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Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, 1920. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. Asimov became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of eight. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. He went on to become one of the world's most prolific writers, publishing nearly 500 books in his lifetime. Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator. He studied chemistry at Columbia University, earning a B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. In 1951, Asimov accepted a position as an instructor of biochemistry at Boston University's School of Medicine even though he had no practical experience in the field. His exceptional intelligence enabled him to master new systems rapidly, and he soon became a successful and distinguished professor at Columbia and even co-authored a biochemistry textbook within a few years. Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction. While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction books of the period. He also introduced several innovative concepts, including the thematic concern for technological progress and its impact on humanity. Asimov is probably best known for his Foundation series, which includes Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. In 1966, this trilogy won the Hugo award for best all-time science fiction series. In 1983, Asimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation's Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. Asimov also wrote a series of robot books that included I, Robot, and eventually he tied the two series together. He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book of 1995, I. Asimov. "Nightfall" was chosen the best science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. In 1979, Asimov wrote his autobiography, In Memory Yet Green. He continued writing until just a few years before his death from heart and kidney failure on April 6, 1992. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Foundation 18,503 copies, 346 reviews
I, Robot 13,580 copies, 251 reviews
Foundation and Empire 11,820 copies, 140 reviews
Second Foundation 10,980 copies, 116 reviews
Foundation's Edge 9,078 copies, 71 reviews
Prelude to Foundation 7,517 copies, 93 reviews
Foundation and Earth 7,385 copies, 68 reviews
The Caves of Steel 7,162 copies, 128 reviews
The Robots of Dawn 6,240 copies, 88 reviews
The Foundation Trilogy 5,905 copies, 74 reviews
The Naked Sun 5,698 copies, 90 reviews
The Gods Themselves 5,399 copies, 93 reviews
Forward the Foundation 5,316 copies, 53 reviews
Robots and Empire 4,547 copies, 40 reviews
Pebble in the Sky 3,349 copies, 55 reviews
The End of Eternity 3,317 copies, 83 reviews
The Stars, Like Dust 3,263 copies, 64 reviews
Nemesis 3,244 copies, 35 reviews
The Currents of Space 2,961 copies, 49 reviews
Nightfall 2,774 copies, 48 reviews
Fantastic Voyage 2,409 copies, 21 reviews
The Complete Robot 2,156 copies, 37 reviews
Robot Dreams 1,952 copies, 21 reviews
Bicentennial Man 1,735 copies, 19 reviews
Robot Visions 1,599 copies, 16 reviews
Earth Is Room Enough 1,507 copies, 15 reviews
The Martian Way and Other Stories 1,423 copies, 10 reviews
The Rest of the Robots 1,422 copies, 14 reviews
Nightfall and Other Stories 1,336 copies, 15 reviews
Asimov's Mysteries 1,331 copies, 17 reviews
Nine Tomorrows 1,309 copies, 20 reviews
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1,222 copies, 10 reviews
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1,153 copies, 14 reviews
The Positronic Man 964 copies, 15 reviews
The Ugly Little Boy 885 copies, 11 reviews
Azazel 884 copies, 11 reviews
David Starr: Space Ranger 780 copies, 11 reviews
I.Asimov: A Memoir 750 copies, 15 reviews
Understanding Physics 722 copies, 4 reviews
Murder at the ABA 688 copies, 15 reviews
Les Pirates des astéroïdes 678 copies, 9 reviews
Tales of the Black Widowers 663 copies, 9 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (Editor) 649 copies, 8 reviews
Asimov's New Guide to Science 615 copies, 3 reviews
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 565 copies, 3 reviews
Casebook of the Black Widowers 517 copies, 4 reviews
More Tales of the Black Widowers 515 copies, 7 reviews
The Best of Isaac Asimov 515 copies, 3 reviews
A Whiff of Death 478 copies, 7 reviews
Extraterrestrial Civilizations 475 copies, 6 reviews
Banquets of the Black Widowers 473 copies, 5 reviews
The Norby Chronicles 437 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts 430 copies, 4 reviews
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (Editor) 424 copies, 6 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Odyssey (Foreword) 417 copies, 5 reviews
The Early Asimov: Volume 1 (of 3) 408 copies, 6 reviews
The Edge of Tomorrow 407 copies, 2 reviews
The Early Asimov 393 copies, 4 reviews
The Union Club Mysteries 380 copies, 5 reviews
100 Malicious Little Mysteries (Editor; Contributor) 374 copies, 4 reviews
The Early Asimov: Volume 2 (of 3) 374 copies, 4 reviews
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (Editor; Contributor) 372 copies, 5 reviews
Nightfall One 369 copies, 2 reviews
Nightfall Two 369 copies, 2 reviews
Asimov's Chronology of the World 345 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Question 341 copies, 21 reviews
The Left Hand of the Electron 335 copies, 5 reviews
Asimov on Numbers 296 copies, 6 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume One (1955-1961) (Editor; Preface; Afterword) 290 copies, 5 reviews
The Tragedy of the Moon 289 copies, 4 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor 288 copies, 3 reviews
Where Do We Go from Here? (Editor) 282 copies, 5 reviews
The Planet That Wasn't 279 copies, 2 reviews
The Empire Novels 269 copies, 2 reviews
Opus 100 263 copies, 2 reviews
Asimov on Science Fiction 261 copies, 5 reviews
Beginnings 261 copies, 2 reviews
Through a Glass Clearly 257 copies, 4 reviews
Norby: Robot For Hire 255 copies, 2 reviews
Puzzles of the Black Widowers 252 copies, 6 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Three (1971-1975) (Editor) 251 copies, 1 review
Is Anyone There? 250 copies, 5 reviews
Asimov On Astronomy 245 copies, 3 reviews
Asimov on Physics 243 copies, 1 review
The Relativity of Wrong 239 copies, 2 reviews
Words from the Myths 230 copies, 2 reviews
The Return of the Black Widowers 230 copies, 5 reviews
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (Editor) 230 copies, 5 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury (Editor; Contributor) 228 copies, 2 reviews
Breakthroughs in Science 224 copies, 4 reviews
The 13 Crimes of Science Fiction (Editor; Contributor) 217 copies, 5 reviews
The Genetic Code 216 copies, 1 review
Foundation Tetralogy 211 copies, 6 reviews
The Egyptians 211 copies, 5 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Four (1976-1979) (Editor; Contributor) 208 copies, 2 reviews
Norby Through Time and Space 207 copies, 1 review
The Alternate Asimovs 201 copies, 5 reviews
Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright 200 copies, 4 reviews
Adding a Dimension 199 copies, 1 review
The New Hugo Winners, Volume II (Editor) 197 copies, 2 reviews
The Sun Shines Bright 197 copies, 1 review
The Roving Mind (Author) 195 copies, 1 review
The Stars in Their Courses 194 copies, 1 review
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction (Editor) 193 copies, 2 reviews
Yours, Isaac Asimov 187 copies, 1 review
Tomorrow's Children (Editor, Contributor) 185 copies, 5 reviews
Nebula Award Stories 8 (Editor) 179 copies, 2 reviews
Please Explain 178 copies, 8 reviews
View from a Height 175 copies, 1 review
The Complete Stories: Volume 1 174 copies, 2 reviews
Asimov's Guide to Halley's Comet 174 copies, 4 reviews
In the beginning... 171 copies, 2 reviews
The Greeks; A Great Adventure. 165 copies, 5 reviews
The Solar System and Back 160 copies, 1 review
Science, Numbers, and I 158 copies, 1 review
Breve historia de la química 156 copies, 4 reviews
The Wellsprings of Life 155 copies, 2 reviews
Youth [novelette] 155 copies, 11 reviews
It's Been a Good Life 149 copies, 7 reviews
Realm of Numbers 149 copies, 1 review
The Roman Republic 147 copies, 4 reviews
Opus 200 146 copies
Last Man on Earth (Editor) 143 copies, 3 reviews
'X' Stands For Unknown 143 copies, 2 reviews
The Beginning and the End 142 copies, 1 review
Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (Editor; Contributor) 141 copies, 2 reviews
The Roman Empire 140 copies, 4 reviews
Life and Energy 138 copies, 1 review
Microcosmic Tales (Editor) 134 copies, 3 reviews
Only a Trillion 127 copies, 3 reviews
Our Angry Earth 126 copies, 1 review
Realm of Algebra 125 copies
Fact and Fancy 123 copies, 1 review
Dragon Tales (Editor) 122 copies, 1 review
El Cercano Oriente 121 copies, 3 reviews
Space Mail (Editor) 120 copies, 1 review
The Sensuous Dirty Old Man 117 copies, 6 reviews
Dark Ages 109 copies, 4 reviews
Five-Odd 105 copies, 2 reviews
Words of Science [Omnibus] 103 copies, 1 review
The Hugo Winners 101 copies, 1 review
Jupiter 101 copies, 1 review
The Land of Canaan 99 copies, 8 reviews
Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot (Author) 97 copies, 5 reviews
Lecherous Limericks 97 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (Editor; Contributor) 95 copies
Twentieth Century Discovery 95 copies, 1 review
The Subatomic Monster 94 copies, 1 review
The Secret of the Universe 94 copies, 2 reviews
Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters (Editor, Contributor) 93 copies, 2 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (Editor) 92 copies, 3 reviews
Frontiers 91 copies, 1 review
The road to Infinity 86 copies, 1 review
Opus (A Panther Book) 85 copies, 2 reviews
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The Science Fictional Solar System (Editor) 84 copies, 1 review
Life and Time 83 copies, 1 review
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Building Blocks of the Universe 81 copies, 2 reviews
Science Past - Science Future 80 copies, 1 review
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World of Carbon 73 copies, 3 reviews
Young Mutants (Editor) 71 copies, 4 reviews
The Asteroids 70 copies, 1 review
A Short History of Biology 70 copies, 1 review
Comets and Meteors 70 copies, 1 review
Earth, Our Crowded Spaceship 68 copies, 1 review
The sun 68 copies
Time Untamed 67 copies, 2 reviews
The shaping of France 63 copies, 3 reviews
The search for the elements 62 copies, 2 reviews
Chrono-minets 62 copies
Purr-Fect Crime (Editor) 59 copies
Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov (Author) 59 copies, 1 review
Space Mail II (Editor) 59 copies
Young Extraterrestrials (Editor) 56 copies, 3 reviews
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The History of Physics 54 copies, 2 reviews
Mars, We Love You (Introduction) 54 copies, 2 reviews
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Great Ideas of Science 53 copies, 5 reviews
Robots 53 copies
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Space Garbage 52 copies
Au prix du papyrus 51 copies, 1 review
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (Editor; Contributor) 49 copies, 2 reviews
Realm of Measure 49 copies, 1 review
The Double Planet 49 copies, 1 review
The Future I (Editor) 48 copies
TV:2000 (Editor; Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
War With the Robots (Editor) 46 copies
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Science Fiction Novels (Editor; Contributor) 46 copies, 3 reviews
Speculations (Editor; Contributor) 45 copies
Limericks 45 copies
The Kingdom of the Sun 45 copies, 1 review
Inside the atom 45 copies
Photosynthesis 45 copies, 1 review
Our Solar System 44 copies, 1 review
4 Futures (Editor) 44 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World (Contributor) 43 copies
The Last Answer 43 copies, 3 reviews
The Story of Ruth 42 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Galaxy 42 copies
Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries (Editor) 42 copies, 1 review
Young Monsters (Editor) 41 copies, 1 review
Opus 300 41 copies
The Adventures of Lucky Starr 40 copies, 1 review
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13 Horrors of Halloween 36 copies, 1 review
All the Troubles of the World 36 copies, 1 review
A Whiff of Death & Murder at the ABA (Author) 36 copies, 1 review
World of Nitrogen 36 copies, 1 review
Norby and the Invaders (Author) 35 copies
Environments Out There 35 copies, 1 review
Norby and the Queen's Necklace 35 copies, 1 review
Les vents du changement 35 copies, 2 reviews
Animals of the Bible 35 copies, 3 reviews
Words on the Map 33 copies, 1 review
Ik, robot 32 copies, 1 review
The Clock We Live on 31 copies, 2 reviews
Astronomy Today 30 copies, 1 review
Sally [short story] 30 copies, 2 reviews
Murder on the Menu (Introduction; Editor) 29 copies, 1 review
The Fun They Had 28 copies, 1 review
Facts and Trivia (Giant Books) 28 copies, 1 review
Familiar Poems, Annotated 28 copies, 1 review
L'amour, vous connaissez? 28 copies, 1 review
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Young Witches and Warlocks (Editor) 27 copies, 2 reviews
Norby Finds a Villain (Author) 27 copies, 1 review
Young Ghosts (Editor) 27 copies, 1 review
Robbie [short story] 25 copies, 2 reviews
Cal 25 copies
Profession 24 copies
Galley Slave 24 copies
Creations 23 copies
The War of the Worlds (Afterword, some editions) 16,275 copies, 294 reviews
The Mysterious Island (Afterword, some editions) 4,312 copies, 73 reviews
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Foundation's Triumph 1,228 copies, 13 reviews
A History of Mathematics (Foreword) 952 copies, 10 reviews
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (Contributor) 815 copies, 2 reviews
Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns and other Delusions (Introduction, some editions) 705 copies, 8 reviews
I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (Original Work) 588 copies, 10 reviews
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Adventures in Time and Space (Contributor, some editions) 501 copies, 7 reviews
The Time Traveller's Almanac (Contributor) 482 copies, 11 reviews
Agent of Byzantium (Introduction, some editions) 475 copies, 9 reviews
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (Contributor) 404 copies, 7 reviews
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (Contributor) 372 copies, 5 reviews
Galactic Empires, Volume One (Contributor) 367 copies, 7 reviews
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 355 copies, 4 reviews
The Big Book of Science Fiction (Contributor) 326 copies, 6 reviews
The QPB Companion to The Lord of the Rings (Contributor) 323 copies, 1 review
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Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 314 copies, 4 reviews
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (Contributor) 299 copies, 2 reviews
The Time Machine / The Invisible Man / The War of the Worlds (Introduction, some editions) 271 copies, 2 reviews
Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction (Introduction; Contributor) 270 copies, 5 reviews
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (Contributor) 256 copies, 5 reviews
Space Opera (Contributor) 246 copies, 3 reviews
Detective Stories (Story Library) (Contributor) 246 copies, 1 review
The Paradox Men (Foreword, some editions) 244 copies, 2 reviews
Dangerous Visions 1 (Introduction) 241 copies, 4 reviews
Study War No More: A Selection of Alternatives (Contributor) 240 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum (Introduction, some editions) 237 copies, 4 reviews
The 1977 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 231 copies, 5 reviews
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 229 copies, 7 reviews
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (Contributor) 227 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 225 copies, 4 reviews
The 1989 Annual World's Best SF (Introduction, some editions) 223 copies, 1 review
Mistletoe Mysteries (Contributor) 222 copies, 7 reviews
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (Contributor) 218 copies, 2 reviews
Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy (Contributor) 213 copies, 2 reviews
Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology (Contributor; Introduction) 207 copies, 1 review
The World turned Upside Down (Contributor) 205 copies, 6 reviews
The 1984 Annual World's Best SF (Author) 205 copies, 4 reviews
Don't Open This Book! (Contributor) 196 copies, 1 review
The 1975 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 191 copies
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer, 1952-1964 (Foreword) 184 copies, 4 reviews
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (Contributor) 183 copies, 1 review
A Different Flesh (Introduction, some editions) 183 copies, 3 reviews
A Century of Science Fiction (Contributor) 175 copies, 1 review
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 173 copies, 2 reviews
Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 170 copies, 1 review
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (Contributor) 165 copies, 3 reviews
World's Best Science Fiction: 1971 (Contributor) 163 copies, 2 reviews
Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction (Introduction, some editions) 161 copies
Stories to Be Read With the Door Locked (Contributor) 159 copies, 4 reviews
A Science Fiction Argosy (Contributor, some editions) 152 copies
The Ultimate Frankenstein (Introduction, some editions) 151 copies, 4 reviews
17 X Infinity (Contributor) 144 copies, 1 review
Great Tales of Science Fiction (Contributor) 144 copies, 2 reviews
Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (Contributor) 142 copies
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Worlds to Come 133 copies, 2 reviews
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The Man Who Pulled Down the Sky (Introduction, some editions) 132 copies
Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
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Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction (Contributor) 130 copies, 3 reviews
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The Prisoner: A Televisionary Masterpiece ("Theodore Prisoner") 128 copies, 1 review
Soviet Science Fiction (Introduction) 126 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 (Contributor) 125 copies, 1 review
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Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (Foreword; Foreword) 114 copies
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11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (Contributor) 107 copies, 2 reviews
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The Universe (Contributor) 106 copies, 2 reviews
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Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories (Contributor) 103 copies, 1 review
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First Contact (Contributor) 94 copies
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Beyond Tomorrow (Contributor) 94 copies, 1 review
Space Odysseys 94 copies
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The Jupiter effect (Foreword, some editions) 93 copies
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More Soviet Science Fiction (Introduction) 91 copies
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Project Solar Sail (Contributor) 90 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction Terror Tales (Contributor) 89 copies
13 Above the Night (Contributor) 89 copies, 4 reviews
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (Contributor) 85 copies, 2 reviews
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Best SF: 1968 (Author) 85 copies, 1 review
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3 (Contributor) 83 copies, 1 review
Best SF Two (Contributor) 82 copies
Time to Come (Contributor) 81 copies
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 30-Year Retrospective (Introduction; Contributor) 81 copies, 1 review
Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science (Contributor) 80 copies, 1 review
Nebula Winners: 12 (Contributor) 79 copies
Science Fiction: The Future (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
The Second IF Reader of Science Fiction (Contributor) 76 copies, 1 review
Giants Unleashed (Contributor) 76 copies, 2 reviews
Magicats II! (Contributor) 74 copies
The Fire Came by: The Riddle of the Great Siberian Explosion (Introduction, some editions) 74 copies
Worlds of Maybe : Seven Stories of Science Fiction (Contributor, some editions) 73 copies, 1 review
Beyond Control (Contributor) 73 copies, 1 review
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction (Contributor) 73 copies
Between Time and Terror (Contributor) 72 copies
The expert dreamers (Contributor) 71 copies
My Best Science Fiction Story (Contributor) 68 copies, 1 review
Decade: The 1940s (Contributor) 67 copies, 1 review
18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories (Contributor, some editions) 66 copies, 1 review
More Adventures in Time and Space (Contributor) 65 copies, 1 review
New Dimensions 2 (Author) 65 copies, 1 review
The Microverse (Contributor) 65 copies
Six great short science fiction novels (Contributor) 64 copies, 2 reviews
The Mirror of Infinity (Contributor) 63 copies
Orion's Sword (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Future Tense (Introduction) 62 copies
Nebula Awards 23 (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
The Space Beyond (Introduction) 61 copies
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The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack (Contributor) 58 copies, 2 reviews
Contact (Contributor) 57 copies
Rod Serling's Other Worlds (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
Mind to Mind (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
The Constellations: An Enthusiast's Guide to the Night Sky (Introduction, some editions) 56 copies, 1 review
Best Science Fiction Stories (Author, some editions) 51 copies, 1 review
Close Encounters With the Deity (Foreword) 51 copies, 1 review
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The Pseudo-People (Contributor) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Best Short Shorts (Contributor) 50 copies, 1 review
Space, Time & Crime (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
3 From Out There (Contributor) 48 copies
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Anthropology Through Science Fiction (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Contributor) 42 copies
Science Fiction Inventions (Contributor) 42 copies
Phantoms (Introduction, some editions) 41 copies
Science Fiction Oddities (Author) 40 copies, 2 reviews
The Folio Science Fiction Anthology (Contributor) 39 copies
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The Unexpected (Contributor) 39 copies, 1 review
The nightmare reader, volume one (Introduction) 39 copies, 2 reviews
Towards Infinity (Contributor) 38 copies, 1 review
The Time Travelers: A Science Fiction Quartet (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
Futures Unlimited (Contributor) 36 copies
The Night Fantastic (Contributor) 36 copies
Beyond the Curtain of Dark (Contributor) 36 copies
SF: Authors' Choice (Contributor) 35 copies
The Space Magicians (Contributor) 35 copies
Great Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 35 copies
14 Great Tales of ESP (Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: Vol. 1, No. 1 [Spring 1977] (Contributor, some editions) 34 copies, 1 review
Dimension X: Five Science Fiction Novellas (Contributor, some editions) 33 copies
The Science Fictional Dinosaur (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction Thinking Machines (Contributor) 32 copies
Operation Future (Contributor) 32 copies
Elsewhere X3 (Contributor) 30 copies
The Best of Omni Science Fiction (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (Contributor) 30 copies
The Humanist Way: An Introduction to Ethical Humanist Religion (Foreword, some editions) 29 copies, 1 review
Exiles (Contributor) 28 copies
Lost Cities and Forgotten Tribes (Introduction) 28 copies
Invasion of the Robots (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
Dinosaurs II! (Contributor) 27 copies
Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction (Introduction; Contributor) 26 copies
101 Mystery Stories (Contributor) 26 copies
The Androids Are Coming (Contributor) 24 copies
Stories to Be Read With the Door Locked, Volume 1 (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
New Voices III: The Campbell Award Nominees (Introduction) 24 copies, 1 review
Shot in the Dark (Contributor) 24 copies
Manhattan Mysteries (Contributor) 24 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949 (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Beastly Tales (Contributor) 23 copies
Isaac Asimov's Adventures of Science Fiction (Introduction; Contributor) 22 copies
Your Share of Fear (Contributor) 22 copies
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre (Contributor) 22 copies, 2 reviews
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The Stars and Under: A Selection of Science Fiction (Contributor) 12 copies, 1 review
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (Author, some editions) 12 copies, 1 review
Astounding Science Fiction 1952 10 (Contributor) 11 copies
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Astounding Science Fiction 1948 06 (Contributor) 8 copies
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Because of the wide number of topics that he wrote about, 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification, Asimov was jocularly known as "The World's Greatest Expert."
Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.

Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the "Foundation" series, the first three books of which won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. His other major series are the "Galactic Empire" series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, with Foundation and Earth (1986), he linked this distant future to the Robot stories, creating 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 also wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction novelette "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted the best short science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.

Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much nonfiction. Most of his popular science books explain concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. Examples include Guide to Science, the three-volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery. He wrote on numerous other scientific and non-scientific topics, such as chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, history, biblical exegesis, and literary criticism.

He was president of the American Humanist Association. The asteroid (5020) Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars, a Brooklyn elementary school, Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO, and four literary awards are named in his honor.
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