Isaac Asimov in 1965
|Born||Isaak Yudovich Ozimov|
Between October 4, 1919 an Januar 2, 1920
Petrovichi, Roushie SFSR
|Dee'd||6 Apryle 1992 (aged 72)|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Thrift||Writer, professor o biochemistry|
|Naitionality||Roushie (early years), American|
|Eddication||Columbia Varsity, PhD. Biochemistry, 1948|
|Genre||Science feection (haurd SF, social SF), mystery|
|Subject||Popular science, science textbeuks, essays, leeterary creeticism|
|Leeterar muivement||Gowden Age o Science Feection|
- The Foundation Series
- The Robot series
- The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
- I, Robot
- The Bicentennial Man
- The Gods Themselves
|Spoose||Gertrude Blugerman (1942–1973; divorced)|
Janet Opal Jeppson (1973–1992; his daith)
Robyn Joan Asimov
Isaac Asimov (/; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa Januar 2, 1920 – Aprile 6, 1992) wis an American author an professor o biochemistry at Boston Varsity, best kent for his wirks o science feection an for his popular science beuks. Asimov wis a proleefic writer that wrote or eeditit mair nor 500 beuks an an estimatit 90,000 letters an postcairds.[lower-alpha 1] His beuks hae been published in 9 o the 10 major categories o the Dewey Decimal Clessification.
Asimov wrote haurd science feection. Alang wi Robert A. Heinlein an Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov wis conseedert ane o the "Big Three" science feection writers in his lifetime. Asimov's maist famous wark is the "Foundation" series; his ither major series are the "Galactic Empire" series an the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novelles are set in earlier history o the same feectional universe as the Foundation series. Later, wi Foundation and Earth (1986), he airtit this distant futur tae the Robot stories, creautin a unifee'd "future history" for his stories muckle lik thae pioneered bi Robert A. Heinlein an previously produced bi Cordwainer Smith an Poul Anderson. He wrote hunders o short stories, includin the social science feection novelette "Nightfall"; in 1964, it wis votit the best short science feection story o aw time bi the Science Fiction Writers of America. Asimov wrote the series o juvenile science-feection novelles uisin the pen name Paul French.
Asimov an aw wrote mysteries an fantasy, as weel as muckle nonfeection. Maist o his popular science beuks explain concepts in a historical wey, gaein as faur back as possible tae a time whan the science in quaisten wis at its semplest stage. Ensaumples include Guide to Science, the three-vollum set Understanding Physics, an Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery, as weel as warks on chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, history, an William Shakespeare's writins.
He wis preses o the American Humanist Association. The asteroid 5020 Asimov, a crater on the planet Maurs, a Brooklyn primar schuil, an a leeterar awaird are named in his honour.