And what better way to celebrate Asimov’s 91st birthday than to read a copy of his 91st book, The Near East? If you happen not to have a copy—all too likely, I’m sorry to say—alternate suggestions are:
- Book 182, The Collapsing Universe
- Book 273, The Science Fiction Weight-loss Book—a good choice for those of us starting diets as part of our New Year resolutions
- Book 364, Norby Finds a Villain, or
- Book 455, The World’s Space Programs
Obviously, there are some of these I would recommend over others, but any of them would make a fine celebratory read.