Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Isaac Asimov Died of AIDS

I didn't know that Janet Asimov had revealed this 'secret' in her 2002 autobiography. Apparently he became infected by HIV after a 1983 blood transfusion. They kept it quiet because Asimov (in his 60s when he first contracted the disease) didn't want to deal with the stigma. Understandable, I suppose.

1 comment:

flint cordoroy said...

Jack Williamson is probably a more interesting writer than Asimov.