Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (born Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, 1920–1992), 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 about 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (the sole exception being the 100s: philosophy and psychology).

Isaac Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. 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" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. He penned numerous short stories, among them "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, an accolade that many still find persuasive. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.

Updated January 1, 2024




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Books by Isaac Asimov
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Series by Isaac Asimov

Foundation trilogy (3 books)
Galactic Empire (3 books)
Black Widowers (6 books)
Fantastic Voyage (2 books)
The Robot Series (4 books)
Norby Chronicles (9 books)
The Complete Stories (2 books)
The Early Asimov (4 books)
The Best of Isaac Asimov (3 books)
Nightfall (3 books)

Speculative Fiction Books

(Galactic Empire (omnibus editions))
2002 | science fiction
1995 | fantasy, non-fiction, short stories
(Extended Foundation series #4 / 4)
1993 | science fiction
(The Complete Stories #2 / 2)
1992 | science fiction, short stories
1992 | science fiction
1992 | science fiction
(Norby Chronicles)
1991 | science fiction, young adult
(The Complete Stories #1 / 2)
1990 | science fiction, short stories
1990 | science fiction, short stories
1990 | science fiction, short stories
1990 | science fiction
(Norby Chronicles)
1990 | science fiction, young adult
1989 | science fiction
(Norby Chronicles)
1989 | science fiction, young adult
(Extended Foundation series #3 / 4)
1988 | science fiction
(Norby Chronicles (omnibus editions))
1988 | science fiction, collection, young adult
(Norby Chronicles (omnibus editions))
1988 | science fiction, collection, young adult
1988 | fantasy, short stories
(Norby Chronicles)
1988 | science fiction, young adult
(The Robot Series (omnibus editions))
1988 | science fiction
(Fantastic Voyage)
1987 | science fiction
1987 | science fiction, short stories
1986 | science fiction, short stories
(Norby Chronicles (omnibus editions))
1986 | science fiction, collection, young adult
(Extended Foundation series #2 / 4)
1986 | science fiction
1986 | science fiction, short stories
1986 | science fiction, short stories
1986 | science fiction, short stories
(Norby Chronicles)
1986 | science fiction, young adult
(The Robot Series #4 / 4)
1985 | science fiction
1985 | science fiction, short stories
(Norby Chronicles)
1985 | science fiction, young adult
(Norby Chronicles)
1985 | science fiction, young adult
(Norby Chronicles)
1984 | science fiction, young adult
1983 | science fiction, short stories
(The Robot Series #3 / 4)
1983 | science fiction
(Norby Chronicles)
1983 | science fiction, young adult
(Extended Foundation series #1 / 4)
1982 | science fiction
1982 | science fiction, short stories
1981 | science fiction, short stories
1979 | science fiction, short stories
1979 | science fiction, short stories
1979 | science fiction
1976 | science fiction, short stories
1975 | science fiction, short stories
1974 | science fiction, short stories
(The Best of Isaac Asimov)
1973 | science fiction, short stories
(The Best of Isaac Asimov)
1973 | science fiction, short stories
(The Best of Isaac Asimov)
1973 | science fiction, short stories
1972 | science fiction
(The Early Asimov)
1972 | science fiction, short stories
(The Early Asimov)
1972 | science fiction, short stories
(The Early Asimov)
1972 | science fiction, short stories
(The Early Asimov)
1972 | science fiction, short stories
(The Robot Series (omnibus editions))
1971 | science fiction
(Nightfall)
1969 | science fiction, short stories
(Nightfall)
1969 | science fiction, short stories
1969 | science fiction, short stories
(Nightfall)
1969 | science fiction, short stories
1967 | science fiction, short stories
(Fantastic Voyage)
1966 | science fiction
1966 | science fiction, short stories
1964 | science fiction, short stories
(Galactic Empire (omnibus editions))
1961 | science fiction
1959 | science fiction, short stories
(The Robot Series #2 / 4)
1957 | science fiction
1957 | science fiction, short stories
1955 | science fiction
1955 | science fiction, short stories
(The Robot Series #1 / 4)
1954 | science fiction
(Foundation trilogy #3 / 3)
1953 | science fiction
(Foundation trilogy #2 / 3)
1952 | science fiction
(Galactic Empire #3 / 3)
1952 | science fiction
(Galactic Empire #2 / 3)
1951 | science fiction
(Foundation trilogy #1 / 3)
1951 | science fiction
(Galactic Empire #1 / 3)
1950 | science fiction
1950 | science fiction, short stories

Fictions and Others

(Black Widowers #6 / 6)
2003 | short stories, thriller
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1968 | short stories, thriller