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Yours Isaac Asimov A Lifetime of LettersOn certain things but still able to enjoy his funny stories jokes and self references Frankly I have only heard of Asimov and never read any of his science fiction work I read fantasy and not much sf This book is so delightful as I love any book that would reveal the writing process of a writer be it the whole process or partly thereof Asimov is definitely witty and this explains why this book is funny and yet contains a lot of wisdom as well as ood writing tips for a writer like me I envy his speed of typing 90 words per minute on a manual typewriter I can only do 75 wpm on a laptop This explains how he can produce around 500 books during his lifetime. Ng writers and fans the world over The letters are warm engaging reasoned and occasionally impassioned Through them all isaac asimov's legendary enius wit and all Isaac Asimov's legendary enius wit and shine throughAnd so we have Yours Isaac Asimov A Lifetime of Letters an intimate Ich Lebe Genügt Das Nicht? glimpse into the thoughts feelings and opinions of areat writer and thinker of the modern age As Stanley Asimov advised Read the letters carefully One of them may have been written to you. Subject through the passing of the decades I often had to remind myself of when certain letters were written and often came to wonder how Asimov s views would have letters were written and often came to wonder how Asimov s views would have had he lived to see the past 20 yearsIn all I thoroughly enjoyed this selection it was easy to read as is nearly all of Asimov s writing but that doesn t mean that there was Not Plenty To Ponder And plenty to ponder and upon not least of which is the vast "Knowledge And Great Treasure That "and reat treasure that Asimov that exists now in the billions of words he left behind My review is only four stars for personal reasons Only that mostly it saddens me to read his notes posthumously I was sad to find out his views. Simov the creation of Yours Isaac Asimov was truly a labor of love Completed before Stanley's death in August 1995 the book is made up of excerpts from one thousand never before published letters each handpicked by Stanley for inclusion in this volume Arranged by subject and accompanied by Stanley's short insightful introductions here are letters to statesmen and scientists actors and authors as well as to children housewives aspiri. Isaac Asimov was the most prolific writer of all time That is no clearly seen that in his letters which in addition to his 500 or so books That is no clearly seen that in his letters which in addition to his 500 or so books of essays number in the tens of thousands His brother Stanley does a reat job in sifting through condensing and presenting just a small portion of that verbose correspondence for the perusal of the casual reader Not only does one acuire a feeling for the real unassuming persona of Isaac Asimov but one also understands what was important to him on a personal levelThe book is divided into chapters by topic arranged mostly chronologically levelThe book is divided into chapters by topic arranged mostly chronologically such it is easy to et a feel for how Asimov felt about a particular. Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time When he died in 1992 at the age of seventy two he had published than 470 books in nearly every category of fiction and nonfiction Asimov was a prodigious correspondent as well as a prolific author During his professional career he received than one hundred thousand letters During his professional career he received than one hundred thousand letters ninety thousand of which he answeredFor Asimov's younger brother veteran newspaperman Stanley

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