Asimov’s Bibliography


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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ISAAC ASIMOV

There are 515 items in Isaac Asimov’s bibliography. Here is this great catalogue:


Science fiction

“Greater Foundation” series

The Robot series was originally separate from the Foundation series. The Galactic Empire novels were originally published as independent stories. Later in life, Asimov synthesized them into a single coherent ‘history’ that appeared in the extension of the Foundation series.

Foundation series

Isaac Asimov’s Robot Series

Isaac Asimov’s Galactic Empire Series


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) (sequel to the Elijah Baley trilogy)

Galactic Empire series:

Pebble in the Sky (1950), ISBN 0-553-29342-7

The Stars, Like Dust (1951), ISBN 0-553-29343-5

The Currents of Space (1952), ISBN 0-553-29341-9

Original Foundation trilogy:

Foundation (1951), ISBN 0-553-29335-4

Foundation and Empire (1952), ISBN 0-553-29337-0, Published with the title ‘The Man Who Upset the Universe’ as a 35c Ace paperback, D-125, in about 1952.

Second Foundation (1953), ISBN 0-553-29336-2

Extended Foundation series:

Foundation’s Edge (1982), ISBN 0-553-29338-9

Foundation and Earth (1986), ISBN 0-553-58757-9 (last of the Foundation series)

Prelude to Foundation (1988), ISBN 0-553-27839-8 (occurs before “Foundation”)

Forward the Foundation (1993), ISBN 0-553-40488-1 (occurs after “Prelude to Foundation” and before “Foundation”)

Further Extended Foundation series — Second Foundation trilogy:

[With approval of the Estate of Isaac Asimov]:

Foundation’s Fear (1997), ISBN 0-06-105243-4 hardcover (by Gregory Benford)

Foundation and Chaos (1998), ISBN 0-06-105242-6 hardcover (by Greg Bear)

Foundation’s Triumph (1999), ISBN 0-06-105241-8 hardcover (by David Brin)

Lucky Starr series (as Paul French)

David Starr, Space Ranger (1952)
Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (1953)
Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (1954)
Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury (1956)
Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (1957)
Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn (1958)

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 series.

The End of Eternity (1955) *
Fantastic Voyage (1966) (a novelization of the movie)
The Gods Themselves (1972)
Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain (1987) (not a sequel to Fantastic Voyage, but a similar, independent story)
Nemesis (1989) *
Nightfall (1990), with Robert Silverberg
The Ugly Little Boy (1992), with Robert Silverberg (aka: Child of Time)
The Positronic Man (1993), with Robert Silverberg

Short story collections

See also List of short stories by Isaac Asimov.

I, Robot (1950), ISBN 0-553-29438-5
The Martian Way and Other Stories (1955), ISBN 0-837-60463-X
Earth Is Room Enough (1957), ISBN 0-449-24125-4
Nine Tomorrows (1959), ISBN 0-449-24084-3
The Rest of the Robots (1964), ISBN 0-385-09041-2
Through a Glass, Clearly (1967), ISBN 0-860-25124-1
Nightfall and Other Stories (1969), ISBN 0-449-01969-1
The Early Asimov (1972), ISBN 0-449-02850-X
The Best of Isaac Asimov (1973), ISBN 0-722-11256-4
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories (1975, ISBN 0-385-05077-1
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (1976), ISBN 0-575-02240-X
The Complete Robot (1982)
The Winds of Change and Other Stories (1983), ISBN 0-385-18099-3
The Alternate Asimovs (1986), ISBN 0-385-19784-5
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov (1986)
Robot Dreams (1986), ISBN 0-441-73154-6
Azazel (1988)
Robot Visions (1990) ISBN 0-451-45064-7
Gold (1995), ISBN 0-553-28339-1
Magic (1995), ISBN 0-002-24622-8

Mysteries

Novels

The Death Dealers (1958), republished as A Whiff of Death
Murder at the ABA (1976), also published as Authorized Murder
Short story collections

Black Widowers series

Tales of the Black Widowers (1974)
More Tales of the Black Widowers (1976)
Casebook of the Black Widowers (1980)
Banquets of the Black Widowers (1984)
Puzzles of the Black Widowers (1990)
The Return of the Black Widowers (2003)

Other mysteries

Asimov’s Mysteries (1968)
The Key Word and Other Mysteries (1977)
The Union Club Mysteries (1983)
The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries (1985)
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov (1986)

Nonfiction

Popular science

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

Fact and Fancy (1962)
View from a Height (1963)
Adding a Dimension (1964)
Of Time, Space, & Other Things (1965)
From Earth to Heaven (1966)
Science, Numbers and I (1968)
The Solar System and Back (1970)
The Stars in Their Courses (1971)
The Left Hand of the Electron (1972)
The Tragedy of the Moon (1973)
Of Matters Great & Small (1975)
The Planet that Wasn’t (1976)
Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright (1977)
Road to Infinity (1979)
The Sun Shines Bright (1981)
Counting the Eons (1983)
X Stands for Unknown (1984)
The Subatomic Monster (1985)
Far as Human Eye Could See (1987)
The Relativity of Wrong (1988)
Out of the Everywhere (1990)
The Secret of the Universe (1990)
Other science books by Asimov
The Chemicals of Life (1954)
Inside the Atom (1956)
Only a Trillion (1957)
The World of Carbon (1958)
The World of Nitrogen (1958)
Words of Science and the History Behind Them (1959)
The Clock We Live On (1959)
Asimov on Numbers (1959)
The Wellsprings of Life (1960)
Life and Energy (1962)
The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation (1963)
The Human Brain (1964)
The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science (1965)
The title varied with each of the four editions, the last being Asimov’s New Guide to Science (1984)
Planets for Man (with Stephen H. Dole)
The Universe: From Flat Earth to Quasar (1966)
The Neutrino (1966)
Is Anyone There? (1967), ISBN 0385084013
Photosynthesis (1968)
Isaac Asimov’s Treasury of Humor (1971)
Our World in Space (1974)
Please Explain (1975)
Asimov On Physics (1976)
The Collapsing Universe (1977), ISBN 0-671-81738-8
Extraterrestrial Civilizations (1979)
Visions of the Universe with coauthor Kazuaki Iwasaki (1981)
Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos (1982)
Understanding Physics (1988) [1966]
Vol. I, Motion, Sound, and Heat
Vol. II, Light, Magnetism, and Electricity
Vol. III, The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
Asimov’s Chronology of Science and Discovery (1989), second edition adds content thru 1993
Asimov’s Chronology of the World (1991)
Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space (1991)
Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos (1991)
Asimov Laughs Again (1992)
Quasars, Pulsars and Black Holes (1992)
The Sun (2003), revised by Richard Hantula
Jupiter (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
The Earth (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
Venus (2004), revised by Richard Hantula

Other science books by Asimov

The Chemicals of Life (1954)
Inside the Atom (1956)
Only a Trillion (1957)
The World of Carbon (1958)
The World of Nitrogen (1958)
Words of Science and the History Behind Them (1959)
The Clock We Live On (1959)
Asimov on Numbers (1959)
The Wellsprings of Life (1960)
Life and Energy (1962)
The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation (1963)
The Human Brain (1964)
The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science (1965)
The title varied with each of the four editions, the last being Asimov’s New Guide to Science (1984)
Planets for Man (with Stephen H. Dole)
The Universe: From Flat Earth to Quasar (1966)
The Neutrino (1966)
Is Anyone There? (1967), ISBN 0385084013
Photosynthesis (1968)
Isaac Asimov’s Treasury of Humor (1971)
Our World in Space (1974)
Please Explain (1975)
Asimov On Physics (1976)
The Collapsing Universe (1977), ISBN 0-671-81738-8
Extraterrestrial Civilizations (1979)
Visions of the Universe with coauthor Kazuaki Iwasaki (1981)
Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos (1982)
Understanding Physics (1988) [1966]
Vol. I, Motion, Sound, and Heat
Vol. II, Light, Magnetism, and Electricity
Vol. III, The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
Asimov’s Chronology of Science and Discovery (1989), second edition adds content thru 1993
Asimov’s Chronology of the World (1991)
Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space (1991)
Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos (1991)
Asimov Laughs Again (1992)
Quasars, Pulsars and Black Holes (1992)
The Sun (2003), revised by Richard Hantula
Jupiter (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
The Earth (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
Venus (2004), revised by Richard Hantula

Annotations

Asimov’s Annotated “Don Juan”
Asimov’s Annotated “Paradise Lost”
Asimov’s Annotated “Gilbert and Sullivan”
Asimov’s The Annotated “Gulliver’s Travels”

Guides

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible, vols I and II (1981), ISBN 0-517-34582-X
Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare, vols I and II (1970), ISBN 0-517-26825-6

Autobiography

In Memory Yet Green, (1979, Doubleday)
In Joy Still Felt, (1980, Doubleday)
I. Asimov: A Memoir, (1994, Doubleday)

Other nonfiction

Opus 100 (1969), ISBN 0-395-07351-0
The Sensuous Dirty Old Man (1971), ISBN 0-451-07199-9
Asimov’s Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (1972), ISBN 0-385-17771-2
Lecherous Limericks (1976), ISBN 0-449-22841-X
More Lecherous Limericks (1976), ISBN 0-802-77102-5
Still More Lecherous Limericks (1977), ISBN 0-802-77106-8
Opus 200 (1979), ISBN 0-395-27625-X
Our Federal Union (1975), ISBN 0-395-2283-3
Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts (1979), ISBN 0-517-36111-6
A Grossery of Limericks, with John Ciardi (1981), ISBN 0-393-33112-1
The Roving Mind (1983) (collection of essays). New edition published by Prometheus Books, 1997, ISBN 1-573-92181-5
Opus 300 (1984), ISBN 0-395-36108-7
Limericks, Two Gross, with John Ciardi (1985), ISBN 0-393-04530-7

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