Asimov Stamp Urged

March 15th, 2004

Gordon Van Gelder, editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, is urging fans to come together in a letter-writing campaign to get legendary SF author Isaac Asimov on a U.S. postage stamp. Van Gelder has already received a letter from the U.S. Postal Service saying that it is considering an Asimov stamp for 2006.

Van Gelder's editorial on the matter will appear in the May issue of the magazine. "Just as Albert Einstein became a familiar icon as a physicist, so too did Dr. A represent the genre of science fiction to the world at large - more so than any other individual, I'd say," Van Gelder writes.

Van Gelder urges that Asimov be included in the ongoing series of stamps called the Literary Arts series, which has included Ayn Rand, Ogden Nash and Zora Neale Hurston.

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