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
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I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)

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Foundation and Empire (Foun...

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Second Foundation (Foundati...

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Foundation's Edge (Foundati...

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Prelude to Foundation

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The Gods Themselves

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