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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was born in Russia but raised in the USA after his parents emigrated there in 1923. He became a US citizen in 1928. He discovered Science Fiction through the magazines his father sold in the family sweet shop. In 1939 Isaac Asimov obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, majoring in chemistry and proceeded to take his MA 1941 and PhD in 1948, after a wartime hiatus which he mostly spent working in the US Naval Air Experimental Station along side L. Spargue De Camp and Robert A. Heinlein. In 1949 he joined the Boston University School of Medicine, where he became associate professor of biochemistry, a position he resigned in 1958 to write full time. Here is a Lecture Transcript that will give you an insight into the man and his visions of our future... read it, it is well worth it.

Isaac Asimov began publishing Science Fiction with Marooned off Vesta for Amazing Stories in 1939 and although his first stories did not attract much attention he developed a strong relationship with John W. Campbell Jr, who encouraged and advised him and eventually began to publish his work. During the years from 1958 to 1980 Isaac Asimov concentrated most of his time on works of non-fiction and little Science Fiction appeared and what did varied widely in quality.

He died in 1992, aged 72 years.

Books by Isaac Asimov Links
The list of books is huge (I mean HUGE) so they are on a separate page here: Asimov Book List

Listed below are books that we have reviewed, to save you searching the entire thing :)
I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay
(1954, 1968)



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Other Useful Sites of Interest:
Isaac Asimov Home Page - a great site with loads of info.
Asimov's Science Fiction - The Website of The Magazine.
Asimov Vault - Full of useful information.
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