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 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"; in 1964, it 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, and a literary award 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



Collection of Isaac Asimov's stories and essays

author: Isaac Asimov


Nightfall and Other Stories

anthology book compiling twenty previously published science fiction 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


The Winds of Change and Other Stories

literair werk van Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov



book by Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov



science-fiction novel written by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov


The Callistan Menace

1940 Isaac Asimov science fiction novel

author: Isaac Asimov


Buy Jupiter and Other Stories

book by Isaac Asimov

author: Isaac Asimov


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