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Isaac Asimov

2 January 1920 - 6 April 1992

Asimov was born sometime between October 4, 1919 and January 2, 1920 in Petrovichi in Smolensk Oblast, RSFSR (now Russia), the son of a Jewish family of millers. Although his exact date of birth is uncertain, Asimov himself celebrated it on January 2. His family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York and opened a candy store when he was three years old. He taught himself to read at the age of five. He began reading the science fiction pulp magazines that his family's store carried. Around the age of eleven, he began to write his own stories, and by age nineteen, he was selling them to the science fiction magazines. He graduated from Columbia University in 1939. He married Gertrude Blugerman in 1942. During World War II he worked as a civilian at the Philadelphia Navy Yard's Naval Air Experimental Station. After the war, he returned to Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1948. He then joined the faculty of the Boston University School of Medicine until 1958, when he became a full-time writer. His first novel, Pebble in the Sky, was published in 1950. He and his wife divorced in 1973, and he married Janet O. Jeppson the same year. He was a highly prolific writer, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 9,000 letters and postcards.

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  • Cover of: Foundation
    First published in 1951 94 editions in 9 languages — 19 previewable Cover of edition fondation0000asim Cover of edition yinhediguojidi0011asim Cover of edition isaacasimovfound0000unse_p0o7 Cover of edition foundationisaaca0000unse Cover of edition isaacasimovfound0000unse_l4c7 Cover of edition foundation0000isaa_h6e8 Cover of edition foundation0000isaa_z6t9 Cover of edition foundation0000isaa_z3i5 Cover of edition foundation00asim

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  • Cover of: I, Robot
    First published in 1950 94 editions in 10 languages — 21 previewable Cover of edition lesrobots0000isaa_s7t1 Cover of edition iorobot00asim Cover of edition yorobot0000isaa Cover of edition lesrobots0000asim Cover of edition lesrobots0000isaa Cover of edition irobot00asim Cover of edition irobotasim00asim Cover of edition irobot0asim Cover of edition irobot0000asim_h2b4

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  • Cover of: Foundation and Empire
    First published in 1945 79 editions in 8 languages — 22 previewable Cover of edition 2ndfoundationgal0000isaa Cover of edition ilcrollodellagal0000asim Cover of edition fondationetempir0000asim_a1a1 Cover of edition isaacasimovfound0000unse Cover of edition isaacasimovfound0000unse_k9d2 Cover of edition foundationempire0000isaa Cover of edition foundationempire0000asim_d2n3 Cover of edition foundationempire0000asim_j5k9 Cover of edition foundationempire0000isaa_t6z0

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  • Cover of: Second Foundation
    First published in 1953 78 editions in 6 languages — 13 previewable Cover of edition secondfoundation0000isaa_y4n8 Cover of edition secondfoundation0000asim_p7l4 Cover of edition secondfoundation0000asim_t2b6 Cover of edition secondfoundation0000asim_m5l6 Cover of edition secondfoundation0000asim Cover of edition secondfoundation00asim Cover of edition secondfoundation0000asim_l4w7 Cover of edition secondfoundation00asim_0 Cover of edition secondfoundation0000asim_m5j1

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  • Cover of: The End of Eternity
    First published in 1955 60 editions in 8 languages — 7 previewable Cover of edition lafindeleternite0000asim Cover of edition endofeternity0000isaa_m7i0 Cover of edition endofeternitythe0000isaa Cover of edition endofeternity0000isaa_k1t0 Cover of edition endofeternity0000isaa Cover of edition endofeternity00asim

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  • Cover of: Foundation's Edge
    First published in 1977 58 editions in 8 languages — 15 previewable Cover of edition loslimitesdelafu0000asim Cover of edition lecycledefondati0000isaa Cover of edition fondationfoudroy0000asim Cover of edition bwb_W8-BSB-346 Cover of edition foundationsedge0000isaa Cover of edition isaacasimovfound0000unse_m1b8 Cover of edition foundationse00asim Cover of edition foundationsedge1983asim Cover of edition foundationsedge00asim

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  • Cover of: The Caves of Steel: A Lije Baley & R. Daneel Olivaw Novel

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  • Cover of: The foundation trilogy: three classics of science fiction

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  • Cover of: The Naked Sun
    First published in 1954 51 editions in 7 languages — 10 previewable Cover of edition dienacktesonne0000isaa Cover of edition isbn_8476340974_0 Cover of edition bwb_KS-136-283 Cover of edition nakedsun0000isaa_o5v1 Cover of edition nakedsun0000isaa_e9c8 Cover of edition nakedsun0000asim Cover of edition nakedsun00asim Cover of edition nakedsun0000isaa Cover of edition elsoldesnudobest00asim

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  • Cover of: The Gods Themselves
    First published in 1972 47 editions in 8 languages — 12 previewable Cover of edition lospropiosdioses0000asim Cover of edition rownibogom0000asim Cover of edition godsthemselve00asim Cover of edition godsthemselves00isaa Cover of edition godsthemselves0000isaa Cover of edition godsthemselves00unse Cover of edition godsthemselves00asim Cover of edition godsthemselves0000isaa_i5e9 Cover of edition godsthemselves0000asim

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  • Cover of: Foundation and Earth
    First published in 1986 45 editions in 7 languages — 7 previewable Cover of edition vakfvedunyaturki0000meti Cover of edition isbn_9788804403029 Cover of edition foundationearth00asimrich Cover of edition foundationearth0000asim Cover of edition foundationearth0000asim_a4j1 Cover of edition foundationearth00asim

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  • Cover of: The Currents of Space
    First published in 1952 45 editions in 7 languages — 5 previewable Cover of edition bwb_P8-ASP-031 Cover of edition trent_0116301772103 Cover of edition currentsofspace00asim Cover of edition currentsofspace00asim_0

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  • Cover of: The Stars, Like Dust
    First published in 1951 44 editions in 6 languages — 7 previewable Cover of edition bwb_W7-BNK-354 Cover of edition starslikedust0000asim Cover of edition starslikedust00isaa Cover of edition starslikedust0000asim_o4t4 Cover of edition starslikedustgal0000asim Cover of edition starslikedust00asim

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  • Cover of: Prelude to Foundation
    First published in 1988 42 editions in 5 languages — 8 previewable Cover of edition prex301ludeax3000000isaa Cover of edition preludetofoundat0000isaa Cover of edition preludetofoundat0000asim_k6b8 Cover of edition isbn_9780007270491 Cover of edition preludetofoundat0000asim Cover of edition preludetofoundat00asim Cover of edition preludetofoundat0000isaa_p0s9

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  • Cover of: Pebble in the Sky
    First published in 1950 42 editions in 6 languages — 5 previewable Cover of edition pebbleinsky0000isaa Cover of edition pebbleinsky00asim Cover of edition pebbleinsky0000asim Cover of edition pebbleinsky0000asim_w0i8

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  • Cover of: Forward the Foundation
    First published in 1993 41 editions in 6 languages — 7 previewable Cover of edition forwardfoundatio0000asim_c5e4 Cover of edition forwardfoundatio00asim Cover of edition forwardfoundatio00asim_0 Cover of edition forwardfoundatio0000asim Cover of edition forwardfoundatio0000isaa Cover of edition forwardfoundatio0000asim_d4m0

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  • Cover of: The Robots of Dawn
    First published in 1983 41 editions in 8 languages — 10 previewable Cover of edition losrobotsdelaman0000asim Cover of edition robotsofdawn0000isaa_h3d8 Cover of edition robotsofdawn0000isaa Cover of edition robotsofdawn00asim Cover of edition robotsofdawn00isaa Cover of edition robotsofdawn0000asim Cover of edition robotsofdawnbyis0000isaa Cover of edition robotsofdawn00isaa_0 Cover of edition lp_the-robots-of-dawn_isaac-asimov

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  • Cover of: Youth
    First published in 2010 36 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One

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  • Cover of: The new intelligent man's guide to science

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