• Houchang Chehabi

    Houchang Chehabi is a Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies professor of international relations and history; he can be reached at chehabi@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 6 comments on POV: Why Isaac Asimov’s Novels Still Speak to Us Today, 100 Years after His Birth

  1. Asimov was a genius in every sense of the word. As a scientist and an artist, I am grounded in his view of the relationship between science and art – connected rather than disparate. I am finding that bringing “art into science” and vice versa improves each; completes each. Here is the quote that (I believe) accurately expresses the true nature of the world we live in: “There is an art to science, and a science in art; the two are not enemies, but different aspects of the whole.” ~Isaac Asimov

    1. I hope that you find it! I’d like to visit BU someday and have a chance to walk in the halls that Dr. Asimov walked. Also, I’d like to read more about his time at BU such as recollections from colleagues and students.

  2. I am shocked Asimov does not have a worthy memorial of sorts at BU… his scientific mind, his creativity, his implacable logic and even his superior literary skills are hardly rivaled anywhere, anytime. He deserves better. Wake up BU.

  3. When I was president of the MIT Science Fiction Society I invited Isaac Asimov to our meetings a couple of times in the 1950s. He was always very personable. Once after I introduced his most recent book, I put it on the floor next to my chair and he said “be careful how you put that down.”

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