Asimov

Subject: Asimov
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 00:07:55 -0800

>Isaac Asimov was concerned about bringing technology to people. He
>was intelligent, informative, and a pioneer. I just happen to think
>that most of his writing was pretty awful.

I agree that his writing was erratic. Much of it was churned out at a
grueling pace that left little time for polishing. Still, I remember writing
to him in the 1950s when I was an avid science fiction reader and an
aspiring writer. I wanted to air my speculations about cancer. He took the
time to answer, assuring me that intelligent people were working hard on the
problem. ...RM

Richard Mateosian Technical Writer in Berkeley CA srm -at- c2 -dot- org


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