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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) — biography from Foundation… (more)
Foundation 19,107 copies, 360 reviews
I, Robot 14,047 copies, 253 reviews
Foundation and Empire 12,205 copies, 146 reviews
Second Foundation 11,303 copies, 120 reviews
Foundation's Edge 9,381 copies, 78 reviews
Prelude to Foundation 7,780 copies, 96 reviews
Foundation and Earth 7,638 copies, 73 reviews
The Caves of Steel 7,368 copies, 132 reviews
The Robots of Dawn 6,424 copies, 93 reviews
The Foundation Trilogy 6,117 copies, 80 reviews
El Sol Desnudo 5,893 copies, 95 reviews
The Gods Themselves 5,581 copies, 98 reviews
Forward the Foundation 5,494 copies, 55 reviews
Robots and Empire 4,698 copies, 43 reviews
Pebble in the Sky 3,464 copies, 56 reviews
The End of Eternity 3,420 copies, 86 reviews
The Stars, Like Dust 3,378 copies, 66 reviews
Nemesis 3,356 copies, 37 reviews
The Currents of Space 3,051 copies, 49 reviews
Nightfall 2,820 copies, 49 reviews
Fantastic Voyage 2,474 copies, 24 reviews
The Complete Robot 2,226 copies, 38 reviews
Robot Dreams 2,010 copies, 23 reviews
Bicentennial Man 1,791 copies, 20 reviews
Robot Visions 1,639 copies, 16 reviews
Earth Is Room Enough 1,545 copies, 16 reviews
The Martian Way and Other Stories 1,465 copies, 13 reviews
The Rest of the Robots 1,458 copies, 16 reviews
Los Ojos Hacen Algo Más Que Ver 1,440 copies, 15 reviews
Asimov's Mysteries 1,368 copies, 18 reviews
Nine Tomorrows 1,347 copies, 23 reviews
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1,254 copies, 10 reviews
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1,170 copies, 14 reviews
The Positronic Man 993 copies, 15 reviews
The Ugly Little Boy 913 copies, 12 reviews
Azazel 912 copies, 12 reviews
David Starr: Space Ranger 812 copies, 13 reviews
I.Asimov: A Memoir 771 copies, 16 reviews
Understanding Physics 757 copies, 4 reviews
Murder at the ABA 708 copies, 17 reviews
Tales of the Black Widowers 684 copies, 10 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (Editor) 668 copies, 9 reviews
Asimov's New Guide to Science 640 copies, 3 reviews
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 586 copies, 3 reviews
Casebook of the Black Widowers 532 copies, 5 reviews
The Best of Isaac Asimov 528 copies, 4 reviews
More Tales of the Black Widowers 527 copies, 8 reviews
A Whiff of Death 491 copies, 8 reviews
Banquets of the Black Widowers 490 copies, 7 reviews
Extraterrestrial Civilizations 483 copies, 5 reviews
The Norby Chronicles 450 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts 440 copies, 5 reviews
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (Editor) 430 copies, 6 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Odyssey (Foreword) 425 copies, 5 reviews
The Edge of Tomorrow 419 copies, 2 reviews
The Early Asimov: Volume 1 (of 3) 418 copies, 6 reviews
The Early Asimov 399 copies, 4 reviews
The Union Club Mysteries 392 copies, 6 reviews
100 Malicious Little Mysteries (Editor; Contributor) 384 copies, 4 reviews
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (Editor; Contributor) 379 copies, 6 reviews
The Early Asimov: Volume 2 (of 3) 379 copies, 4 reviews
Nightfall One 375 copies, 2 reviews
Nightfall Two 373 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Question 363 copies, 21 reviews
Asimov's Chronology of the World 358 copies, 2 reviews
The Left Hand of the Electron 343 copies, 5 reviews
Before the Golden Age Book 1 333 copies, 4 reviews
Asimov on Numbers 305 copies, 6 reviews
The Tragedy of the Moon 302 copies, 4 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume One (1955-1961) (Editor; Preface; Afterword) 299 copies, 5 reviews
Where Do We Go from Here? (Editor) 293 copies, 5 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor 293 copies, 4 reviews
The Planet That Wasn't 288 copies, 3 reviews
The Empire Novels 273 copies, 2 reviews
Opus 100 270 copies, 3 reviews
Asimov on Science Fiction 269 copies, 6 reviews
Beginnings 265 copies, 2 reviews
Norby: Robot For Hire 264 copies, 2 reviews
Through a Glass Clearly 262 copies, 4 reviews
Puzzles of the Black Widowers 261 copies, 7 reviews
Is Anyone There? 258 copies, 5 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Three (1971-1975) (Editor) 256 copies, 1 review
Asimov On Astronomy 256 copies, 3 reviews
The Relativity of Wrong 249 copies, 3 reviews
Asimov on Physics 249 copies, 2 reviews
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (Editor) 239 copies, 5 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury (Editor; Contributor) 239 copies, 2 reviews
The Return of the Black Widowers 238 copies, 5 reviews
Words from the Myths 237 copies, 3 reviews
Breakthroughs in Science 231 copies, 4 reviews
The Egyptians 221 copies, 6 reviews
The 13 Crimes of Science Fiction (Editor; Contributor) 220 copies, 5 reviews
The Genetic Code 219 copies, 1 review
Norby Through Time and Space 213 copies, 1 review
Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology (Contributor) 212 copies, 1 review
The Hugo Winners: Volume Four (1976-1979) (Editor; Contributor) 211 copies, 2 reviews
Foundation Tetralogy 211 copies, 6 reviews
The Alternate Asimovs 207 copies, 5 reviews
Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright 206 copies, 4 reviews
Adding a Dimension 205 copies, 1 review
The New Hugo Winners, Volume II (Editor) 202 copies, 2 reviews
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction (Editor) 201 copies, 2 reviews
The Sun Shines Bright 201 copies, 1 review
The Stars in Their Courses 199 copies, 2 reviews
The Roving Mind (Author) 196 copies, 1 review
Yours, Isaac Asimov 193 copies, 1 review
Tomorrow's Children (Editor, Contributor) 190 copies, 5 reviews
Please Explain 186 copies, 7 reviews
The Complete Stories: Volume 1 186 copies, 2 reviews
Asimov's Guide to Halley's Comet 183 copies, 4 reviews
Nebula Award Stories 8 (Editor) 181 copies, 2 reviews
In the beginning... (Author) 181 copies, 2 reviews
View from a Height 181 copies, 2 reviews
The Greeks; A Great Adventure. 170 copies, 5 reviews
The Solar System and Back 168 copies, 1 review
Youth [novelette] 167 copies, 11 reviews
The Wellsprings of Life 163 copies, 3 reviews
Science, Numbers, and I 162 copies, 2 reviews
Breve historia de la química 162 copies, 4 reviews
It's Been a Good Life 156 copies, 7 reviews
Realm of Numbers 152 copies, 2 reviews
The Roman Republic 152 copies, 4 reviews
The Roman Empire 150 copies, 4 reviews
Opus 200 148 copies
The Beginning and the End 148 copies, 2 reviews
Last Man on Earth (Editor) 147 copies, 3 reviews
'X' Stands For Unknown 146 copies, 3 reviews
Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (Editor; Contributor) 144 copies, 3 reviews
Life and Energy 140 copies, 1 review
Microcosmic Tales (Editor) 136 copies, 3 reviews
El Cercano Oriente 131 copies, 3 reviews
Our Angry Earth 131 copies, 1 review
Only a Trillion 129 copies, 3 reviews
Realm of Algebra 128 copies, 1 review
Fact and Fancy 127 copies, 1 review
Dragon Tales (Editor) 126 copies, 1 review
Space Mail (Editor) 123 copies, 1 review
Dark Ages 120 copies, 4 reviews
The Sensuous Dirty Old Man 118 copies, 5 reviews
Jupiter 110 copies, 1 review
Words of Science [Omnibus] 109 copies, 1 review
Five-Odd 107 copies, 2 reviews
The Land of Canaan 105 copies, 9 reviews
Norby, the mixed-up robot (Author) 105 copies, 5 reviews
The Hugo Winners 100 copies, 1 review
Lecherous Limericks 99 copies, 1 review
The Subatomic Monster 98 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (Editor; Contributor) 98 copies
Twentieth Century Discovery 97 copies, 1 review
The Secret of the Universe 97 copies, 2 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (Editor) 96 copies, 3 reviews
Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters (Editor, Contributor) 95 copies, 2 reviews
Frontiers 94 copies, 1 review
The road to Infinity 91 copies, 1 review
Opus (A Panther Book) 88 copies, 2 reviews
The Shaping of England. 88 copies, 4 reviews
Starships (Editor) 88 copies, 1 review
The Science Fictional Solar System (Editor) 87 copies, 1 review
Life and Time 87 copies, 1 review
Flying Saucers (Editor; Contributor) 86 copies
Asimov on Chemistry 85 copies, 1 review
Catastrophes! (Editor) 84 copies, 1 review
Building Blocks of the Universe 84 copies, 2 reviews
Norby and the Oldest Dragon (Author) 83 copies
Science Past - Science Future 83 copies, 1 review
Backdrop of Stars (Contributor) 81 copies, 2 reviews
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) (Editor; Contributor) 79 copies, 1 review
World of Carbon 78 copies, 5 reviews
The Super Hugos 78 copies, 2 reviews
Time Untamed 76 copies, 2 reviews
Comets and Meteors 75 copies, 1 review
The sun 74 copies
A Short History of Biology 74 copies, 1 review
The Asteroids 73 copies, 1 review
Young Mutants (Editor) 73 copies, 4 reviews
Earth, Our Crowded Spaceship 69 copies, 1 review
The shaping of France 65 copies, 3 reviews
Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov (Author) 64 copies, 1 review
The search for the elements 64 copies, 2 reviews
Chrono-minets 63 copies
Purr-Fect Crime (Editor) 62 copies
The Twelve Frights of Christmas 61 copies, 2 reviews
Space Mail II (Editor) 59 copies
Space Garbage 59 copies
Young Extraterrestrials (Editor) 58 copies, 3 reviews
Norby's Other Secret (Author) 57 copies
The Moon 57 copies
The Twelve Crimes of Christmas (Editor) 56 copies, 1 review
The History of Physics 55 copies, 2 reviews
Robots 54 copies
Great Ideas of Science 54 copies, 6 reviews
Mercury: The Quick Planet 53 copies, 1 review
Au prix du papyrus 53 copies, 1 review
The Double Planet 52 copies, 1 review
The Future I (Editor) 51 copies
War With the Robots (Editor) 50 copies
Realm of Measure 50 copies, 2 reviews
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (Editor; Contributor) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Inside the atom 49 copies
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Science Fiction Novels (Editor; Contributor) 49 copies, 3 reviews
Speculations (Editor; Contributor) 48 copies
Photosynthesis 48 copies, 1 review
TV:2000 (Editor; Contributor) 47 copies, 1 review
Limericks 46 copies
The Kingdom of the Sun 45 copies, 1 review
The Last Answer 45 copies, 4 reviews
Our Solar System 45 copies, 1 review
Four Futures (Editor) 45 copies, 1 review
Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries (Editor) 44 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Galaxy 43 copies
The Story of Ruth 43 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World (Contributor) 43 copies
Young Monsters (Editor) 43 copies, 1 review
The Adventures of Lucky Starr 41 copies, 1 review
The World of Nitrogen 41 copies, 1 review
Opus 300 41 copies
Norby and the Invaders (Author) 38 copies
A Whiff of Death & Murder at the ABA (Author) 37 copies, 1 review
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
All the Troubles of the World 37 copies, 1 review
13 Horrors of Halloween 37 copies, 1 review
Animals of the Bible 37 copies, 3 reviews
Norby and the Queen's Necklace 37 copies, 1 review
Environments Out There 36 copies, 1 review
Words on the Map 35 copies, 1 review
Les vents du changement 35 copies, 2 reviews
Astronomy Today 34 copies, 1 review
The Clock We Live on 34 copies, 1 review
Sally [short story] 32 copies, 2 reviews
Ik, robot 31 copies, 1 review
Murder on the Menu (Introduction; Editor) 30 copies, 1 review
Young Witches and Warlocks (Editor) 30 copies, 2 reviews
Facts and Trivia (Giant Books) 30 copies, 1 review
Norby Finds a Villain (Author) 29 copies, 1 review
The Fun They Had 29 copies, 1 review
L'amour, vous connaissez? 28 copies, 1 review
Familiar Poems, Annotated 28 copies, 1 review
Young Ghosts (Editor) 28 copies, 1 review
Nightfall [novelette] 28 copies, 2 reviews
Robbie [short story] 26 copies, 2 reviews
Cal 25 copies
Galley Slave 24 copies
Creations 24 copies
Profession 24 copies
The Noble Gases 24 copies
Sport of Crime (Editor) 23 copies
Franchise 23 copies, 1 review
The Dead Past 22 copies, 1 review
Les Veufs Noirs (Author) 22 copies, 1 review
Ring Around The Sun 22 copies, 1 review
Liar! 21 copies, 1 review
Satellites in Outer Space 21 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Adventures of Science Fiction (Editor; Introduction; Contributor) 21 copies
Galaxies 20 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction A to Z (Editor) 20 copies, 1 review
How Did We Find Out About Oil 20 copies, 2 reviews
Light 19 copies
Mirror Image 18 copies, 1 review
Robot Dreams [short story] 18 copies, 1 review
David Starr justicier de l'espace (Author) 17 copies, 1 review
Planets for Man (Author) 17 copies
Isaac Asimov's Aliens & Outworlders (Contributor) 17 copies
Science Fiction by Asimov 16 copies, 1 review
Seleccion 1 16 copies
The Big Apple Mysteries (Editor) 16 copies
De robotromans 16 copies
Reason 16 copies, 1 review
Hound Dunnit 16 copies
The C-Chute 15 copies
Runaround [short story] 14 copies, 1 review
Orbit: The Best of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (Graphic… (Contributor; Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
Strikebreaker 14 copies
Asimov : selección 1 13 copies, 1 review
Travels Through Time (Science Fiction Shorts) (Editor; Contributor) 13 copies, 2 reviews
The 21st Century in Space 13 copies, 1 review
Broedt daar een mens ? 13 copies, 1 review
Evidence 12 copies
Los premios Hugo 1968-1969 12 copies, 1 review
Az Alapítvány pereme 2 12 copies, 1 review
True Love 12 copies, 1 review
Light Verse 12 copies, 1 review
Satisfaction Guaranteed 12 copies, 1 review
What If 12 copies
La Edad de Oro 1944-1945 11 copies, 1 review
After the End (Editor) 11 copies, 1 review
Encounters (Editor) 11 copies
Asimov's annotated "Don Juan" (Editor; notes) 11 copies
Show Business Is Murder (Editor; Contributor) 11 copies
De Saturno a Plutón. 11 copies, 1 review
Sucker Bait 11 copies
Someday 11 copies, 1 review
Futurs qui craignent 10 copies, 1 review
Mutants (Editor) 10 copies, 2 reviews
First Law 10 copies
Dead Hand 10 copies
Venus Near Neighbor of the Sun 10 copies, 1 review
In A Good Cause 10 copies
Mathenauts 10 copies
Waterclap 10 copies
Supernova 10 copies
Still more lecherous limericks 10 copies, 1 review
Young Star Travelers (Editor) 10 copies, 1 review
Dwergsterren (Editor) 10 copies
The Sun 9 copies
Technology 9 copies
Lenny 9 copies
Frustration 9 copies
Anniversary 9 copies
ZomerSF 9 copies
Found! 9 copies, 1 review
Stars 9 copies
Escape! 8 copies
Think! 8 copies, 1 review
Global Space Programs 8 copies, 1 review
Left to Right 8 copies
La edad de oro 1946-1947 8 copies, 1 review
Mother Earth 8 copies
Os Robôs da Alvorada 8 copies, 1 review
Robot Al-76 Goes Astray 8 copies, 1 review
Potential 8 copies
Il meglio di Asimov: Volume secondo (Author) 8 copies, 1 review
The Best New Thing 8 copies, 1 review
Wild Inventions (Editor) 8 copies
Mistérios 7 copies
Origenes 7 copies
Living Space 7 copies
The Key 7 copies
Exile To Hell 7 copies
Blind Alley 7 copies
Fondazione I 7 copies
Risk 7 copies
El cinturón de Venus 7 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction (Editor) 6 copies
Fantascienza 6 copies
Hell-Fire 6 copies
Le Cycle De Fondation 6 copies, 1 review
Selección 2 6 copies
The Deep 6 copies
Soplo mortal 5 copies
Belief 5 copies
No Connection 5 copies
Half-Breeds on Venus 5 copies, 1 review
Bug Awful 5 copies
The Immortals 5 copies
More lecherous limericks 5 copies, 1 review
Not Final! 5 copies, 1 review
El club de los enigmas 5 copies, 3 reviews
Kid Stuff 5 copies
Asimov's Ghosts (Editor) 4 copies
Hallucination 4 copies
I premi Hugo 1962-1966 (Editor) 4 copies
Good Taste 4 copies
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (Contributor, some editions) 4 copies
Sternenschiffe I (Editor) 4 copies
Silly Asses 4 copies
The Pause 4 copies
Point of View{short story} 4 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Ghosts & Monsters (Editor) 4 copies
Tomorrow's TV (Editor) 4 copies
Button Button 4 copies
I Premi Hugo [1955-1962] (Editor) 4 copies
Teine Asum 3 copies
Imortais 3 copies
Science Fiction Omnibus 3 copies, 1 review
15 Short Stories 3 copies, 1 review
Asumi äär 3 copies
Asimov story 3 copies
alieni ! 3 copies
Northwestward 3 copies
Dreamworld 3 copies
Maghi 3 copies
Mina, robot 3 copies
50 Mysteries 3 copies
The Cross of Lorraine 3 copies, 1 review
Blank! 3 copies
Everest 3 copies
2430 Ad 3 copies
Key Item 3 copies
13 SHORT FANTASY NOVELS (Editor) 3 copies
Let's Not 3 copies
Myriades 3 copies
Take A Match 3 copies
Shah Guido G 3 copies
Space junk 3 copies
11 3 copies
The Dark Void 3 copies
Half-breed 3 copies
Getting Even 2 copies
Human Body 2 copies
Kivike taevas 2 copies
Lucky Starr 2 2 copies
Mutations 2 copies
I premi Hugo 1969-1971 (Editor) 2 copies
Uomini 2 copies
Enne Asumit 2 copies
Triple Devil 2 copies
The Family Man 2 copies, 1 review
I premi Hugo 1974-75 (Editor) 2 copies
Robohistorie 2 copies
Second Best 2 copies
None So Blind 2 copies
To The Barest 2 copies
Kid Brother 2 copies
The Imaginary 2 copies
Homo Sol 2 copies
History 2 copies
Time Pussy 2 copies
Legal Rites 2 copies
The Hazing 2 copies
Heredity 2 copies
Norby 2 copies
Selección 2 copies
Asum ja Maa 2 copies
Edasi, Asum 2 copies
Gizli Göz 2 copies
Time Warps (Editor) 2 copies
Verses 2 copies
CAILLOUX DANS LE CIEL. (Author) 1 copy, 1 review
[No title] 1 copy
Ahmaklar 1 copy
Kurtarici 1 copy
Les robots 1 copy
Io 1 copy
Fundația 1 copy
refugio 1 copy
Teoremas 1 copy
A Voté 1 copy
Una nueva dimensión 1 copy, 1 review
Zu Schade 1 copy
Son Soru 1 copy
Takeoff 1 copy
Galatea 1 copy
from Liar! 1 copy
Sure Thing 1 copy
from Murder at the ABA (Author) 1 copy
Epilogue 1 copy
Ciencia 3 1 copy
No Smoking 1 copy
Relatos 1 copy
Blodet 1 copy
Mysteries 1 copy
2014 1 copy
1977 1 copy
Time Bride 1 copy
Streghe 1 copy
Metà A metà B (Author) 1 copy
The War of the Worlds (Afterword, some editions) 16,988 copies, 292 reviews
The Mysterious Island (Afterword, some editions) 4,458 copies, 76 reviews
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories (Foreword; Foreword, some editions) 1,798 copies, 34 reviews
Foundation's Triumph 1,260 copies, 12 reviews
A History of Mathematics (Foreword) 985 copies, 11 reviews
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (Contributor) 840 copies, 2 reviews
Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns and other Delusions (Introduction, some editions) 720 copies, 9 reviews
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 597 copies, 4 reviews
I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (Original Work) 597 copies, 9 reviews
Adventures in Time and Space (Contributor, some editions) 510 copies, 7 reviews
The Time Traveller's Almanac (Contributor) 509 copies, 11 reviews
Agent of Byzantium (Introduction, some editions) 492 copies, 10 reviews
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (Contributor) 416 copies, 7 reviews
Galactic Empires, Volume One (Contributor) 380 copies, 7 reviews
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (Contributor) 371 copies, 5 reviews
The Big Book of Science Fiction (Contributor) 359 copies, 6 reviews
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 359 copies, 4 reviews
The QPB Companion to The Lord of the Rings (Contributor) 336 copies, 1 review
The Further Adventures of Batman (Contributor) 327 copies, 3 reviews
Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 325 copies, 6 reviews
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (Contributor) 309 copies, 2 reviews
The Time Machine / The Invisible Man / The War of the Worlds (Introduction, some editions) 279 copies, 2 reviews
Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction (Introduction; Contributor) 276 copies, 5 reviews
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (Contributor) 267 copies, 4 reviews
Detective Stories (Contributor) 255 copies, 1 review
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 250 copies, 8 reviews
Dangerous Visions 1 (Introduction) 248 copies, 4 reviews
Space Opera (Contributor) 247 copies, 3 reviews
The Paradox Men (Foreword, some editions) 246 copies, 2 reviews
Study War No More: A Selection of Alternatives (Contributor) 244 copies, 1 review
The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum (Introduction, some editions) 241 copies, 4 reviews
The 1977 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 238 copies, 5 reviews
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (Contributor) 233 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 230 copies, 4 reviews
The 1989 Annual World's Best SF (Introduction, some editions) 229 copies, 1 review
Mistletoe Mysteries (Contributor) 226 copies, 7 reviews
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (Contributor) 222 copies, 2 reviews
Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy (Contributor) 218 copies, 2 reviews
The 1984 Annual World's Best SF (Author) 212 copies, 4 reviews
The World Turned Upside Down (Contributor) 212 copies, 6 reviews
Don't Open This Book! (Contributor) 198 copies, 2 reviews
The 1975 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 193 copies
A Different Flesh (Introduction, some editions) 190 copies, 2 reviews
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (Contributor) 186 copies, 2 reviews
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer, 1952-1964 (Foreword) 185 copies, 3 reviews
A Century of Science Fiction (Contributor) 180 copies, 2 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 176 copies, 2 reviews
Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 173 copies, 1 review
World's Best Science Fiction: 1971 (Contributor) 168 copies, 2 reviews
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (Contributor) 168 copies, 3 reviews
Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction (Introduction, some editions) 166 copies
The Ultimate Frankenstein (Introduction, some editions) 158 copies, 4 reviews
A Science Fiction Argosy (Contributor, some editions) 152 copies
Great Tales of Science Fiction (Contributor) 148 copies, 2 reviews
17 X Infinity (Contributor) 146 copies, 1 review
Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (Contributor) 143 copies
Future on Ice (Contributor) 141 copies, 1 review
A Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 140 copies, 3 reviews
Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 (Contributor) 135 copies, 3 reviews
Worlds to Come 135 copies, 3 reviews
The Man Who Pulled Down the Sky (Introduction, some editions) 135 copies
Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction (Contributor) 134 copies, 3 reviews
Nebula Award Stories 4 (Contributor) 134 copies, 2 reviews
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (Contributor) 133 copies, 1 review
The Prisoner: A Televisionary Masterpiece ("Theodore Prisoner") 132 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Age of Science Fiction (Contributor) 129 copies, 3 reviews
Soviet Science Fiction (Introduction) 129 copies, 1 review
Penguin Science Fiction (Contributor) 128 copies, 4 reviews
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction (Author) 127 copies, 2 reviews
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 8th Series (Contributor) 126 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 (Contributor) 126 copies, 1 review
Bicentennial Man [1999 film] (Original story) 123 copies, 1 review
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (Contributor) 120 copies, 2 reviews
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (Contributor) 119 copies, 3 reviews
Galactic Empires {complete} (Contributor) 118 copies, 1 review
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (Foreword; Foreword) 118 copies
New Tales of Space and Time (Contributor) 118 copies, 6 reviews
Earthmen and Strangers (Contributor) 117 copies, 2 reviews
The Universe (Contributor) 113 copies, 2 reviews
The New Hugo Winners, Volume IV (Contributor) 110 copies, 1 review
The Third Galaxy Reader (Contributor) 110 copies, 1 review
The Three Pound Universe (Foreword, some editions) 109 copies, 1 review
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (Contributor) 109 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum 2 (Contributor) 108 copies, 1 review
Great Science Fiction by Scientists (Contributor) 108 copies, 1 review
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories (Contributor) 107 copies, 2 reviews
Galaxy, Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Contributor) 106 copies, 4 reviews
Beyond Belief (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 105 copies
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2 (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
The Future Makers (Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
Great Stories of Space Travel (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
The Worlds of Science Fiction (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (Contributor) 102 copies
New Writings in SF-4 (Contributor) 102 copies, 2 reviews
Mars, We Love You (Introduction) 100 copies, 2 reviews
SF: The Best of the Best (Author, some editions) 100 copies
The Planets (Contributor) 97 copies, 2 reviews
Great Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 97 copies, 2 reviews
First Contact (Contributor) 96 copies
Nebula Winners Fourteen (Contributor) 96 copies, 1 review
The Jupiter effect (Foreword, some editions) 95 copies
Space Odysseys 95 copies
Prologue to Analog (Contributor) 94 copies, 3 reviews
The Unknown (Foreword, some editions) 93 copies, 2 reviews
Beyond Tomorrow (Contributor) 93 copies, 1 review
Project Solar Sail (Contributor) 91 copies
Science Fiction Terror Tales (Contributor) 91 copies
More Soviet Science Fiction (Introduction) 91 copies
13 Above the Night (Contributor) 90 copies, 4 reviews
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (Contributor) 88 copies, 2 reviews
Sci-Fi Private Eye (Contributor) 87 copies, 2 reviews
Best SF: 1968 (Author) 86 copies, 1 review
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3 (Contributor) 85 copies, 1 review
Nebula Winners: 12 (Contributor) 83 copies
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 30-Year Retrospective (Introduction; Contributor) 82 copies, 1 review
Time to Come (Contributor) 82 copies
Best SF Two (Contributor) 82 copies
Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science (Contributor) 81 copies, 1 review
Giants Unleashed (Contributor) 80 copies, 2 reviews
Science Fiction: The Future (Contributor) 79 copies, 1 review
The Fire Came by: The Riddle of the Great Siberian Explosion (Introduction, some editions) 77 copies
The Second IF Reader of Science Fiction (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction (Contributor) 76 copies
Worlds of Maybe : Seven Stories of Science Fiction (Contributor, some editions) 75 copies, 1 review
Beyond Control (Contributor) 74 copies, 1 review
Magicats II! (Contributor) 74 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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