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Isaac Asimov

  • Isaak Yudovich Ozimov
  • Paul French
  • Айзек Азимов
  • Исаак Юдович Азимов
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Asimov, Isaac
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Date of birth
1920-01-02
Place of birth
Russia
Date of death
1992-04-06
Place of death
United States

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Isaac Asimov ( AZ-ih-mov; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. During his lifetime, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke. A prolific writer, he wrote or edited more than 500 books. He also wrote an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Best known for his hard science fiction, Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as popular science and other non-fiction.

Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation series, the first three books of which won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. His other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are set in the much earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, with Foundation and Earth (1986), he linked this distant future to the Robot series, creating a unified "future history" for his works. He also wrote more than 380 short stories, including the social science fiction novelette "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted the best short science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.

Most of his popular science books explain concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. Examples include Guide to Science, the three-volume Understanding Physics, and Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery. He wrote on numerous other scientific and non-scientific topics, such as chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, history, biblical exegesis, and literary criticism.

He was the president of the American Humanist Association. Several entities have been named in his honor, including the asteroid (5020) Asimov, a crater on Mars, a Brooklyn elementary school, Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO, and four literary awards.

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American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was born sometime between October 4, 1919 and January 2, 1920 (exact date unknown).

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Editions

NameFormatISBNRelease Date
Kind der ZeitPaperback3-453-12537-11997
Lunatico oder Die nächste WeltPaperback3-453-00465-51978
Sterne wie StaubPaperback3-442-23016-01978-12
Science Fiction KriminalgeschichtenPaperback3-453-30057-21980
Das Ende der Dinosaurier: Zehn der besten Stories des weltberühmten Science-Fiction-AutorsPaperback?1977-06
Radioaktiv...!Paperback3-442-23039-X?
Die Foundation-TrilogiePaperback978-3-453-16417-82007
Und Finsternis wird kommen... Vier der besten Stories des weltberühmten SF-AutorsPaperback?1982-09
Wasser für den Mars: Science Fiction-Erzählungen (Goldmann Science Fiction)Paperback3-442-23050-01975
Die "Schwarzen Witwer" laden zum BankettPaperback3-442-04981-41985-09
Der fiebernde PlanetPaperback3-442-23171-X1976
Lucky StarrPaperback3-404-21138-31981
Die frühe Foundation-TrilogiePaperback978-3-453-19657-52005
Der Zweihundertjährige: Science Fiction-ErzählungenPaperback3-453-30531-01979
Alle Wege führen nach TrantorPaperback?1973
Der TausendjahresplanPaperback?1966
Der Todeskanal: Fünf der besten Stories des weltberühmten SF-AutorsPaperback?1982-11
Lucky Starr: Sechs Weltraum-Abenteuer in einem BandPaperback3-404-23200-32003-10
Die nackte SonnePaperback3-453-30410-11978
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Goodreads Author ID
16667
ISNI
0000 0001 2259 0564
LibraryThing Author
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MusicBrainz Artist ID
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OpenLibrary Author ID
OL34221A
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24597135
Wikidata ID
Q34981

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