It's Been a Good Life

It's Been a Good Life

Isaac Asimov


New one-volume autobiography spans Asimov's lifestyles for the 1st time!
As the most proficient and prolific writers of the 20 th century, Isaac Asimov grew to become mythical for his inexhaustible creativity, wide-ranging highbrow interest, and ability for explaining advanced matters in transparent, concise prose. whereas regaling his readers with a huge opus of just about interesting and illuminating technology fiction and nonfiction books, he additionally came across time to write down a three-volume autobiography. Now those volumes were condensed into one by means of Asimov's spouse, Janet, who additionally stocks excerpts from letters he wrote to her. jointly those writings offer an intimate portrait of an artistic genius whose love of studying and fiddling with rules is obvious on each web page.
Reading this autobiography is like sitting down with Isaac Asimov and experiencing his witty, enticing, and amazing character firsthand. we're handled to many excellent tales approximately his upbringing in Depression-era Brooklyn, his early fascination with the recent technological know-how fiction pulp magazines, the fun of his first released tale, the construction of his recognized tale "Nightfall," the genesis of the root sequence, and the evolution of his inventive existence as a author.
He additionally finds his internal concepts approximately and reviews with quite a few luminaries in technology and technological know-how fiction. mainly, Asimov's autobiography conveys unbounded enthusiasm for his craft, the infectious pleasure of studying and developing, whole highbrow honesty, his robust humanist convictions, and his countless fund of excellent humor and optimism even on the finish of his existence - all instructed within the vigorous transparent writing sort that was once his trademark.
Although Janet Jeppson Asimov concludes this paintings with a stunning revelation approximately her husband's demise, the quantity is obviously meant as a party - because the name indicates - of a superb, inventive lifestyles. As a poignant coda to this paintings, Janet has appended one brief tale that used to be Isaac's favourite, and his four-hundredth essay in this strategies approximately technological know-how.

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