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From: ExtrapolationAs a psychologist specializing in psychobiography, and as a science fiction fan for over thirty-five years, I have become intrigued by the psychology of science fiction writers. Why do they write, and why science...
From:St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers (4th ed.)At the age of three, Isaac Asimov was brought to Brooklyn from Petrovichi, Russia, by penniless immigrant parents. He grew up in a series of candy stores, earned a Ph.D. in chemistry and reached the rank of associate...
Reiterated Plots and Themes in the Robot Novels: Getting away with Murder and Overcoming ProgrammingJust as the Robot stories and novels exhibit the same chaos-theory concepts as does the Foundation series, but in a somewhat different way, so too do the Robot novels exhibit the same fractal quality of duplication...
From:Contemporary Popular WritersIsaac Asimov was almost unbelievably prolific in both the number of books he produced and the variety of genres he tackled. He churned out mysteries, young-adult and adult science fiction, young-adult and adult...
From: ExtrapolationMany science fiction writers attempt to create plausible future worlds by extrapolating scientific, technological, and social trends into the future. Such extrapolations are often quickly out of date, since scientific...
From:St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th ed.)Both science fiction and detective fiction by Isaac Asimov unite in revealing in the author a fondness for the fact, a delight in reasoning from careful observation, and an absorption in cause and effect. Several...
From:Extrapolation (Vol. 62, Issue 2) Peer-Reviewed
Better to Move by Foot or Slidewalk: Post-Automobile Environments in Asimov's The Caves of Steel and Clarke's The City and the Stars.This essay focuses on Asimov's The Caves of Steel and Clarke's The City and the Stars, two works published during the 1950s that both largely abolish the automobile as a stern rebuke to that decade's enthusiastic...
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