Introduction to a blog on Isaac Asimov

October 20, 2009 at 9:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This webpage as well as the facebook page “Isac Asimov*” is dedicated to one of the greatest sci-fi writers of all times – Isaac Asimov. In this way here we want to share everything regarding Isaac Asimov and its works, as well as the science fiction in general. This is a new-age ultimate place for Isaac Asimov’s and sci-fi fans! So welcome and enjoy!

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

A FEW WORDS ON ISAAC….

Isaac Asimov, a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, was born in Smolensk Oblast, Russia c. Jan. 2, 1920 and died in New York City Apr. 6, 1992. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. His most famous works include The Foundation Series, the Galactic Empire Series and the Robot Series. Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series ; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified “future history”. He also wrote numerous short stories, among them ‘’Nightfall’’ was voted in 1964 as one of the best science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His works also include mystery , fantasy and nonfiction stories. The Oxford English Dictionary credits his science fiction for introducing the words positronic (an entirely fictional technology), psychohistory (frequently used in a different sense than the imaginary one Asimov employed) and robotics into the English language. He was a humanist and rationalist. He was a president of American Human Association , a long-time member and vice-president of Mensa International. One asteroid is called after him – Asteroid 5020 Asimov, there is a magazine called Asimov`s Science Fiction and one Broklyn, NYC elementary school is named in his honor.

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