Isaac Asimov (/ˈaɪzɨk ˈæzɨmɒv/ EYE-zək AZ-ə-mov; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, Russian: Исаак Юдович Озимов; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was 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. His works have been published in all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (although his only work in the 100s—which covers philosophy and psychology—was a foreword for The Humanist Way).
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... Helicon—Home of Psychohistory founder, Hari Seldon in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series Lagash—Isaac Asimov's Nightfall (planet where each day lasts two thousand years) Solaria ... Synnax—Isaac Asimov's Galactic Empire series and Foundation series—The birthplace of Gaal Dornick, it was in a stellar system orbiting a region called the 'blue drift' ... Terminus—Home of the Foundation in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series Trantor—Isaac Asimov's Galactic Empire series and Foundation series—A planet-wide city ...
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... Hallucination Orbit Psychology In Science Fiction, (000) Asimov's Guide to the Bible, (200) Why are the Rain Forests Vanishing?, (300) Words from History, (400 ...
... Science fiction short-story collections by Isaac Asimov I, Robot (1950) The Martian Way and Other Stories (1955) Earth Is Room Enough (1957) Nine Tomorrows (1959) The Rest of ...
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