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Isaac Asimov


Born
in Petrovichi, Russian Federation
January 02, 1920

Died
April 06, 1992

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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 one of the most prolific writers 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 t
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Quotes by Isaac Asimov  (?)
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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.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
Isaac Asimov

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August 2017 Short Classic Poll

 
  54 votes, 17.0%

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 1952, 109 pgs
 
  49 votes, 15.4%

 
  34 votes, 10.7%

 
  33 votes, 10.4%

 
  31 votes, 9.7%

 
  26 votes, 8.2%

 
  25 votes, 7.9%

 
  19 votes, 6.0%

 
  15 votes, 4.7%

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, 1905, 30 pgs
 
  13 votes, 4.1%

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  10 votes, 3.1%

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