Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever
lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original
minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects
ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname "the Great
Explainer." I.Asimov is his personal story--vivid, open, and honest--as
only Asimov himself could tell it.
Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote
of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien
universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write;
who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time
to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century. Here are
his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from
religion to politics, love and divorce,friendship and Hollywood, fame and
mortality. Here, too, is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the varied
personalities--Campbell, Ellison,Heinlein, Clarke, del Rey, Silverberg,
and others--who along with Asimov helped shape science fiction.
As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov
is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers
for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future
he so vividly envisioned.