Two minutes before he disappeared forever from the face of Earth he knew, Joseph Schwartz was strolling down the pleasant streets of a Chicago suburb, thinking about his family.
He was a simple man, a kind man, a practical man not given to wild flights of the imagination.
So when he saw the old Raggedy Ann doll lying in his path, he merely smiled and lifted his foot to step over it....
That was the only thing he rembered.
He did not know that it marked his last act of his life on this earth... and the beginning of a terrifying journey into a strange new world where the twentieth century was already ancient history.
Isaac Asimov (born Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, 1920–1992), was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited about 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (the sole exception being the 100s: philosophy and psychology).
Isaac Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most ... (more)