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Asimov, Isaac

(US, 1920–92)

Isaac Asimov was born in Russia, but his parents emigrated to America when he was 3 years old. He is the most prolific of the ‘big three’ of American science fiction, the others being Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein. Since the age of 19 he has published over 400 books dealing with a vast range of topics both religious and scientific. Start with Foundation, the first book of the Foundation series (1951–93), a sprawling tale of intergalactic empires and their wars which won him a special Hugo award. Asimov has also won most of the other awards of science fiction.

Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert.


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Literature Reference: American Literature, English Literature, Classics & Modern FictionBooks & Authors: Award-Winning Fiction (A-Bo)