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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.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, the first three books of which won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. His other major series are the "Galactic Empire" series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are 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 also wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction novelette "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted the best short science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. 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 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. He wrote on numerous other scientific and non-scientific topics, such as chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, history, biblical exegesis, and literary criticism. He was president of the American Humanist Association. The asteroid (5020) Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars, a Brooklyn elementary school, Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO, and four literary awards are named in his honor.
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The End of Eternity

1955 science fiction novel by Isaac Asimov with mystery and thriller elements on the subjects of time travel and social engineering

author: Isaac Asimov


The Gods Themselves

1972 science fiction novel by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov



1990 novel by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg

author: Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg



Collection of Isaac Asimov's stories and essays

author: Isaac Asimov


The Winds of Change and Other Stories

collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov


Nine Tomorrows

collection of nine short stories and two pieces of comic verse by American writer Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov



book by Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov


Nightfall and Other Stories

anthology book compiling twenty previously published science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov


The Callistan Menace

1940 Isaac Asimov science fiction short story

author: Isaac Asimov




Spomelife: The Universe and the Future [“There’s No Place Like Spome”] ( 1965 )

scholarly article

author: Isaac Asimov

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