by Isaac Asimov
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Aug 31, 10

bookshelves: history-biography
Recommended to Mary JL by: I am a fan of this author.
Recommended for: Fnas of Asimov; Scienc Fiction; Biography
Read from January 28 to February 01, 1987, read count: 1

This is the second volume of Asimov's 2-volume autobiography. Asimov kept a diary for yearsnad the book is quite detailed--over 1,000 pages.

But as a man who make a living writing on muliple subjects--fiction and non-fiction--Asimov's skilled write and clear prose style makes this book read quickly.

Asimov is a great storyteller, and tells many interesting anecdotes and stories. Again, as in the first volume of his auto biography (In memory Yet Green), the subject is not just Asimov hosmelf.

There are many detailsabout current events of the period; lots of infomrmation about academia; the publishing industry, and, especially other well known 'names' in the Science Fiction community. Asimov was was freinds with Heinlein, Clarke, Niven, Ellison, Silverberg, both Lester and Judy-Lynn Del Rey--and numerous others. This book is packedwith a great deal of interesting information.

A must for any Asimov fan, many Sf readers would enjoy it also. Fans of history and biography also might find it of interest.

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