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#611 - Isaac Asimov

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Asimov on his science fiction path—“I did it the hard way myself”
Description                           Estimate: $200+          

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, December 8, 1966. Letter to Maggie Rose, in part: “I have been writing science fiction since 1938, have published nearly thirty novels and short-story collections, and so I have indeed put up—and now I don’t have to shut up. I did it the hard way myself. When I was in my early years as a science fiction writer, I worked my way through college and graduate school and ended with a Ph. D. in chemistry—I don’t suggest that every science fiction writer do this—but it is not as impossible as it sounds for someone who wishes to write on science (either fact or fiction, and I have written nearly fifty books on science fact) to get himself or herself a little educated in science. Not necessarily to the Ph.D. level, but a science major in college anyway.” Asimov makes a single handwritten correction. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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