Isaac Asimov





Isaac Asimov

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born
in Petrovichi, Russian Federation
January 02, 1920

died
April 06, 1992

gender
male

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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy).

Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Found
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Average rating: 4.09 · 1,099,362 ratings · 24,935 reviews · 1,884 distinct works · Similar authors
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 221,352 ratings — published 1951 — 130 editions
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I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 149,837 ratings — published 1950 — 175 editions
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Foundation and Empire (Foun...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 88,211 ratings — published 1952 — 108 editions
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Second Foundation (Foundati...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 80,874 ratings — published 1953 — 103 editions
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The Foundation Trilogy (Fou...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 60,492 ratings — published 1951 — 69 editions
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The Caves of Steel (Robot, #1)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 41,540 ratings — published 1954 — 111 editions
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Foundation's Edge (Foundati...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 36,641 ratings — published 1982 — 83 editions
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Foundation and Earth (Found...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 32,288 ratings — published 1984 — 77 editions
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The Gods Themselves
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 28,700 ratings — published 1972 — 82 editions
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Prelude to Foundation (Foun...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 29,135 ratings — published 1988 — 77 editions
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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
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“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
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DECEMBER SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run-off poll for the December SF Book-of-the-month

 
  26 votes, 29.5%

 
  19 votes, 21.6%

 
  16 votes, 18.2%

 
  12 votes, 13.6%

 
  9 votes, 10.2%

 
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