Isaac Asimov

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Isaac Asimov

Name: Isaac Asimov

Born: January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi, Russian SFSR

Death: April 6, 1992 (Age: 72)

Computer-related contributions

  • American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.
  • Known for his works of science fiction and popular science books.
  • One of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.
  • Widely considered a master of hard science fiction.

Significant publications

  • Robots et extra-terrestres d'Isaac Asimov. [1-2] (1991).
  • The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov, Vol. 1 (1990).
  • DID COMETS KILL THE DINOSAURS? (Library of the Universe) (1990).
  • Nightfall (1990).
  • Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos (1990).
  • Beginnings: The Story of Origins (1989).

Honors and awards

  • In the US Congress bill about the designation of the National Robotics Week as an annual event (2010).
  • A crater on the planet Mars, Asimov, was named in his honor (2009).
  • Posthumous induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame (1997).
  • A 1946 Retro-Hugo for Best Novel of 1945 was given at WorldCon to "The Mule" (1996).
  • Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book for I. Asimov: A Memoir (1995).
  • Best All-time Novel Series Hugo Award for the Foundation series (1966).


"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."

"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."

"I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them."