16 March 1971
“Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you — and most of all, a gateway to a better and happier and more useful life.”
—Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), science fiction writer and biochemistry professor, Boston University, in letter to the children of Troy, Michigan, about the town’s new library, 1971.
• Editorial Comment: Blast off.
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