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From:St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers (4th ed.)At the age of three, Isaac Asimov was brought to Brooklyn from Petrovichi, Russia, by penniless immigrant parents. He grew up in a series of candy stores, earned a Ph.D. in chemistry and reached the rank of associate...
From: Christian Science MonitorIsaac Asimov was his own book-of-the-month club. Between 1950, when Doubleday published his first science-fiction novel, Pebble in the Sky, and his death in 1992, Asimov wrote more than 470 books--both fiction and...
From:Reference Guide to American Literature (3rd ed.)With nearly five hundred books to his credit, Isaac Asimov was probably the most prolific American writer of the century, and his range was as vast as his output. He was among other things a master at explaining science...
From: Science Fiction for Young ReadersOne of the best-known science fiction writers in the world, Isaac Asimov has become a household name. He is solidly identified with the genre, although the majority of his 400 plus books have been non-fiction, covering a...
From: ExtrapolationMany science fiction writers attempt to create plausible future worlds by extrapolating scientific, technological, and social trends into the future. Such extrapolations are often quickly out of date, since scientific...
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