Isaac Asimov’s Birthday

Isaac Asimov would have been 87 years old today and had he not gotten sick, he would probably be about ready to publish his 1,000th book. It is a real regret of mine that I never got to meet him in person. But each April, when I re-read his autobiographies, it’s kind of like sitting down with him, and listening to him talk about writing, science fiction, science and life.

We close the post office to mourn the loss of Gerald Ford, and yet we haven’t yet produced a stamp for Isaac Asimov. Do we have our priorities backwards, or what?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.