Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Grant Edwards (
Thu, 5 Oct 1995 14:00:37 GMT

: Grant Edwards writes:

: >: The science fiction writer popularly known as Issac Asimov

: >What a bizarre phrase. I've read a _lot_ of stuff written both by and
: >about Isaac Asimov, and don't recall any references to his being known by
: >any other name. Has anybody else ever heard of him using another name?

: He used a pseudonym for the Lucky Starr stories (my favorite was Lucky
: Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids) but I forget what it was. By
: the time I read them, both names were on the cover.

I'm pretty sure that when I read them it just said Isaac Asimov. I didn't
read Lucky Starr until after most of his other stuff, so I imagine the
publishers had dropped the pseudonym by that point.

: Weird...I was a kid and liked The Stars, Like Dust and THEN started the
: Lucky Starr books. Go figure.

: His real name was Isaac Asimov. Niven and Gerrold made a pun out of it in
: one of their books.

I can almost remember a limerick where the last line (which needs rhyme with
"Isaac Asimov") ends in "Isaac has 'em off."

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