American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular science

Isaac Asimov (; born Isaak Ozimov; 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, and 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 and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he 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, beginning with Foundation's Edge, he linked this distant future to the Robot and Spacer 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.
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The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov. For nearly thirty years, the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. It won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. Asimov began adding to the series in 1981, with two sequels: Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Earth, and two prequels: Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation. The additions made reference to events in Asimov's Robot and Empire series, indicating that they were also set in the same fictional universe. The premise of the series is that the mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology. Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale. Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting 30,000 years before a second great empire arises. Seldon's calculations also show there is a way to limit this interregnum to just one thousand years. To ensure the more favorable outcome and reduce human misery during the intervening period, Seldon creates a foundation of talented artisans and engineers at the extreme end of the galaxy, ostensibly to preserve and expand on humanity's collective knowledge, and thus become the foundation for a new galactic empire, but actually to place a society in a way shown by his calculations to bring around the desired outcome (the Seldon Plan).
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The Robot series is a series of 38 science fiction short stories and 5 novels by American writer Isaac Asimov, featuring positronic robots.
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date of publication: 1989
genre: anthology

«Детектив Элайдж Бейли и робот Дэниел Оливо» — цикл научно-фантастических романов и рассказов со значительным детективным уклоном американского фантаста Айзека Азимова. Цикл посвящён похождениям сыщика-землянина Элайджа Бейли и его напарника — робота-космонита Р. Дэниела Оливо. Первое произведение написано в 1949 году. Цикл является связующим между циклами «Я, робот» и «Основание».
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follows: I, Robot
followed by: Foundation series
genre: science fiction
characters: Elijah Baley

The Galactic Empire series (also called the Empire novels or trilogy) is a science fiction sequence of three of Isaac Asimov's earliest novels, and extended by one short story. They are connected by their early place in his published works and chronological placement within his overarching Foundation Universe, set around the rise of Asimov's Galactic Empire, between the Robot and Foundation series to which they were linked in Asimov's later novels.
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The Gods Themselves

novel by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov



author: Isaac Asimov

The End of Eternity

novel by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov


Extraterrestrial Civilizations

book by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov


Nightfall and Other Stories

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

author: Isaac Asimov


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