Isaac Asimov--One of the Most Prolific Writers of All Time

By D. M. Holmes

"I write for the same reason I breathe--because if I didn't, I would die." ~ Isaac Asimov

We know that Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Yudovich Osimov, in Russia, but we don't know exactly when. He was a scientist, trained in biochemistry, but became famous from his writing. Although he wrote nonfiction, including papers and books on science, it was his hard science fiction that made him famous. He is known as one of the Big Three--Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein being the other two--during the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

Famous Books
I, Robot
Foundation series (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation)
Galactic Empire series (Pebble in the Sky, The Stars Like Dust, etc.)
Lucky Starr series (Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn, ...and the Moons of Jupiter, etc.)
Fantastic Voyage
Robot series (The Caves of Steel, The Robots of Dawn, etc.)
And much, much, much, much more!

Interesting Facts
  • He was a Humanist
  • He served as Vice President of Mensa
  • Nightfall is considered his best short story.
  • The poor man never knew his real birthday, but celebrated it on January 2, his birth date being estimated between October 4, 1919, and January 2, 1920.
  • A crater on Mars, Asimov, is named after him.
  • He died in 1992. 
Isaac Asimov in 1965

Here is his Wiki Page. Here are books about and by him.
Source articles: Wikipedia, and IMDb

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