Isaac Asimov: A Family Immigrant Who Changed Science Fiction And The World

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Asimov explained his father’s fate: ‘In Russia, he was part of a reasonably prosperous merchant family, an educated man looked up to by those about him for his learning. In the United States, he found himself penniless . . . and virtually illiterate, for he could not read or even speak English. He turned his hand to any job he could get and after three years had saved enough money for a down payment on a small mom-and-pop candy store and our future was assured.’

At age 18, he read the magazine Astounding Science Fiction and wrote a story of his own. Here is where having an immigrant father paid off. Asimov’s father stood up to Soviet bureaucrats after the revolution but didn’t really know the way things worked in American publishing. He convinced Asimov, a novice writer, to take the subway and submit the story in person to the magazine’s famous editor John Campbell.

  • Publisher: Forbes
  • Date: 2019-04-16
  • Author: Stuart Anderson
  • Twitter: @forbes
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