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.
- 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 the 1996 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."