Whenever a new genre comes of age, when its time arrives, it signals a small yet significant shift in public awareness. Before sci-fi arrived on the scene in the 1920s, via short stories in science fiction magazines that set the stage for future SF writers like Isaac Asimov and Harlen Corben and David Brin, the […]
We now have one more reason to look forward to the death of the book. It’ s to minimize the recurrence of atrocious cultural crimes like the recent sale at auction for £3,554,500 ($5,684,356) of a painting by British artist Glenn Brown that faithlessly copies a science fiction book cover illustration by Chris Foss, Isaac Asimov’s [...]
A 15-year-old Charles Ardai wanted to interview Isaac Asimov for a magazine article about a new videogame based on the latter’s novel Robots of Dawn. Ardai called up the science-fiction writer’s publisher, Doubleday, and said, “I’d like to interview Isaac Asimov for an article about his new video game.”
“That’s great, but we can’t give out his number,” the Doubleday employee replied.
“No, no, he gave me his phone number,” bluffed Ardai. “But something got spilled on it and I just can’t read it.”