From Ellis Island and I

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In this personal essay by Isaac Asimov, the author relates his journey of becoming a science fiction writer.  Asimov explains discovering science fiction through magazines despite his father’s objections.  He also recounts publishing his first science fiction story at the age of eighteen and the challenges of being an immigrant. (McDougal Littell Literature, 2009)

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