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#149093 - 10/18/05 04:32 PM a fun fact #822.33
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with absolutely no verification on my part.. (so don't think you'll hurt my feeling if it's wrong, and needs correction)

the only person(author) in the dewey decimal system with an exclusive #, is none other than the beloved (by most, but not all)shakespear.

(you'd have thought anonymous would have a number of their own too!)
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#149094 - 10/18/05 04:38 PM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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and apocryphally, Isaac Asimov was the only author to have a book in every category. (or hundreds, or some such thing...)
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#149095 - 10/23/05 11:36 AM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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He wrote 305 books

302 more than I

Got published 305 more than I
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#149096 - 10/23/05 12:23 PM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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He wrote 305 books




Gee, I thought Asimov's Number was over 400, on its way to 500! Another Urban Myth shot to pieces...

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#149097 - 10/23/05 12:29 PM 469. Maybe.
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Book, book, book. and that ain't chicken-scratch, no matter how you look at it.

From www.asimovonline.com/asimov_FAQ.html#starters1

"Just how many books did Asimov write?

Short answer: An awful lot. Hundreds.

Long answer: Well, it depends on how you count them.

For example, the most complete Asimov bibliography which Asimov himself had a hand in preparing is the catalogue in I. Asimov: A Memoir. It lists 469 items, including 2 wall posters and a calendar (which some people might not be inclined to count as "books".) It also lists 117 science fiction anthologies, none of which are entirely by Asimov, and many of which include no stories by him (and so some people might be inclined not to count those.) There are also books which were almost entirely written by someone else (the Superquiz books, From Harding to Hiroshima, the Book of Facts) which Asimov counted because he had an extensive role in the editing of the book. Some books were counted more than once if Asimov did extensive work on later editions (such as the Biographical Encyclopedia.) And, of course, Asimov recycled many of his stories and essays so that they appeared in more than one collection, and some books are nothing but recyclings of older books..."

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#149098 - 10/23/05 05:40 PM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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"And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh."

~Ecclesiastes 12:12 (JPS)

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#149099 - 10/24/05 06:37 PM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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Amen
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#149100 - 10/24/05 08:37 PM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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Quote:

"And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh."

~Ecclesiastes 12:12 (JPS)




Your point?

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#149101 - 10/24/05 11:48 PM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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Peter asks "Your point?"

Dale said, referring to Asimov, "He wrote 305 books. 302 more than I. Got published 305 more than I."

I was attempting to be consoling. (It's a priest thing.)


Edited by Father Steve (10/24/05 11:50 PM)

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#149102 - 10/25/05 01:05 AM Re: a fun fact #822.33
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>>consoling<<

Ah. Might nice of you.

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