Philadelphia Weekly has mounted a petition to put up a historical marker plaque for Isaac Asimov‘s former home in Philadelphia.
They have already collected more than 750 signatures, petitioning the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Commission to celebrate the great science fiction writer’s time in The City of Brotherly Love. Follow this link to sign the petition:
Though he’s often thought of as a New Yorker, he spent three very important landmark years in Philadelphia. From 1942 to 1945, while living and working here during WWII as a chemist at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Isaac Asimov wrote half a dozen of the key stories that comprise his two most influential cultural masterpieces: the Foundation series, which introduced the idea of “psychohistory,” the mathematical modeling of the future; and the Robot series, which introduced the famous Three Laws of Robotics governing how artificial intelligences should behave.