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Isaac Asimov

"Isaac Asimov (born January 2, 1920, Petrovichi, Russia—died April 6, 1992, New York, New York, U.S.) American author and biochemist, a highly successful and prolific writer of science fiction and of science books for the layperson. He wrote or edited about 500 volumes, of which the most famous are those in the Foundation and robot series.
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Asimov, Isaac
Asimov, Isaac
Isaac Asimov, 1965.
Asimov was brought to the United States at age three. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Columbia University in 1939. During World War II, he worked at the Naval Aviation Experimental Station in Philadelphia along with science-fiction authors Robert Heinlein and L. Sprague de Camp. After the war, he took a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia in 1948. He then joined the faculty of Boston University, with which he remained associated thereafter.
Lobby card for the motion picture film ""Things to Come"" (1936); directed by William Cameron Menzies. (science fiction, futurism)
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