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Isaac Asimov


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Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was 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. His works have been... more »

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  • ''Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.''
    Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), Russian-born U.S. author. repr. In Asimov on Science Fiction (1981). "How Easy to See the Future," Natural History (New York...
  • It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, b...
    Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), Russian-born U.S. author. repr. In Asimov on Science Fiction (1981). "My Own View," published in The Encyclopedia of Science...
  • Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today—but the core of science fiction, its essence ... has become crucial to our salvatio...
    Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), Russian-born U.S. author. repr. In Asimov on Science Fiction (1981). "My Own View," The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ed....
  • Let's start with the three fundamental Rules of Robotics.... We have: one, a robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Two, a robot must obey the o...
    Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), Russian-born U.S. author. I, Robot (1950). Powell, in Runaround, story first published in Astounding Science Fiction (March ...
  • Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowled...
    Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), Russian-born U.S. author. The Roving Mind, ch. 25, Prometheus Books (1983).
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