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Married to: Dr. Janet Opal Jeppson
Isaac Asimov, one of the "big three" most influential science fiction writers, is noted for how his works are never hostile towards religion. Perhaps part of that can be credited to the influence of his LDS wife, Dr. Janet Opal Jeppson.
Another influence she had on her husband was to persuade him to quit drinking coffee. In Laughing Space, Asimov writes, "Janet likes this story because she doesn't drink coffee. She turns up her nose even at mocha icing."
Asimov even included a pro-Mormon joke in his book Asimov Laughs Again: More than 700 Favorite Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes:
The Pope had called together a meeting of the cardinals and said, "I have some good news for you and some bad news. The good news is this. Our blessed Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, has returned to earth for the long-awaited Second Coming, and the Day of Judgment is at hand."
There was an exalted silence for a few moments and then one cardinal said, "But Holy Father, with good news like that, what's the bad news?"
The Pope mopped his forehead with his handkerchief and said, "The information has reached us from Salt Lake City.
The two remained married until 1992 when Asimov passed away due to heart and kidney failure.