Isaac Asimov

American writer and professor

Isaac Asimov (; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the "Foundation" series; his other major series are the "Galactic Empire" series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are explicitly set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, with Foundation and Earth (1986), he linked this distant future to the Robot stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. He wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction novelette "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much nonfiction. Most of his popular science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. Examples include Guide to Science, the three-volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery, as well as works on astronomy, mathematics, history, William Shakespeare's writing, and chemistry. He was president of the American Humanist Association. The asteroid 5020 Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars, a Brooklyn elementary school, and a literary award are named in his honor.
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328

Le Grand Livre des robots

book by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1990

Each an Explorer

short story by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1956

The Tragedy of the Moon

book by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1973

The Early Asimov

anthology by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1972

Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain

book by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1987

Jokester

short story by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1956

The Road to Infinity

collection of essays by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1979

The Planet That Wasn't

A collection of seventeen scientific essays written by Isaac Asimov.

author: Isaac Asimov

1976

The Stars in their Courses

collection of essays by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1971

Science, Numbers, and I

collection of essays by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov

1968

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