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The godfather of science fiction, Isaac Asimov is the genre’s undisputed master and one of the most prolific authors of all time. From his famous Foundation trilogy to his later stories, Asimov took fiction to new, strange, and often wondrous places.

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Isaac Asimov
Date of Birth:
January 20, 1920
Place of Birth:
Petrovichi, Russia
Date of Death:
April 6, 1992
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948
Hugo and Nebula Awards; Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series for the Foundation trilogy

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								I, Robot (The Robot Series), Author: 
								Isaac Asimov.

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I, Robot (The Robot Series)
by Isaac Asimov
One of the great classics of science fiction, this collection of stories explores the many conflicts and possibilities inherent in a world where robots work side-by-side with humans -- from robots gone mad to robots that care for children.

*  The Robot Novels
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								Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series), Author: 
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*  I, Robot (1950)
*  Foundation (1951)
*  Foundation and Empire (1952)
*  Caves of Steel (1954)
*  The Naked Sun (1957)
*  The Gods Themselves (1972)
*  The Robots of Dawn (1983)
*  Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection (1996)

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The Foundation Trilogy

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								Foundation, Author: 
								Isaac Asimov.

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by Isaac Asimov
Asimov's popular Foundation trilogy won the coveted Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series in 1966. This classic epic follows a small group of scientists and scholars as they attempt to save mankind from years of barbarism and warfare, after the collapse of the mighty Galactic Empire.

*  Foundation and Empire   by Isaac Asimov
*  Second Foundation   by Isaac Asimov

Autobiographies and Letters

Asimov for Young Readers

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								It's Been a Good Life, Author: 
								Isaac Asimov.

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It's Been a Good Life
by Isaac Asimov
Condensed by Asimov's widow from his three-volume autobiography, this generous collection of pieces conveys the fantastical, seeking spirit of the eighth Grand Master of American science fiction, who passed away in 1992.

*Yours, Isaac Asimov: A Lifetime of Letters  by Isaac Asimov, Stanley Asimov (ed.)
*I. Asimov: A Memoir  by Isaac Asimov
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								Robbie, Author: 
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by Isaac Asimov, David Shannon (illus.)
Curious kids have plenty of science and historical fodder from Asimov, who wrote on diverse subjects for both educational and recreational purposes. Robbie tells the story of a robot playmate, while other titles teach about real-life wonders.

*How Did We Find Out About Microwaves?  by Isaac Asimov
*Christopher Columbus  by Isaac Asimov
Photograph by Jay Kay Klein