ALL FOUR STANZAS 08:30 20 Mar 2003

Here’s an article by writer Isaac Asimov about the origins of “The Star Spangled Banner.” It first appeared (I think) in ISAAC ASIMOV’S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE in the early ’90s. I was a subscriber at the time, but didn’t actually read the article until a couple of years later. I was so impressed that I photocopied it (in violation of the law) and passed it around at work. Someone on Stg. Stryker’s Daily Briefing mentioned verse 4 and reminded me that I had wanted to find this article and post it. Check it out.