karen_w_newton (karen_w_newton) wrote,

Happy Birthday, Isaac!

Today is Isaac Asimov's birthday. If he were still with us, he would be 89 years old. He was both a scientist and a pioneer in speculative fiction, and his name is one of the most recognized, even outside the genre.

We lost him far too soon; it wasn't released until long after his death, but he died as the result of AIDS contracted from a blood transfusion. According to the Wikipedia entry on him, his exact birth date is unknown but he celebrated it on January 2, so Happy Birthday, Isaac Asimov!

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