Isaac Asimov has got to be one of my favourite authors ever. A proper icon. In today’s world of vapid and empty sounding celebrities who are famous for nothing more than looking good here we have a true celebrity. Famous for being outstanding in his chosen field. Not only was he terrifyingly prolific – his bibliography is over 500 works long (and that doesn’t include individual short stories) – but he was far ahead of his time when it came to imagining the future and humanity’s part in it.
His ‘Foundation‘ and ‘Robot’ series are some of the finest science-fiction works available and I would urge you to get them read. Countless of his stories have been made into films and many of his ideas have influenced a wide range of creators. In honour of his work and the inspirational stories he imagined we thought we’d immortalise him on slate. Combining his distinctive glasses with an exposed robot eye gave us the germ of an idea and from there we were away. I reckon that once this one has been framed suitably it will look spot on. Hopefully we’ll have a few more in this series once I can actually work out who else is worth commemorating…