Isaac Asimov





Isaac Asimov

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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 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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Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 226,126 ratings — published 1951 — 135 editions
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I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 153,976 ratings — published 1950 — 178 editions
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Foundation and Empire (Foun...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 90,514 ratings — published 1952 — 112 editions
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Second Foundation (Foundati...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 82,842 ratings — published 1953 — 109 editions
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The Foundation Trilogy (Fou...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 61,584 ratings — published 1951 — 70 editions
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The Caves of Steel (Robot, #1)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 42,665 ratings — published 1954 — 114 editions
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Foundation's Edge (Foundati...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 37,750 ratings — published 1982 — 83 editions
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Foundation and Earth (Found...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 33,078 ratings — published 1984 — 77 editions
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The Gods Themselves
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 29,335 ratings — published 1973 — 84 editions
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Prelude to Foundation (Foun...
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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
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