Isaac Asimov
#84 Overall Influence

Isaac Asimov

American writer and professor


Why is this person notable and influential?

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?
Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Boston University
Boston University

Private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Le Grand Livre des robots
  • The Edge of Tomorrow
  • Atom (Asimov book)
  • Nightfall
  • Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright
  • The Time Traveler's Almanac
  • Foundation
  • Birth of a Notion
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 7
  • Escape!
  • The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 16
  • David Starr, Space Ranger
  • Murder at the ABA
  • Fact and Fancy
  • Foundation’s Edge
  • Omnibus of Science Fiction
  • Nemesis
  • Robot Dreams
  • Does a Bee Care?
  • Prelude to Foundation
  • Inside the Atom
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 12
  • Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
  • The Key Word and Other Mysteries
  • Building Blocks of the Universe
  • La Mère des mondes
  • My Son, the Physicist
  • Feminine Intuition
  • The Planet That Wasn't
  • Robot Visions
  • Before the Golden Age
  • Robots and Empire
  • Extraterrestrial Civilizations
  • Jokester
  • The Currents of Space
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 17
  • Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
  • Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales
  • Giants
  • The Ugly Little Boy
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 19
  • The Caves of Steel
  • Asimov on Science Fiction
  • Liar!
  • The End of Eternity
  • Au prix du papyrus
  • The Naked Sun
  • Five-Odd
  • Asimov's New Guide to Science
  • Science, Numbers, and I
  • Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot
  • The Gods Themselves
  • The Deep
  • Breakthroughs in science
  • Second Foundation
  • Opus 200
  • A Boy's Best Friend
  • Of Matters Great and Small
  • The Winnowing
  • Adding a Dimension
  • Lecherous Limericks
  • View from a Height
  • The Positronic Man
  • Far as Human Eye Could See
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 9
  • Br-r-r-!
  • Foundation and Empire
  • Our Angry Earth
  • The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
  • Not Final!
  • The Stars in their Courses
  • Key Item
  • The new Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
  • The search for the elements
  • Question
  • Counting the Eons
  • The Human Brain: its capacities and functions
  • asimov's guide to science
  • Forward the Foundation
  • Opus 100
  • Hostess
  • Someday
  • X Stands for Unknown
  • The Tragedy of the Moon
  • The Fun They Had
  • Legal Rites
  • Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos
  • Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter
  • Too Bad!
  • Through a Glass, Clearly
  • In Memory Yet Green
  • Life and Energy
  • The Stars, Like Dust
  • Have You Seen These?
  • The Collapsing Universe
  • Half-Breed
  • Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare
  • The Robots of Dawn
  • Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain
  • Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus
  • Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts
  • The Machine that Won the War
  • The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • The Union Club Mysteries
  • The Martian Way
  • The Sun Shines Bright
  • Out of the Everywhere
  • Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury
  • Asimov's Chronology of the World
  • A Choice of Catastrophes
  • The Early Asimov
  • Only a Trillion
  • Is anyone there?
  • The Tercentenary Incident
  • Waterclap
  • Pebble in the Sky
  • Stranger in Paradise
  • From Earth to Heaven
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 4
  • Understanding Physics
  • The Death Dealers
  • Silly Asses
  • Lucky Starr series
  • Robot Dreams
  • Visions of the Universe
  • The Life and Times of Multivac
  • Futurs en délire
  • Of Time and Space and Other Things
  • Point of View
  • Foundation and Earth
  • All the Troubles of the World
  • The Secret of the Universe
  • Christmas Without Rodney
  • Segregationist
  • The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
  • The Relativity of Wrong
  • Youth
  • Asimov's Guide to the Bible
  • A Short History of Chemistry
  • The Left Hand of the Electron
  • Sally
  • The Road to Infinity
  • Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn
  • Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery
  • Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids
  • The Subatomic Monster

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