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Isaac Asimov (1920–1992)

Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov comes from the eponymous sort of wheat in Russian). In... See full bio »

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  I, Robot 2 (novel) (announced)
 2012 Formula of Death (TV Movie) (novel)
 2004 I, Robot (suggested by book)
 2000 Nightfall (Video) (story)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (novel "The Positronic Man") / (short story "The Bicentennial Man")
 1995 The Android Affair (TV Movie) (story)
 1992 Isaac Asimov's Visions of the Future (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1990 Teach 109 (TV Short) (story)
 1988 Feeling 109 (Short) (story)
 1988 Robots (Video) (novels "I, Robot" et al")
 1988 Nightfall (story)
  Probe (TV Series) (1 episode, 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Untouched by Human Hands (1988) ... (creator)
- Computer Logic (1988) ... (writer)
 1988 Gandahar (adaptation - American version)
 1987 Konets vechnosti (novel "The End of Eternity")
 1977 The Ugly Little Boy (TV Movie) (story)
 1976 A halhatatlanság halála (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971 A History of Science Fiction from 1938 (Documentary short)
  Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1969) (novel - 1 episode, 1969) (story "Reason" - 1 episode, 1967) (novella - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Naked Sun (1969) ... (novel)
- Liar! (1969) ... (story)
- The Prophet (1967) ... (story "Reason")
- Satisfaction Guaranteed (1966) ... (story)
- Sucker Bait (1965) ... (novella)
 1966 El robot embustero (Short) (story)
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Caves of Steel (1964) ... (novel)
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Little Lost Robot (1962) ... (story)
 1953 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I, Tobor (1953) ... (writer)
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Author of hundreds of science fiction and non-fiction novels and short stories, including many written under pen names. Also wrote many scholarly works. Best known for his Robot and Foundation series of books. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I sit down at the typewriter, I write. Someone once asked me if I had a fixed routine before I start, like setting up exercises, sharpening pencils, or having a drink of orange juice. I said, "No, the only thing I do before I start writing is to make sure that I'm close enough to the typewriter to reach the keys." See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 35-37. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. See more »

Nickname:

The Human Typewriter

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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