Isaac Asimov | selected bibliography

Selected bibliography

Depending on the counting convention used,[234] and including all titles, charts, and edited collections, there may be currently over 500 books in Asimov's bibliography— as well as his individual short stories, individual essays, and criticism. For his 100th, 200th, and 300th books (based on his personal count), Asimov published Opus 100 (1969), Opus 200 (1979), and Opus 300 (1984), celebrating his writing.[150][151][152]

Asimov was so prolific that his books span all major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification except for category 100, philosophy and psychology.[1] Although Asimov did write several essays about psychology,[235] and forewords for the books The Humanist Way (1988) and In Pursuit of Truth (1982),[199] which were classified in the 100s category, none of his own books was classified in that category.[236]

According to UNESCO's Index Translationum database, Asimov is the world's 24th most-translated author.[237]

An online exhibit in West Virginia University Libraries' virtually complete Asimov Collection displays features, visuals, and descriptions of some of his over 600 books, games, audio recordings, videos, and wall charts. Many first, rare, and autographed editions are in the Libraries' Rare Book Room. Book jackets and autographs are presented online along with descriptions and images of children's books, science fiction art, multimedia, and other materials in the collection.[238]

For a listing of Asimov's science fiction books in chronological order within his future history, see the Foundation series list of books.

Science fiction

"Greater Foundation" series

The Robot series was originally separate from the Foundation series. The Galactic Empire novels were published as independent stories, set earlier in the same future as Foundation. Later in life, Asimov synthesized the Robot series into a single coherent "history" that appeared in the extension of the Foundation series.[239]

  • The Robot series:
    • The Caves of Steel. 1954. ISBN 0-553-29340-0. (first Elijah Baley SF-crime novel)
    • The Naked Sun. 1957. ISBN 0-553-29339-7. (second Elijah Baley SF-crime novel)
    • The Robots of Dawn. 1983. ISBN 0-553-29949-2. (third Elijah Baley SF-crime novel)
    • Robots and Empire. 1985. ISBN 978-0-586-06200-5. (sequel to the Elijah Baley trilogy)
  • Galactic Empire novels:
  • Foundation prequels:
  • Original Foundation trilogy:
  • Extended Foundation series:

Lucky Starr series (as Paul French)

Norby Chronicles (with Janet Asimov)

  • Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot (1983)
  • Norby's Other Secret (1984)
  • Norby and the Lost Princess (1985)
  • Norby and the Invaders (1985)
  • Norby and the Queen's Necklace (1986)
  • Norby Finds a Villain (1987)
  • Norby Down to Earth (1988)
  • Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure (1989)
  • Norby and the Oldest Dragon (1990)
  • Norby and the Court Jester (1991)

Novels not part of a series

Novels marked with an asterisk * have minor connections to the Foundation and Robot series.

Short-story collections

Mysteries

Novels

Short-story collections

Black Widowers series
Other mysteries

Nonfiction

Popular science

Collections of Asimov's essays – originally published as monthly columns in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

  1. Fact and Fancy (1962)
  2. View from a Height (1963)
  3. Adding a Dimension (1964)
  4. Of Time and Space and Other Things (1965)
  5. From Earth to Heaven (1966)
  6. Science, Numbers, and I (1968)
  7. The Solar System and Back (1970)
  8. The Stars in their Courses (1971)
  9. The Left Hand of the Electron (1972)
  10. The Tragedy of the Moon (1973)
  11. Asimov On Astronomy (updated version of essays in previous collections) (1974) ISBN 978-0-517-27924-3
  12. Asimov On Chemistry (updated version of essays in previous collections) (1974)
  13. Of Matters Great and Small (1975)
  14. Asimov On Physics (updated version of essays in previous collections) (1976) ISBN 978-0-385-00958-4
  15. The Planet That Wasn't (1976)
  16. Asimov On Numbers (updated version of essays in previous collections) (1976)
  17. Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright (1977)
  18. The Road to Infinity (1979)
  19. The Sun Shines Bright (1981)
  20. Counting the Eons (1983)
  21. X Stands for Unknown (1984)
  22. The Subatomic Monster (1985)
  23. Past, Present and Future (1987) ISBN 978-0879753931
  24. Far as Human Eye Could See (1987)
  25. The Relativity of Wrong (1988)
  26. Beginnings: The Story of Origins (1989)
  27. Asimov On Science: A 30 Year Retrospective 1959–1989 (features the first essay in the introduction) (1989)
  28. Out of the Everywhere (1990)
  29. The Secret of the Universe (1991)

Other science books by Asimov

Annotations

Guides

Autobiography

  • In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920–1954 (1979, Doubleday)
  • In Joy Still Felt: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1954–1978 (1980, Doubleday)
  • I. Asimov: A Memoir (1994, Doubleday)
  • It's Been a Good Life (2002, Prometheus Books), condensation of Asimov's three volumes of autobiography, edited by his widow, Janet Jeppson Asimov

Other nonfiction

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