Isaac Asimov


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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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Foundation (Foundation, #1)

4.17 avg rating — 429,599 ratings — published 1951 — 219 editions
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I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)

4.20 avg rating — 287,783 ratings — published 1950 — 312 editions
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Foundation and Empire (Foun...

4.21 avg rating — 164,754 ratings — published 1952 — 191 editions
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Second Foundation (Foundati...

4.25 avg rating — 152,205 ratings — published 1953 — 183 editions
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The Foundation Trilogy (Fou...

4.41 avg rating — 91,758 ratings — published 1953 — 112 editions
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The Caves of Steel (Robot #1)

4.18 avg rating — 81,983 ratings — published 1954 — 166 editions
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Foundation's Edge (Foundati...

4.14 avg rating — 72,439 ratings — published 1982 — 127 editions
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Prelude to Foundation

4.13 avg rating — 70,938 ratings — published 1988 — 117 editions
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Foundation and Earth (Found...

4.06 avg rating — 58,399 ratings — published 1986 — 114 editions
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The Gods Themselves

4.09 avg rating — 54,938 ratings — published 1972 — 123 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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