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About the schedule

In the breaks in his writing schedule, David has promised to stop by and chat for a while!
Re: About the schedule
Post by Randomiser   » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:23 am

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ncwolf wrote:
Annachie wrote:But then, Asimov was special. He could trip over a typewriter and end up with a 1000 word essay.

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The man was so productive that by, oh, the eighties (if not before) the joke was that he was a committee.


His memory was so good it was almost cheating. According to one of his essays which discussed his education in passing, he had a genuine eidetic memory and could recall anything he had read once. Made passing exams a snap - and can't have hurt for plotting novels or writing non-fiction once he had read a couple of thousand books. NTM he was seriously bright!
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Re: About the schedule
Post by MaxxQ   » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:29 am

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Randomiser wrote:
ncwolf wrote:

The man was so productive that by, oh, the eighties (if not before) the joke was that he was a committee.


His memory was so good it was almost cheating. According to one of his essays which discussed his education in passing, he had a genuine eidetic memory and could recall anything he had read once. Made passing exams a snap - and can't have hurt for plotting novels or writing non-fiction once he had read a couple of thousand books. NTM he was seriously bright!


According to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, he used the library at the museum the Hayden Planetarium is located in for research, but never took notes - just read the books and went home to continue writing.

As an aside, in one of his anthologies, one of the short stories contained within was written to answer a challenge to write a story during the time he was on TV being interviewed. According to Asimov, there are only two grammatical errors in the story, and it was reprinted exactly as he wrote it. He leaves it to the reader to find them.
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Re: About the schedule
Post by Bahzellstudent   » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:45 pm

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Great to hear from you RFC; and great to see the timeline for the next few books in the various universes - really excited and looking forward to them all; just make sure you look after yourself and the family
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Re: About the schedule
Post by ReverendNeal   » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:02 pm

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I'm so pleased to note your attention to health and family! Thanks for keeping yourself well and happy while you spin wonderful stories for us.

I've been an avid reader/listener to your works since I discovered OBS nearly 10 years ago. Thank you so much! I have especially enjoyed your attention to the spiritual, and well as the technical, side of science fiction. As a pastor, I find your observations and approach most interesting.

If you ever need help or a different perspective from a pastor and author of theological books who also loves political and technical science fiction of many different kinds, please feel free to contact me.

Blessings,

Greg+
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Re: About the schedule
Post by Lazlo   » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:59 pm

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only 660,000 words? lol. thanks RFC. read and listened to all of the HH from the beginning. even the painful man•TÍK•or•an pronunciations.
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