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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: March 2017

 

 

‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’

Isaac Asimov

 

Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large.

This month: ‘Forty Years!’

Forty years! The time goes by in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Well, not exactly. Forty years is practically half my life ago, and my life has been a long one. I remember when the first issue of the magazine that was then called Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine appeared, early in 1977, but it doesn’t seem like yesterday to me, or even the day before yesterday. Jimmy Carter was President in 1977. Jimmy Carter’s presidency seems a long time ago. The big movie of the year was Star Wars. I wore my (dark) hair down to my shoulders in 1977. That seems a long time ago, too.

I do recall when I first saw Asimov’s Number One . . .

 

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